Resources

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PANDEMIC-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

To help support folks during the current Novel Coronavirus crisis, I've curated some links to help with common issues or problems. Feel free to email if you have suggestions, more resources to add, or have questions.

For additional mental/behavioral/healing self-help resources you can use any time, please visit the Self Help page HERE.

NOTE: I currently continue to be available for therapy appointments remotely (by phone or video calling). Many insurances are currently relaxing their rules around "TeleMental Health", allowing for these sessions to be covered. Please contact me to schedule an intake or a followup appointment!

If you are having an urgent or emergent crisis, please call the 911 or Emergency number for your area, or jump down to "Crisis Resources" below.

Stress and Anxiety Relief

EFT or "Tapping" is a simple but effective mind-body technique for clearing stuck emotions, anxiety and tension, getting in touch with your true needs or goals, etc.

The folks at TappingSolution.com have made their Tapping self-help book available for free for a limited time, you pay only shipping costs:

Get The Book

They've also added a Pandemic-specific set of 21 free tapping meditations on their website, and they're offering six months of the Tapping Solution app free for all healthcare and first responders:

Tapping Solution Resource Page


For an EMDR-based approach to stress and trauma relief, try this technique:

The Butterfly Hug


For managing strong emotions and impulses during a crisis or difficult time, try these Dialectical

Behavioral Therapy (DBT) basic skills:

Crisis Survival Skills Part 1


Crisis Survival Skills Part 2


Crisis Survival Skills Part 3


Here's some guidance from the ever-popular Eckhart Tolle, on handling current challenges with sheltering in place:

How do I Deal with Fear?


Managing Loneliness


Oregon State University is also offering a 10-week class entitled, "Punch through Pandemics with Psychological Science", which offers tools for coping. It's free to the community; currently enrolled students can earn educational credit:

Punch Through Pandemics Class


For grief and loss related to the current pandemic, here's a couple of articles to put things in perspective:


https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

Creative Resources

The "UnLonely Project" by the Foundation for Art and Healing has a variety of activities you can participate in. They're calling it "Stuck At Home (Together)":

The UnLonely Project


Take a free online course in creativity for healing:


Mindful Art Studio Program

Healing With the Arts


JoAnn Fabrics' "Make to Give" project offers kits you can pick up from their stores to make face masks to donate for healthcare professionals. Their goal is to donate 100 Million masks!

The page also has a great collection of detailed info about ways to make face masks for your family, how to properly use one, and other FAQ.


JoAnn Fabric Make To Give



The art studio/office where my practice "lives", Serene Abundance Studio, will have ongoing activities online, including virtual Open Studio time, rotating online gallery exhibitions. You're welcome to "like" the page and keep up with events, and to join the Serene Abundance Studio "SASS" group to see even more arts activities, sharing/discussion, and weekly content based around art for healing and inspiration:


Serene Abundance Studio Page

SASS group


Can't get out to the store? Learn how to make your own art supplies at home from household materials- a good family activity!

40+ Homemade Art Materials for Kids


Art Supplies From Nature

Local Community Resources

NOTE: Your best bet is to visit the websites for resources below, or call them, to find out current hours, wait times, or application processes. Many orgs. have had to adjust their schedules to deal with the current increase in demand.


Florence area Emergency & Domestic Violence Assistance:

Siuslaw Outreach Services


Food Banks:


https://foodforlanecounty.org/


Florence Food Share


General Resources:


SEIU Oregon has put together a "one stop" resource page for basic needs, such as housing, food and child care:

 https://gethelpcovidoregon.org/


211 Info Line- Referrals to all types of help in the OR & SW WA region. Just dial 2-1-1 from your phone, call (503) 222-5555, text: 898211, or visit their online search tool:


211 Info Online


Unemployment Insurance is now expanded to cover workers laid off because of COVID-19 issues, as well as offering some assistance to the self-employed. Visit the Employment Department for updates and to apply:

https://govstatus.egov.com/ui-benefits/CARES
Qualified small business owners can apply for loans that may help them provide paid leave to their employees during the pandemic, and/or be able to get forgivable loan funds to replace cash flows lost because of the pandemic. Visit the SBDC website below to learn more.

Your local small business orgs. also have information and support tailored to Lane County business owners- including self-employed folks:


Lane County SBDC


Oregon RAIN


The Chamber of Commerce website now features a "Business Resource Hub" to help you fully understand the nature of challenges posed by the Novel Coronavirus, as well as providing links on how to implement workplace safety guidelines, and stay on top of national and Oregon-specific news, updates and changes:


Florence Chamber of Commerce

Health Resources


Florence Peace Harbor Hospital/Medical Center

Lane County Public Health

Oregon Health Authority

National Centers for Disease Control Guidelines


Crisis Resources- updated 2020

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24hr phone or chat messaging) 

(NOTE: You can also call the lifeline to get connected with crisis and MH services hotlines that are local to your county, just ask when you call.)

1-800-273-8255

NSPL Website 


National Domestic Violence Hotline (24hr phone or chat messaging)

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

NDVH Website


National Addictions Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

NAH Website


7 Cups Online Support - get free online chat-based support from trained volunteers. Participate in a variety of moderated online support groups.

7 Cups Website


Lane County Crisis Line- (541) 687-4000 Youth Hotline: (541) 689-3111



Eating Disorder Helpline

1-800-931-2237

NEDA Website

National Alliance on Mental Illness- support for individuals & their families

1-800-950-6264


Crisis Text Line- Text "NAMI" to 741741

NAMI Website

Report Abuse & Neglect- The Oregon Department of Human Services asks that you contact the local DHS office for your county to report suspected abuse or neglect. (Outside Oregon? Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, above, and they will direct you further.) You can find more local info here:


Abuse Reporting Hotline- 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

DHS Abuse Info Page


Immigration Issues – Help & Information:

US Citizenship & Immigration Services


Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization- Portland, OR

(503) 234-1541

IRCO Website


GLBTQQI+ Specific Help

National GLBT Hotline (phone, text/chat, and email support- NOT 24hr)
:


1-888-843-4564


National GLBT Hotline Website


The Trevor Project- 24hr helpline for GLBT youth


866-488-7386


or text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

Trevor Project Website


Trans Lifeline- staffed by Trans folk, for Trans folk (NOT 24-hr)

(877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline Website