Emotional Well Being 04.20.20

posted Apr 22, 2020, 10:47 AM by Grant Harris

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are all aware of the impact that school closure, the implementation of stay-at-home directives, and the overall concern for our families regarding the Coronavirus are having on our everyday lives. For many of us, it can mean coming to terms with our emotional well being and the well being of those around us. This message is coming to you in the hope that if circumstances require emotional health assistance for you or for others that you know, there are open lines of communication for help. This includes contacts for general mental health, youth mental health, substance use, and domestic violence. Please see the following information in the body of this text as well as the link which provides extensive information including local behavioral health resources, domestic violence/sexual assault resources, talking with children, tips for caregivers, parents, and teachers during infectious disease outbreaks, and even information about the social stigma associated with COVID-19.

For emotional health assistance for you or for others do the same as above. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, consider the following (this list is not exhaustive):

United Way: Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option (option 25)

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 to all residents in the United States and its territories.

Safelink:If you or someone you know is in need of sexual or domestic violence services, please dial the Safelink hotline at 877-785-2020 or visit janedoe.or/findhelp

HAWC: https://hawcdv.org/contact/ 1-800-547-1649

HAWC is a leading domestic violence agency in Massachusetts, HAWC serves over 2,500 North Shore families per year. If you are curious about getting involved with HAWC or with one of our events, plesase out this form, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

City of Gloucester Health Dept.: gloucester-ma.gov

The Gloucester Family Health Center:  https://www.freeclinics.com/det/gloucester-family-health-center (978) 282-8899

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership: https://www.masspartnership.com/

Lahey Health Behavioral Services: https://www.drug-rehabs.org/rehab-center/Lahey-Health-Behavioral-Services_Gloucester_MA.htm 

For more information, please see the link from the Regional Youth Protective Network or view attachment

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTYrU4Ouhu29FeObabFl8BgGWJhCW14Del8jKI6jWP1Nq4cAtf9ZDdJ9Fl85OJajw/pub?fbclid=IwAR3g2vNBEdSicYVMhhjKHaX032SAoFUs6y6ha3hPk181WPTisKeIBbdWgas&urp=gmail_link 

Richard Safier, Superintendent

Emotional Well Being

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Grant Harris,
Apr 22, 2020, 10:47 AM
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Grant Harris,
Apr 22, 2020, 10:47 AM
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Grant Harris,
Apr 22, 2020, 10:47 AM
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Grant Harris,
Apr 22, 2020, 10:47 AM
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