San Mateo County Pride Center and Mission Hospice are co-sponsoring a free 8-week online group to support members of the LGBTQ+ community who have experience losing a loved one. It is here you can share with others who understand your perspective, and help you cope with loss.
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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxious, angry, sad, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one feels overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990. Find more mental health resources here: https://www.smchealth.org/covid-19-mental-health
Todos reaccionan diferente a situaciones estresantes como #COVID19. Puede sentirse ansioso, enojado, o triste. Si ud. o un ser querido se siente abrumado, reciba apoyo las 24/7, llame/envíe un texto: 1-800-985-5990. Más recursos: smchealth.org/covid-19-mental-health
Join Your Community on Saturday Oct 24 for the 7th Annual “Stepping Up Transition to Independence” Fair
National Recovery Month highlights that recovery works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
We know that each recovery journey is unique—there are numerous treatment options and recovery pathways available to those dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders in San Mateo County.
Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing everyday life for us all. For many, this means adapting to unexpected changes in our daily routines, and for others, it involves having to let go of an important event, dealing with financial pressures or facing the loss of a loved one.
Adjusting to these new realities and future uncertainty can bring about strong and overwhelming emotions in both adults and children. Today, nearly half of adults in the U.S. are experiencing increased distress.
Taking care of your mental health—as well your physical health—is an important aspect in maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. San Mateo County Health has put together resources and guides for staying well,24/7 crisis lines, coping strategies and managing stress, and more.
Visit the newly launched mental health resource page focused on to helping you take care of your mental health and wellness at www.smchealth.org/covid-19-mental-health
A team of American Red Cross volunteers have been trained to provide virtual support to families and communities who have suffered a loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Mateo County is promoting the Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to its residents. Red Cross volunteers can help families navigate available resources during their difficult time, along with emotional support, counseling and education on COVID-related stress or mental health issues related to children.
Visit redcross.org/VFAC to access this resource. People without internet access can call toll-free at 833-492-0094 for confidential and free assistance.
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The CalHOPE Crisis Counseling Program (by the Department of Health Care Services) has positions open for COVID-19 Peer Emotional Support Line Counselors for the California Peer-Run Warm Line operated by Mental Health Association (MHA) of San Francisco.
The applicants do not have to be licensed or certified counselors, but can be peers with lived experience.
See the recruitment details here.