General Mental Health
DBSA offers more online support during the COVID-19 crisis
Many chapters are reporting interruptions in their regularly scheduled support group meetings due to a number of reasons. They include facilitators and participants who are considered at “higher risk,” meeting facilities that have cancelled outside group meetings on a temporary basis, or recommendations from state and local governments to practice social distancing and to avoid crowds or public gatherings of 10 or more whenever possible. Learn more about COVID-19 and Support Group Meetings
Mental Health and COVID-19
- Mother Jones – Mental Health Professionals Are Preparing for an Epidemic of Anxiety Around the Coronavirus
- CBS News – “This is going to compound your problems”: Coronavirus poses new challenge for many with mental illness
Mental Wellness Tips for Socially Isolated Adults
Find an information balance: You may be too focused on trying to absorb all of the information about the current state of emergency. Try going to certain reputable sites, such as government websites, once a day to see whether the recommendations have changed, but not spending your whole day online looking at every possible site. Focus on solving problems one at a time:
o Step one is identifying the problem
o Step two is brainstorming possible solutions
o Step three is evaluating the solutions by looking at the potential costs and benefits
o Step four is choosing and implementing the best solution; and
o Step five is evaluating how it went
Try to think about problems as challenges to be solved, not unsolvable events over which you have no control. Reach out to people who have helped in the past, the people who care about you are eager to help. Know that this situation is temporary: accept some level of anxiety right now, knowing that it is temporary. It’s sometimes much easier to deal with anxiety that’s shared, we’re all going through this situation together, and we should make use of available social support.
Feeling Down or Depressed?
Reach Out: Social contact, even over the phone, can lift your spirits and expand your internal world. Give the gift of your presence!
Make A List: All of the things that you have been putting off until you “have more time” or “feel like doing it”, consider that your lack of motivation or desire is a symptom of depression, focus on activities that you once enjoyed
Keep Active: The less we do the more depressed we become, the more depressed we are the less we do. It is difficult to feel depressed if you are engaging in activities that bring you a sense of pleasure and or accomplishment
Continue Your Routine: changes in sleep patterns and self care can impact our mood in significant ways, keep your sleep, meal, and hygiene routines the same even if your other activities outside of the home are disrupted.
For Important Updates
White Bird Crisis Line
The Friendship Line (24‐Hour Hotline/Warmline)
MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH:
- HIV Alliance: Continuing modified operations, visit https://hivalliance.org/covid-19 for the latest information.
- Hourglass Community Crisis Center: NEW Hours of Operation: 11:00am to 11:00pm 7 days per week, referrals will be accepted until 9:30pm 7 days per week. ColumbiaCare will serve up to 8 individuals at any given time, will still accept clients from our usual referral points, including walk-ins. More (PDF)…
- Options Counseling and Family Services: Eugene and Springfield offices are still open. Most therapists are doing telehealth, and they are still taking new clients. Call (541) 762-1971 with questions or visit https://wp.options.org/home/statement-from-options/
- White Bird CAHOOTS: CAHOOTS continues to operate 24/7 at this time, if you are in Eugene please call (541) 682-5111, for those in Springfield please call (541) 726-3714. We are sealing the van compartment to protect patients using transportation services. Staff will be wearing extra masks and coverings to keep themselves healthy so they can keep working.
- White Bird Chrysalis Behavioral Health Outpatient Services: Posting updates daily to Facebook Page. UPDATE 3/24 5PM: In order to help control this pandemic we are deciding to switch to remote contact through phones or video meetings only. Your case manager will contact you with details about UA’s, 1:1, groups. Future clients: Intakes will also be done remotely. If you are currently scheduled to come in person, we will contact you about remote options. If you need an intake packet, please call to have one emailed or mailed to you for now. Our office is closed for walk-ins until further notice. We hope to see you again soon!
- White Bird Counseling: Implementing telehealth options for clients.
- White Bird Crisis Services: Walk-in crisis services at 990 W. 7th Ave are currently unavailable. 24/7 crisis phone services will still be available to the community at 541-687-4000 / 1-800-422-7558
- White Bird Dental Clinic: Posting updates to Facebook Page. Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic White Bird Dental is discontinuing walk-in clinics. We will be seeing extreme emergencies only. All patients will be triaged by phone 541-344-8302. We will remain open Monday thru Friday but encourage patients to call rather than come into the clinic.
- White Bird Medical Clinic: Operating with reduced staffing, working on implementing Telehealth protocols, unable to do any COVID-19 testing due to supply issues. Still scheduling appointments, not taking walk-ins.
- Womenspace is not currently holding support classes and not serving people in walk in. Please use their 24 hour support line to receive services for domestic violence supporters– 541-485-6513
- Center for Family Development is providing telephone and telehealth services for mental health and substance abuse. They are accepting new patients, give them a call at 541-342-4863.
- South Lane Mental Health is currently open for “tele-medicine” appointments, and have a crisis call in number. Both services can be accessed through our main number: 541-942-3939. Located at 1345 Birch Ave. in Cottage Grove