“During the last a number of weeks, many individuals have misplaced their jobs, are frightened about getting sick and have anxiousness whereas staying dwelling, however please know there may be assist to deal with our stress.”
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) stated many beneficial psychological well being sources can be found to Hoosiers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve been a long-time advocate for the psychological well being of Hoosiers,” Ziemke stated. “During the last a number of weeks, many individuals have misplaced their jobs, are frightened about getting sick and have anxiousness whereas staying dwelling, however please know there may be assist to deal with our stress.”
Ziemke stated assist a simple option to discover native psychological well being sources is to name 2-1-1. The free service rapidly connects callers to assist close to their houses and is out there 24/7. Hoosiers can even contact their physician or medical insurance supplier about entry to telehealth choices for counseling and emotional assist.
In response to Ziemke, social distancing and staying dwelling might exacerbate dependancy points for these in restoration from substance abuse as a result of they could not have entry to their typical wholesome coping strategies. Anybody struggling can name the Indiana Dependancy Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to get referrals for therapy at state-approved companies and connections to assist teams like Alcoholics Nameless and Narcotics Nameless.
“Dependancy plagued our communities earlier than the coronavirus confirmed up and it hasn’t gone away,” Ziemke stated. “These applications have proven they may also help and they’re important to many Indiana households who want therapy.”
Shelters have reported a rise in home violence for the reason that stay-at-home order was issued. The Indiana Coalition In opposition to Home Violence has a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-332-7385, and is on-line at icadvinc.org the place Hoosiers can search assist and discover close by applications and companies.
Ziemke stated for some, social distancing can set off emotions of loneliness and suicidal ideas. These experiencing emotional misery can contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org for confidential assist.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention provides complete steerage on dealing with stress. Ideas embrace conserving a routine, staying linked with household and buddies, exercising and sustaining a nutritious diet. Extra info may be discovered at cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Keep up to date on what Indiana is doing to handle COVID-19 by visiting IN.gov/coronavirus.