Staying emotionally grounded during this time and learning to cope with stress can head off serious issues before they overwhelm you. But when depression, substance abuse or thoughts of self-harm gain strength, it’s important to seek help.
In this video, Kevin Caserta, Chief Medical Officer of Providence Southwest Washington, implores you to please reach out for support if you’re experiencing mental health concerns due to COVID-19.
During times of isolation and potential financial crisis, it can be tough. “It is normal. And those who are really brave are asking for help,” Caserta says.
Providence is prepared to meet your needs. We are here.
To access mental and physical health resources, please visit: Providence.org/wellnessresources
If you are having thoughts of self-harm, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK).
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Find a doctor
If you feel unwell and would like to consult your doctor, consider using telemedicine options. Providence Express Care Virtual connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow-up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory or search for one in your area.
You can also learn how your state’s department of public health is responding to the situation:
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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
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