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Behavioral Health Resources

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

CLARE DUDA, CHAIR

MARY ANN BORGESON         MICHAEL BOYLE         JAMES CAVANAUGH         MARC KRAFT         P.J. MORGAN       CHRISTOPHER RODGERS

Patrick T. Bloomingdale, Chief Administrative Officer

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                  MEDIA CONTACT

For immediate release on March 20, 2020                                                 Leia Baez, Douglas County PIO, 402-444-6439

 

Behavioral health resources available for Douglas County residents during COVID-19 pandemic

There’s no doubt about it, the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot of people on edge. It’s an uncertain time, causing stress, anxiety and fear. People are worried about contracting the virus, protecting vulnerable populations, financial setbacks, schoolwork at home for students and many more. Fortunately, there are organizations ready to assist Douglas County residents and ease some of those concerns.

“There are resources out there for you, so please do not hesitate to use them,” said Douglas County Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson. “We do not want people to panic. We want people to take this seriously and take care of their whole selves."

Here are free behavioral health resources available for the public:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress

Talk with a counselor, a doctor, or a clergy member anytime of the day or week. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters are available as well.

Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

Messaging: text TalkWithUs to 66746.

More information: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Boys Town National Hotline

The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. This is a great resource for parents/caregivers and families.

Hotline: 1-800-448-3000.

Email for speech- and hearing-impaired: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information: https://www.boystown.org/hotline/Pages/default.aspx

The Nebraska Family Helpline

A great resource for families concerned about a youth experiencing mental or behavioral health issues. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

More information: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Nebraska-Family-Helpline.aspx

 

(402) 444-7025         Suite LC 2 Civic Center           1819 Farnam Street         Omaha, Nebraska  68183-0100      (402) 444-6559 (FAX)

www.douglascounty-ne.gov

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