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Program: Mental Health Resources

Agency: Coronavirus 2020 - 2021

Resource Number: 67357585
The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Visit this CDC page to learn more about things people can do to support themselves and loved ones.

County Mental Health Crisis ResponseCrisis Hotlines
Confidential and available for free 24 hours/7 days a week:Mental Health Mobile Apps

Sanvello Mobile App
Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation, provides self-care, peer support, coaching, and therapy services. Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Offering premium subscriptions for free to everyone for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Educational ResourcesOnline Support Groups

Backline Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Support for the Music Industry
  • Provides support groups, yoga, meditation and breathwork
  • Visit website to fill out form
Carver County First Street Center Virtual Challenging Times Support Group 
  • Free online video support group offers listening, understanding and ideas on coping with the current pandemic on a day-to-day basis for those struggling with difficult emotions and thoughts during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Any Carver County resident can participate whether they’re a client of First Street Center or not
  • Group is every other Thursday, beginning on Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Individuals attend the group as needed, with no weekly commitment necessary
  • Call (952)442-4437 to register
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Find Local NAMI
  • Helpline Peer Support Specialists connect daily or as needed with people for check-ins, offering support, encouragement and listening. NAMI specializes in working with people affected by anxiety, depression, loneliness and mental illness.
  • Online Support Groups
River Ridge Coping with COVID Community Support Group
  • Free community outreach service facilitated by mental health staff. The group will talk about current struggles, practice grounding/coping skills and gain knowledge about common stressors that have come up for people during the pandemic.
  • Anyone can participate
  • Group will meet every Tuesday 9 am – 10:30 am beginning Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Register online
Telemedicine for Mental Health Assessment and Counseling

  • Provides online counseling (messaging, chat, phone or video) with counselors who can help with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and more
  • Cost ranges from $60 - $80 per week (billed every 4 weeks) based on location, preferences and therapist availability
  • Visit website to get matched with a therapist
Ellie Family Services
  • Call (651)313-8080 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday or visit website
  • Provides telehealth psychotherapy, psychiatric medication management, ARMHS (adult rehabilitative mental health services and CTSS (children's therapeutic support services)
Family Innovations
  • Call (612)924-3807 or visit website
  • Provides counseling sessions via the internet
Family Service Rochester
  • Call (507)287-2020 or visit website
  • Provides counseling sessions via the internet
Fraser Hope Line
  • Call (612)466-HOPE (4673) or email fraserhopeline@fraser.org
  • Open 7 am – 7 pm Monday – Friday
  • Offers immediate help for children and adults with autism, mental health and special needs by connecting people with a mental health professional. If an individual needs additional help, they may be referred to services. Individuals do not need to be a current Fraser client. Help is provided with issues like the following:
    • Anyone who is feeling alone or overwhelmed
    • Children who are having tantrums or showing aggression
    • Families struggling with a challenging new work/life balance
    • Individuals facing stress, anxiety and depression
    • Parents who are dealing with marital stress or sibling tensions
    • Young adults who are feeling depressed
MN Mental Health Advocates
  • Call (651)321-2340 or email hello@mnmha.org
  • Supports health care workers in accessing mental health resources
  • Mental health outpatient appointments via Telehealth
  • Needs assessment call (952)826-8475 or (888)977-2474

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center
  • Offers information and resources that help individuals who have lost a loved one due to the coronavirus
  • Volunteers help individuals navigate resources and are trained in:
    • Behavioral Health: Emotional support, counseling and education on COVID-related stress or mental health issues related to children
    • Health Services: Emotional support, assistance with basic medical questions and referrals to community resources
    • Spiritual Care: Spiritual and emotional support, and connection to faith-based providers and resources related to virtual funerals and memorial services
  • Language services for non-English speaking callers is provided
  • Call (833)492-0094 or request a call
  • Visit website
ICNA Relief National Helpline
  • (844)412-9809
  • helpline@icnarelief.org
  • Hours of Operation: 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday
  • Nationwide peer-support service which provides information and resource referrals to people facing difficulty due to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Languages include Arabic, Bangla, English, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu
  • Answer voicemails and emails within 24-48 business hours of receipt
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
  • Matches any socially isolated older adult with friendly phone companions who are background-checked and ready to share their warmth and friendship during this crisis and beyond.
  • Coffee Talk: Commitment-free, drop-in chat line 8 am - 12 noon Monday - Friday. Call (877)238-2282 or (612)746-0728. Offers older adults a way to engage with a volunteer in conversation. If needed, connection to critical support resources as well as other opportunities for connecting with others through the agency's programs is provided.
  • Elder Friends Phone Companions: Older adults have conversations with volunteers over the phone on a regular basis
  • Click here to sign up to receive calls or to volunteer to make calls
Minnesota Psychiatric Society COVID Cares Support Services
  • Support Service Schedule and Volunteer Contacts
  • Call (833)437-3466
  • Hours of Operation: 9 am - 9 pm/7 days a week
  • Offers 20-minute support services calls to support health care workers, first responders and essential personnel to manage the stress and emotional toll of being on the front lines of the pandemic. Volunteer providers are licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, social workers, nurse practitioners, etc.
Minnesota Warmline
  • Call (651)288-0400 or (877)404-3190
  • Text "Support" to 85511
  • Chat online
  • Hours of Operation: 12 noon - 10 pm Monday - Saturday
  • Provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls, texts and chats are answered by a team of Certified Peer Specialists, who have first hand experience living with a mental health conditions.
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • (888)626-4435 Adult Mental Health Support
  • Find Local NAMI
  • Helpline Peer Support Specialists connect daily or as needed with people for check-ins, offering support, encouragement and listening. NAMI specializes in working with people affected by anxiety, depression, loneliness and mental illness.
  • Online Support Groups
Project Return: Peer Support Network Warmline
  • Warm Line English: (888)448-9777
  • Warm Line Spanish: (888)448-4055
  • Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday
  • Non-crisis toll free line and is specifically, but not limited to, people who are coping with a mental health concern
  • Visit website for additional resources
  • Isolated people can talk with other isolated people at random
  • Works on the iOS and Android app Dialup
  • Visit website to sign up
Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative
  • Text the word FAMILY to 56525 to connect with staff and volunteers
  • Ask questions and get connected to resources and support
Salvation Army Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline
  • (844)458-4673
  • Hours of Operation: 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday
  • Staff available to talk, advise, and pray for individuals, families, and situations
  • Visit online for additional information

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