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COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Thread


JoyFreak Admin
Nov 16, 2018
We've provided a discussion thread specifically for mental health resources during this time.

World Health Organization: Mental Health Considerations

WHO published a list of considerations developed by their Mental Health Department covering guidance for the general population, health care workers, team leaders and managers in health facilities, caretakers of children, caretakers of older adults, and people in isolation.

World Health Organization: Myth Busters
Not specific to mental health, but it might be useful to have a verified, single source for looking at misconceptions instead of trying to wade through search results.


  • Phone: 13 11 14
  • Chat: Crisis Support Chat
  • Lifeline Text: 0477 13 11 14
    • 6pm - 12am
    • 7 days a week
Government list of 24 hour mental health hotlines
Includes chat and Non-English speaker lines.

Anxiety Canada Tips: What to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus

Some mental health tips as well as general hygiene tips.

Provincial Mental Health Helplines
Official government sponsored mental health helplines are divided by province.
Ontario: 1-866-531-2600
  • Toll-free
  • 24/7
  • Phone call or online chat options
  • Multi-lingual
Alberta: 1-877-303-2642
  • Toll-free
  • 24/7
  • Phone call
B.C.: 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number)
  • 24/7
  • Phone call
Other provinces: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI, Nunavut and Nova Scotia.

Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre

  • Landlines: 800-810-1117
  • Mobile and VoIP: 010-8295-1332
Lifeline Shanghai
  • 021-6279-8990
  • 10am to 10pm daily
Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center
  • Phone: 020-81899120
  • Phone: 020-12320-5
  • QQ Messenger: 1661042151
  • 24/7
Suicide écoute

  • Phone: 01 45 39 40 00
  • 24 hour
  • Volunteers
Sos amitié
  • Phone: 09 72 39 40 50
  • Email and online chat options
  • Volunteers
La Croix Rouge Ecoute
  • Phone: 800 858 858
  • Anonymous
  • Free
  • Volunteers

  • Phone: 0800 111 0 111
  • 24 hour
Servizio per la Prevenzione del Suicidio (SPS)

  • Dial 112
  • 9:30 to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Samaritans - ONLUS
  • Phone: 800 86 00 22
  • Phone: 0 677 20 89 77
  • 1 pm to 10 pm daily
Telefono Amico
  • Phone: 199284284
  • 10am to 12am daily
Iran Organization of Well Being

  • Dial 1480
  • 6am to 9pm daily

South Korea
List of crisis lines for South Korea:
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Teléfono de la Esperanza

  • Phone: 717 003 717
  • 24/7
United Kingdom

  • Text service only
  • HELP to 85258
  • 24/7
United States
United States CDC: Mental Health and Coping

The CDC has a page with general information about mental health and coping during the outbreak.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Helpline
  • General: 1-800-985-5990
  • Puerto Rico: 1-797-339-2663
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-846-8517
  • Text: Text TalkWithUs to 66746.
SAMHSA provides a DIsaster Distress Helpline dedicated to supporting people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including infection outbreaks.
  • 24/7, 365-days-a-year
  • Multilingual
  • Toll-free
  • Confidential
  • No need to give identifying information
  • Can offer referrals to local crisis call centers
SAMHSA also provides a guide on Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Another United States organization that provides national support for mental health.
  • NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-6264
  • Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm EST
  • Can help refer you to local NAMI Support Groups
  • Not a hotline, crisis line, or suicide prevention line. The focus is on providing information and resource referrals.
Crisis Text Line
Endorsed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, this is a 24/7 crisis text hotline with trained volunteers.
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