During these uncertain times, it is normal to feel stressed, anxious and even depressed. However, if you are having thoughts of suicide, feel hopeless or like you can’t cope right now, help is available. We can get through this together. Please remember that you are not alone. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Columbia County
NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned group wisdom.
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm. Cowlitz County residents welcome.
NAMI Oregon→ has some 20-plus online weekly support groups→ for individuals and families living with mental illness. Support groups for adults living with mental illness. Family members and friends with a loved one living with mental illness. Parents/caregivers raising children and teenagers with mental health or behavior issues.
In this guide, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.
Offers teen to teen crisis help with both a phone line and a texting support line through Lines for Life.
Teens respond from 4:00 to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
Text teen2teen to 839863
Grief is a natural response to loss. Many people in our community are currently grieving the loss of daily routines, jobs, financial stability and a sense of security. Some community members may be grieving the loss of a co-worker, friend or loved one. This grief may include not being able to mourn in ways we are familiar with, such as attending funerals or memorial services.
Here are a few ways to help you cope with grief:
With so many people in our community experiencing grief it is important to know that you are not alone.
For additional grief support, please visit American Red Cross→
Vulnerable people in our community with mental health disorders, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities remain at risk for abuse and neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic. As contact with others decreases due to social distancing measures, abuse may not be as readily apparent but could still be occurring. Please remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of abuse. State of Oregon to provides abuse investigation and intervention.
We are being told to stay home for health and safety reasons. However, for victims or survivors of domestic violence, home might not feel like the safest place. For resouces, call:
24/7 Crisis Help Line: