Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Learn more about effective ways to cope with stress and where to access support when needed.
The Virginia Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), in conjunction with
Mental Health America of Virginia, has established a COVID-19 Response
Non-Emergency Warm Line for those struggling with distress, grief or trauma
caused by COVID-19. Trained staff provide strength-based support,
resilience building strategies and community resources and referrals for those
Virginia COPES Warm Line
Call or TEXT Toll Free:
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
Learn more about Virginia COPES and other resources available to Community Service Boards from state agencies.
National Counseling Group
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll, leaving many people feeling stressed, isolated, and overwhelmed. Fulfilling its mission, "To Improve Lives," National Counseling Group (NCG) has launched an ncgCARE innovation to provide FREE assistance.
NCG is offering three, free video conference sessions to give people support and guidance. It's confidential, one-on-one time with a clinician -- at no charge.
This service is open anyone trying to navigate this new reality. If you or someone you know need support during this difficult time, please reach out and contact NCG.
Access the service by: