Find Support During COVID-19

It’s okay to ask for help
October 29, 2020

COVID-19 has changed our lives. From how we work and connect, to how we buy our groceries, things are different. If you’re having trouble coping, you’re not alone. No matter what you’re dealing with—stress, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use—there’s a community of support for you. You can call the Safe+Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357) or connect with any of the following resources.


Support for you

Are you feeling stressed, lonely or anxious a lot of the time? Life can feel out of control and it can be hard for anyone to cope. Talking to someone who is in the same place in life as you or a peer support specialist who’s faced emotional health challenges can be helpful. To learn about resources that are right for you, or to find a counselor, visit SafeStrongOregon.org.


Support & resources for those you love

It can be tough knowing how to help a friend or family member who is struggling. You don’t have to do it alone. There’s support for them and you. Connecting them to others in their community or helping them find a doctor or counselor are some of the ways you can help. For the many resources and support available, visit SafeStrongOregon.org.


Peer support for teens 

Need someone to talk to? Whatever you’re feeling, there’s always someone ready to listen. YouthLine is a place you can text, chat or call another teen about what you’re going through. Talking to someone you don’t know can feel strange and uncomfortable at first, but they’ll listen, support, and keep what you share to themselves. Learn more at YouthLine.


Support for LGBTQIA+ youth

When life feels hard, you’re not alone. The Trevor Project is a safe, judgement-free place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people to find support. You can call, text or chat—someone’s ready to listen 24/7. It’s free and confidential. Connect with others and find support at The Trevor Project.


Solidarity in our Black community

COVID-19 is exacerbating long existing harms in our community. It can be exhausting. If you feel like you’re carrying too much—you’re not alone. We’re in this together. Find Afro-centric mental health resources or culturally-sensitive family support and care for our community, by our community at safestrongoregon.org/mentalhealth.


Support in LGBTQIA+ affirming communities

We all deal with stress differently. You might be feeling irritable, sad or angry, or finding it hard to concentrate on basic tasks. If you or your partner is struggling, there’s support and connection in a safe, inclusive community. For trans-led or peer support and to find a counselor that’s right for you, visit safestrongoregon.org/mentalhealth.