Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have observed a crisis that is causing a significant impact on low wage workers across the Tampa Bay area.

Project LINK implemented a telehealth program titled ‘eMergU’ Telehealth. EMergU Telehealth is an online teletherapy platform accessible via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, that will provide access to No Cost mental healthcare for Tampa Bay area workers and their families. eMergU Telehealth offers HIPAA-compliant video sessions, voice calls, live chats, and messages.

This program target residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties who may be dealing with stress, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and other challenges brought on by COVID 19 pandemic. Individuals seeking counseling can visit www.emergu.org, complete a brief assessment, and will be assigned a licensed counselor within 24 hours to help set goals and work through their mental health and life challenges. Patients are able to receive up to three NO COST sessions.

After completing 3 sessions, individuals may continue with their counselor at their own expense. For more information, please visit https://www.emergu.org/

CABHI (Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals and Families):  This is a Pinellas County program that provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness and have serious mental illness, substance abuse disorder, serious emotional disturbance, or co-occurring disorders. If you are in need of a referral or have questions, please contact the Client Advocate at 727-821-1200 x 126

Helping Teens Cope withe the Stress of Isolationhttps://possibilitiesforchange.org/how-to-help-teens-cope-with-the-stress-of-isolation/

CDC – Manage Anxiety & Stress https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

PBS -How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus: https://tinyurl.com/sctrgxe

Mobile Crisis Unit -available for adults and children (727) 362-4424

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: https://lamistad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-anxiety-workbook.pdf

Coronavirus Coloring book: https://lamistad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-coloring-book1.pdf

Rape Crisis Hotline: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call:

  • the Sexual Assault Services Hotline at (727) 530-7273 anytime 24 hours a day
  • RAINN, the national hotline at 1-800-656-4673

Domestic Violence Hotline: If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call:

  • CASA (727) 895-4912, or (727) 828-1269
  • RCS Pinellas (727) 442-4128, or (727) 446-2448
  • The statewide hotline at 1-800-500-1119. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pinellas Wellness Connection – Please call 727-791-3131 if you are in need of behavioral health services

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