COVID-19 Resources

Hotline and Crisis Numbers

We know this can be a concerning and upsetting time for both adults and children, but you’re not alone. Help is just a phone call away. Multiple organizations have hotlines available to you and your family during this time. If you are in crisis please call one of the numbers below or dial 911 to be connected to local emergency services.

Additional national hotline numbers can be found here: https://www.ffcmh.org/crisis-hotlines

National Hotline Numbers
SAMHSA’s National Helpline (English and Spanish, 24/7):
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Crisis Text Line (connects you with a counselor for any crisis at any time): text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-800-273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522

State Hotline Numbers
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline:
call or text 1-208-398-4357

Optum Crisis Line:
1-855-202-0973

Idaho COVID-19 Distress Line (connects caller to a mental health clinician):
dial 211, press 6 when given menu options or call 888-330-3010

Regional Children’s Mental Health Crisis Support (24/7 crisis support):
region 1 (Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg, Sandpoint ) – 208-769-1406
region 2 (Lewiston, Moscow, Grangeville) – 208-799-4440
region 3 (Caldwell, Nampa, Payette) – 208-459-0092
region 4 (Boise, Mountain Home) – 208-334-0808
region 5 (Twin Falls, Burley) – 208-736-2177
region 6 (Pocatello, Blackfoot, Preston) – 208-234-7900
region 7 (Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Salmon) – 208-528-5700

Parenting Resources for COVID-19

This current crisis has created some unique challenges for parents, especially those raising children who were already struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. Below are resources to help you navigate through some of these challenges.

Child Mind: Supporting Families During COVID-19
https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

National Child Traumatic Stress Institute: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
https://mhanational.org/covid19

Centers for Disease Control: Talking with Children about COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

Understood: Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/coronavirus-latest-updates

World Health Organization: Healthy Parenting Infographics
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

National Federation of Families: COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Families, and Youth
https://www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents