BATAVIA, OH (April 2, 2020) — During this time when people are checking temperatures, monitoring for coughs and other respiratory symptoms, it is important to also remember to take care of your mental health. Your mental wellness and self-care are vital during this stressful time.
A little anxiety is likely during something as stressful as a pandemic. Here are some ideas to help that anxiety from accelerating into something that impacts your everyday life:
Ideas for parents to help their children cope:
If even with these measures, stress and anxiety are overwhelming and are impacting your life, help is available. Call 528-SAVE 24/7 to talk with a licensed mental health professional.
Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB): Mental Health and Substance Use Services through Child Focus, Inc., Clermont Recovery Center, and Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health will continue to be available. All of the agencies are taking precautions to limit personal contact when possible and providing services when appropriate through teleconferencing or phone calls. Crisis services are available for any Clermont County resident and can be reached through the 24/7 Crisis Hotline 528-SAVE. Mobile Crisis is still running, and it is encouraged that this service be utilized to try to divert individuals from the hospital when appropriate. The Quick Response Teams (QRT) have suspended in person outreach, but the team is still accepting referrals and is trying to engage individuals via social media or telephone. As of March 23, the CCMRHB staff will be working from home. Staff can be reached by leaving a message at 732-5406 or staff person via cell phone if you have that number. Information on coping with psychological distress is available on the website at ccmhrb.com.
Help is available! Our treatment agencies are still providing services. If you are in crisis, please call 528-SAVE 24/7.
Child Focus, Inc. 752-1555 Children’s Mental Health Services
Clermont Recovery Center 735-8100 Substance Use Treatment for Adults and Adolescents
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral 947-7000 Adult Mental Health Services
If you need to reach the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, you can send an email via our website (ccmhrb.org) or leave a message at 513-732-5400.