Hope4NC and Hope4Healers

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NCDHHS has established two mental health resources to help North Carolinians cope and build resilience during times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hope4NC

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. It is available to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hope4NC includes a Crisis Counseling Program tailored for COVID-19, which will provide immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

This initiative is in partnership with all seven of the state’s LME/MCOs and REAL Crisis Intervention Inc. in Greenville. Hope4NC is now available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person.

The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is a new initiative in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.

Hope4Healers is also available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for people to reach out for support from a licensed mental health professional.

Get the SCOOP on Managing Stress

It’s important to make sure you are taking care of your mental health. Behavioral health is core to our overall health. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary event so it’s normal that individuals are experiencing significant behavioral health impacts. There are actions you can take, and resources available, to help maintain your mental health. Specific steps you can regularly take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing are below.

The SCOOP on Managing Stress

SStay connected to family and friends. Social connections build resiliency.
C - Compassion for yourself and others. Self-compassion decreases trauma symptoms and stress.
OObserve your use of substances. Early intervention can prevent problems.
OOk to ask for help. Struggling is normal. Asking for help is empowering.
PPhysical activity to improve your mood. Exercise boosts mood and lowers anxiety.

Get the SCOOP on Managing Stress: PDF
Get the SCOOP on Managing Stress (Spanish): PDF
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Resources and Assistance

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or just need someone to talk to, you can call the Hope4NC Helpline at 1-855-587-3463.

Additional mental health assistance and resources are available. Anyone may request crisis or emergency services in North Carolina for mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities issues. Learn more.

If this is a medical or a life-threatening emergency please call 911.