Mental Health, Anxiety, and Coping During COVID-19
According to the CDC, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
The City of Atlanta has compiled a list of mental health resources available to you during this time. If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with depression, anxiety or thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please call 911.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Georgia
NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis Helpline that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia.
Helpline Number: 770-408-0625
Contact the helpline Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm., to reach a resource specialist. You can also request assistance by leaving a message and your phone number on the Helpline or by sending an email to the Helpline at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Educational Webinars
NAMI Georgia offers weekly educational webinars on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) related to coping with COVID-19.
Please visit this link to join the meeting.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line
The Georgia Covid19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.
Emotional Support Line Number: 866-399-8938
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.
Georgia Crisis and Access Line Number: 1-800-715-4225
Webinar Resources for Health Care and Emergency Response Workers
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has created Webex events designed to provide daily self-care tips and support for health care and emergency response workers. Each session provides attendees with mental health tips about managing stress, grief, work/life balance, and wellness.
To view this webinar please visit this link
For City of Atlanta Employees
The Employee Assistance Program team is available between 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
City of Atlanta employees can call them directly at 404-546-3074
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC has provided mental health resources for individuals, families, communities, and first responders.
Visit the CDC website to learn more about coping during COVID-19.