Mental Health and Coping Resources for a Diverse Community
There’s a lot going on in our world today, and tragic events, violence and political turmoil can result in added stress, uncertainty, fear and depression. If troubled times have you down, there are several resources you can use for help:
· The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) offers resources for coping with uncertainty and fear, with information about reactions to and ways to cope with uncertainty and fear, tips on managing general stress, and how you can help others.
· Chronic stress can have negative side effects on everyone. Psychosocial factors, specifically, pervasive exposure to racism and discrimination, creates an additional daily stressor for people of color in particular. Visit the DCHS Multicultural Mental Health Resources page for more information.
If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone, call 24/7, the PRS CrisisLink Hotline at 703.527.4077 or text “connect” to 855-11. TTY, please dial 7-1-1.
City of Alexandria emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 703.746.5778; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.