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Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted 6/26/2020

The accessible and free mental health crisis services that Lifeline crisis centers offer are especially vital during times of social distancing and can be considered an essential service. Lifeline crisis centers may be used to overcome barriers of access to services caused by distance or unavailability of in-person mental health support and can prevent unnecessary exposure during a pandemic. When individuals may be experiencing heightened anxiety, depression, and stress caused by infectious disease outbreaks and accompanying social-isolation measures, having access to trained and caring counselors may be critical for a community’s mental wellbeing.