USA Resources for Mental Health, Domestic Violence, and Children’s Needs during COVID-19

Earlier today, I shared a post with hotlines and resources for Canadian Based domestic violence, mental health, and children’s needs. 

And now, I’m sharing the same type of information, but it’s specific to the United States. A lot of my family, friends, and subscribers currently in the U.S., and I wanted to extend the same help here! 

Here’s an excerpt from yesterday: 

“Staying home has been the safest option in fighting the spread of coronavirus. However, home is not a safe place for everyone. Children who are regularly abused, women who bare the brunt of their partners unmanaged anger, and those who were facing food insecurity before any of this began – these are a few of the scenarios where home is not safe.

In addition to violence and abuse, I predict mental health issues to be at an all time high coming out of self isolation. We can first help by ensuring we are taking care of ourselves. Minding your mental health takes more than a bubble bath and a little self care. It requires daily intentional self awareness and communication with someone who you trust. If you don’t have someone you’re checking in with, find someone. Pick a friend or a family member, and commit to mental health check in’s. if that’s not available, use the BLOOM app for daily check in’s. (more resources available below)

I’ve seen the destruction a family experiences when home is not safe. After working in a group counseling centre for court mandated anger management therapy, I looked hundreds of domestic violence offenders in the face and rehabilitated them. Right now, group counseling is not happening. Physical counseling sessions are impossible, and the result is an obvious increase in worst case scenarios for many families.

Now more than ever, we need to be getting resources to those who need them most. I’ve put together a list of resources for various needs below.

Please share this to your page, and help get this information to those who need it. One phone call could save someone’s life. There are articles at the bottom of this list with more info.”

Helplines during Covid 19 – USA

Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto www.thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Dating Abuse. Love is Respect. Phone: 1-866-331-9474, TTY: 1-866-331-8453, or Text LOVEIS TO 22522
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

State Resources for Women facing Violence: (from womenshealth.gov)

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Kid’s Support

Mental Health

Other Organizations That Offer Specialized Treatment Referral Services Included:

Suicide Prevention Hotlines 

  • AustraliaLifeline: Call 13 11 14 for 24/7 services.
  • CanadaNational Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8355 for 24/7 services.
  • New Zealand – Lifeline Aotearoa: Call 0800 543 354 for 24/7 services.
  • United KingdomPapyrus: Call 0800 068 41 41 for 24/7 services
  • USANational Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8355 for 24/7 services.

Hotlines for each State in the United States – (List from suicide.org)

International Suicide Hotlines – (List from suicide.org)

References: **because I didn’t find all of this information on my own. 

https://www.lifeline.org.au

http://www.lifeline.org.nz/corp_Home_378_2001.aspx

http://www.papyrus-uk.org

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

https://www.mhanational.org/finding-therapy 

https://time.com/5803887/coronavirus-domestic-violence-victims/

https://www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-safety/get-help

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/18/coronavirus-domestic-violence-shelters-prepare-hotlines-open/5067349002/

Please share these resources on your social media outlets. The best way to help someone when you can be physically present is to be available, share resources, and pray for them. Together, we can not only help to flatten the covid curve, but we can help those who are experience traumas at home.

– the Wife

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