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Tips During Uncertain Times

  1. THERAPY SESSIONS: People in higher risk categories (such as older adults, people with serious medical conditions, etc.) might consider contacting their healthcare provider about the possibility of engaging in therapy via tele-therapy or online mental health services.
  2. PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS: Consider asking healthcare providers about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60 or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, consider refilling medications as soon as they are allowed.
  3. ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF: If healthcare providers decline to make accommodations, challenge the decisions at least three times. Decision-making on health plan adjustments may change if/as the public health situation worsens.
  4. CRISIS PLAN: Have the contact information for Mobile Crisis, NAMI Helpline, Warmline and Crisis Text line available.
  5. SELF-CARE: Provide self-care, especially if in the higher risk population as defined by the CDC. Pay attention to emerging symptoms. Reach out to family and friends.

Other Helpful Hints:

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Links to Helpful Articles:

Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

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