During this stressful time, it’s important to take to care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, available resources include:
- Hingham Health Department’s licensed Social Worker, Cheryl West, is a great resource. She is available via telephone to residents to talk things through or just to listen. She can be reached at 781-804-2370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Massachusetts residents can dial 211 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
- Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available nationwide.