COVID-19 & Mental Health: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns have the potential to impact your mental health. If you are feeling distressed by this or another situation, there is help. Use the resources outlined below or call the ADM 24-hour crisis hotline at 330-434-9144.
You can stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information at:
Summit County Public Health:
Summit County Public Health
Ohio Department of Health:
Ohio Call Center (M-Sun 9am-8pm):
Mental Health Resources
Ohio Crisis Text Line
Text keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741
OhioMHAS Help Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Find Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Treatment
Disaster Distress Helpline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Spanish-speakers: Text “Hablanos” to 66746
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round
Mental Health is Health
- Essential services, including 24-hour crisis services/detox at the ADM Crisis Center and Psychiatric Emergency Services, are open and operating to serve those with a mental health or addiction crisis.
- Residential treatment is open and accepting new patients.
- Outpatient programs are operating, using telehealth to connect with patients.
- Medication services, such as MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) and other pharmacy programs treating those with mental illness will continue; prescribers will be reaching out to patients to advise of any changes and/or special instructions.
Online/Virtual Recovery Resources
SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration offers a comprehensive guide of virtual recovery resources and supports.
The online intergroup has an amazing list of meetings that take place at various times and on various formats – everything from Google Hangouts to a simple conference call. Meetings range from the basic “12 and 12” to whatever stage of recovery you might be in. Click here for meeting information.
Their website has provided a list of worldwide online meetings taking place at all times and in almost all languages. The list is sorted by day of the week, and time so it shouldn’t be hard to find a meeting when you need one. Click here to find a meeting.
In the Rooms is a global recovery community that gives individuals a place to meet and socialize when they are not in a face-to-face meeting.
LionRock provides online substance abuse counseling as well as provides a space for online recovery meetings and support groups on their website. Beginning on March 23, 2020, they are offering free COVID-19 anxiety support groups.
Sober Grid is a mobile sober community and is a FREE personalized, easy-to-access resource for tracking and sharing progress with others, giving and receiving support. It also provides 24/7 live peer coaching.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
An important message about GA Meetings during COVID-19:
Temporary Conference Call Meeting Information
As of Wednesday, 3/18, 2020, Gamblers Anonymous will have an accommodation for all
Gamblers Anonymous members who have been told that their regular meeting facilities have
been closed due to the current health emergency.
The Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call Committee has been operating a weekly
Telephone Conference Call meeting for the last 6 years. With the approval of the Chairman of
the Board of Trustees, the committee has volunteered to hold daily meetings. Accordingly,
there will be a telephone conference call meeting every day of the week at 9:00 PM New York
Time, which is GMT -4, lasting for 2 hours. These will meetings are designated as approved
Gamblers Anonymous meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue for a 2-week
period, but may be extended additional weeks, if required. Below are the details to call in for all the meetings.
Day and Time Call In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Sunday 9PM 712-770-5338 836083# Sunday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Monday 9PM 712-770-4925 554671 # Monday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Tuesday 9PM 712-770-4943 253824 # Tuesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Wednesday 9PM 712-770-4160 611704 # Wednesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Thursday 9PM 712-770-4981 872853 # Thursday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Friday 9PM 712-770-4996 595094 # Friday9PMHelp@gmail.com Saturday 9PM 712-770-5335 491301 # Saturday9PMHelp@gmail.com
A special thank you to the following organizations who have forwarded us these amazing resources: County of Summit ADM Board, Hope United; Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Prevention Action Alliance and Problem Gambling Network of Ohio.
ConnectHome Akron provides a list of tech resources across disciplines including internet & device deals, a list of free Akron-Area WiFi, PCs for People and more.
Parent Resource Kit – Developed by the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success this kit gives parents mental health supports and resources as they teach and help their children through this crisis. (Take our word for it – you are going to love these resources!)
Looking for resources to spark a conversation at dinner time? Look no further than these downloadable conversation cards from Stark Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.