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Tips for Infants

Tip 1: Maximize Love and Manage Stress
Infants thrive when their world seems loving, save and predictable. It is important to find strategies that help your family cope with stress. Click here to learn more.
Tip 2: Talk, Sing, and Point
Babies are learning language from the moment they are born. As your child develops, talking with her and answering questions is a way to teach about the world. Click here to learn more.
Tip 3: Count, Group and Compare
Strong math skills begin long before a child enters school. Seek out opportunities to help your child learn to county, group similar items, and compare items through everyday activities. Click here to learn more.
Tip 4: Explore through Movement and Play
Movement and play are good for children’s bodies, their coordinate, strength and overall health. See where your child’s curiosity takes them. Click here to learn more.
Tip 5: Read and Discuss Stories
The more we read with young children, the more prepared they become to enjoy reading. For both parents and children, times together with books form fond and lasting memories. Click here to learn more.
Additional Community COVID-19 Supports

Mill Village Farms Foodshare. Mill Village Farms has a COVID-19 relief plan where they are offering a fresh food box for $5 for people in crisis. (Flyer in Spanish)

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. 

South Carolina Emergency Management Division. To stay up to date on the latest offical news for South Carolina, be sure to visit www.SCEMD.org regularly.  

Free Prescription Savings Card - English

Free Prescription Savings Card - Spanish.

 

Mental Health Resources

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)