Meeting the Needs of Appalachian Communities

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How to support the basic and behavioral health needs of your community during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on all our lives. Adults and children alike are stressed and overwhelmed by its challenges.

Resources are available to help community members with their stress and other personal problems they might be experiencing. As a trusted member of your community, you can use the following resources to have honest conversations and help people in your community get the support they need.

Support for people’s basic needs

Support for people’s behavioral health needs

For everyone

For individuals at risk for harm or suicide

During times of extreme stress, people may have thoughts of harming others, harming themselves, or suicide. Help is available.

For families and children

For people at higher risk for serious illness

For health care workers and first responders

For other workers