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Information About COVID-19


Mental Health or Substance Use – Crisis/Emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Local: 352-374-5600, Option 1
Toll Free: 1-800- 330-5615, Option 1

Available in: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union counties The Mobile Response Team (MRT) responds 24/7 to individuals in need of crisis intervention services


Non-Crisis Mental Health or Substance Use Services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

New Clients: 352-374-5600, Option 2, then Option 1
Current Clients: 352-374-5600, Option 3 or contact your provider
Or Get started today at https://mbhci.org/telehealth

Telehealth Services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Access confidential and secure telehealth from a computer, tablet, or smartphone for:

Assessments

Counseling

Psychiatric Evaluation

Medication Management

and more

New Clients: 352-374-5600, Option 2, then Option 1
Current Clients: 352-374-5600, Option 3 or contact your provider
Or Get started today at https://mbhci.org/telehealth

Additional Crisis Resources

  • 911
  • Alachua County Crisis Center: 352-264-6789
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741-741
  • 2-1-1: Text your zip code to 898-211 (during normal business hours)
  • NAMI Help Line: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)
  • County Sexual Assault Helpline:  Call 352-264-6760 or 1-866-252-5439 (toll free)
  • Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio (en espanol): 1-888-628-9454 (toll free)

Individuals in Recovery

Online Meetings

Recovery Apps

  • Sober Grid allows you to interact, support, and engage with other people in recovery using a platform similar to Facebook.
  • SoberTool is an easy way to track your clean and sober days. The app includes daily motivational messages and reminders to keep you on target.
  • WEconnect provides you with daily reminders to stay on track with your recovery plan. You can create reminders to call your sponsor, go to a group meeting, meditate, etc.
  • AA Big Book an app that gives you access to the full text of the Big Book, along with a meeting finder, podcasts, prayers, and personal stories.
  • 12 Step Meditation Daily Reflections for AA, NA, Al-Anon: This app features hundreds of easy-to-follow guided meditations, as well as soothing music, prayers, and 12-step recovery audio.
  • Connections App: provides access to e-therapy, clinical support, and a unique e-library of resources. 

Mental Wellness Online Resources


Free Meditation Resources


Bridging the Social Distance

  • Video chat with friends and family (FaceTime, Android video chat, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, House party app)
  • Host a “Netflix Party”
  • Have an Online Karaoke party
  • Play charades via Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype
  • Host an online scavenger hunt (meet via Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype then give everyone a fun list of items to find in their house and “show off” what they find when time is up!)
  • Host a photo/video scavenger hunt—give them a list of silly things to do and take a photo/video of themselves to share with the group (e.g., headstand, attempt to juggle, eat a hot pepper)
  • Play Pictionary via Zoom using the screen share feature
  • Practice your photography skills and share with friends
  • Make/share TikTok videos
  • Play “Car Pool Karaoke” via Zoom—take turns picking a song and challenge other(s) to sing along. Everyone starts muted, then selectively unmute friends to share their performance with the group.
  • Host an online journal club or book club
  • Watch a movie or show “together” via Zoom, FaceTime Group, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facebook Live or host a movie Tweet-along via Twitter (start your own #hashtag)
  • Do a craft “together” via Zoom, FaceTime Group, or Google Hangouts
  • Write a story together—one person in the group writes a couple sentences, then emails it to the next group member who adds another couple sentences and passes it along. Keep going as many rounds as it remains fun!
  • Play a social online game together (e.g., Words with Friends, Draw Something, Golf Clash)
  • Engage in Virtual Team Building Activities
  • Send emails, notes, texts to your friends and family expressing gratitude and/or admiration

Free Online Exercise Resources


Resources for Parents

Online lessons and activities for Kids

Online Storytime


Interfaith Services Offered Online

Local/National (incomplete listing)


Journal While in Quarantine

  • Consider keeping a COVID-19 Journal to remember this historical event (some prompts below):
  • How has this impacted your daily life?
  • How has it affected your view of the important work you do?
  • How has spending time at home with family influenced your interactions and feelings toward your family? OR How has spending time home alone influenced your interactions and feelings toward your family?
  • What has happened during this crisis that has surprised you in a positive way? What has happened during this crisis that has surprised you in a negative way?
  • What can you be grateful for in this moment?
  • How might this experience impact your life long-term?

Free Online Cultural Experiences


Free Online Classes


Pharmacies

Several pharmacies are allowing early refills and/or 90-day refills on many prescription medications check with your provider

Meridian Pharmacy is still operating under normal hours and is open, located in the Main Building. Must be an established Meridian Client.


Food Resources

Emergency Feeding Sites

Grocery Delivery Services

Grocery Curbside Pick-up (Online Ordering) Services

Meal Delivery Services

Most have introductory discount offers

Restaurant Delivery Services

24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
option 1
Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615

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