Tips for High Schoolers
Don't forget to talk to your teenager about the Coronavirus. You may think they are old enough to understand, but they probably have questions and/or anxiety related to everything they are hearing. Be sure to sit down and explain what is going on and help them manage their anxiety.
United Way of Greenville County. United Way is coordinating services with local nonprofits and community leaders to provide support for Greenville County's most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time, such as food, shelter and access to basic healthcare needs.
South Carolina Department of Social Servcies. South Carolinians who need financial assistance may be eligible to receive help through the Department of Social Services' Assistance program including Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food and Nutrition Programs, and the SC Voucher Program.
Hispanic Alliance (Alianza Hispana). Hispanic Alliance has collected community resources in Spanish.
NAMI Greenville. The mission of NAMI Greenville is to improve the quality of life and treatment for those who suffer from mental health conditions and their families members through education, support, and advocacy. Their inperson classes and support groups are temporarily suspended however they are hosting online support groups through Zoom: A Family Support Group and a Connection Support Group.
USA Today published an article about online mental health resources. Below are the links included in the article.
Talkspace - Connect with a licensed therapist from the palm of your hand, and experience the most convenient, affordable way to improve your mental health. Talkspace is offereing free therapy for impacted health care workers and discounted therapy for everyone during COVID-19.
BetterHelp - Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.
Wellnite - Their mission is to make high-quality mental healthcare accessible to everyone regardless of zip code or insurance coverage. Wellnite is offering free mental health coaching sessions to help individuals cope with anxiety and/or depression during COVID-19 crisis.
AbleTo - A leading provider of virtual behavioral health care. AbleTo has created a resource page with tips, videos and links to help during COVID-19 crisis.
National Crisis Hotlines:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline: 1-800-950-6264
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Disaster Distress helpline :1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66745
- Crisis Text 24/7 support: Text HELLO to 741741
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)