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Resources for Adults Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources for Adults Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Help, resources, and ways to take care of yourself

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The PEER Center Warm Line
(614) 358-TALK (8255), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY)

Ohio Crisis Text Line
Text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line
1-877-275-6364 (to find resources in your community)

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services COVID-19 resources: https://mha.ohio.gov/Health-Professionals/About-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Treatment/Emergency-Preparedness/Coronavirus

Support Groups and Apps

For Families
The Addict’s Parents United: www.tapunited.org
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings: al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/

Help for Problem Gambling
Problem Gambling Network of Ohio: https://pgnohio.org/what-we-do/resources-for-problem-gamblers.html
Gamblers Anonymous Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)
Phone-in meetings: https://800gambler.org/help-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Recovery Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous Online Meetings: https://www.narcotics.com/narcotics-anonymous/narcotics-anonymous-online-meetings/
Smart Recovery:  smartrecovery.org/
eAA: e-aa.org/
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings: al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Lionrock Behavioral Health Online AA Meetings and Drug & Alcohol Support Groups: https://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-aa-meetings-and-support-groups 
In The Rooms global recovery community: https://www.intherooms.com/home/category/community-and-meetings/    

Recovery App
Sober Grid: https://www.sobergrid.com/ 

General Health and Wellness Resources

In-Home Physical Fitness
Planet Fitness: https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/
Gold’s Gym: https://www.goldsgym.com/anywhere/
Do Yoga with Me: https://www.doyogawithme.com/

Healthy Habits
ActiveHealth Webinar: Strategies to Cope and Healthy Habits During Coronavirus: activehealth.webex.com
Better You, Better Ohio! Bureau of Workers’ Compensation health and wellness program: https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/wps/portal/bwc/site/safety/resources/health-and-wellness-program
Statewide Meditation: https://www.facebook.com/OHCitizenAdvocates/

For Specific Groups
For Farmers: #GotYourBack: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/gotyourback
For Veterans: MyHealtheVet: https://www.myhealth.va.gov

Financial Resources

Unemployment: https://unemployment.ohio.gov
Medicaid, Food and Cash Assistance, Child Care, Women, Infants and Children Food Assistance:

For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.

Prevention Infographic

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by taking these precautions.

  • Stay home 
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

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