As time goes by, the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming more stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about the disease alone can be overwhelming to many children and adults. When anxiety about schools, jobs and loved ones are laid on top of the fears of the disease, a person’s mental and physical health can suffer greatly. Stress caused by many factors may lead to less sleep, changes in eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, and turning to increased tobacco, alcohol and other substances to cope with the pressures.
Our downloadable Substance Abuse and the COVID-19 Pandemic – Infographic poster might help an employee who is suffering or has a family member who is suffering. Please feel free to print or share digitally.
Additional crisis help hotlines are listed below.
Get immediate help in a crisis
- Call 911
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chat
- The Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116 TTY Instructions
- Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chat or text: 8388255
Find a health care provider or treatment for substance use disorder and mental health
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889
- Treatment Services Locator Website
- Interactive Map of Selected Federally Qualified Health Centers