• Mental Health Help Lines


    • Sandhills Center is Guilford County’s Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization (LME-MCO). They have a network of providers who offer treatment and support for mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. They can provide resources for Medicaid beneficiaries and individuals without insurance. They have a COVID-19 webpage linked here Sandhills Center COVID-19 Resources, which provides links to additional information and resources regarding mental health services in North Carolina.


    • The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. 


    • The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is a new initiative in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.


    • Optum has a toll-free 24-hour Emotional Support Help Line at 866-342-6892 for people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19. 


    • The SAMHSA National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 offers crisis counseling and emotional support 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak. You may also text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. The weblink here SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline also gives information about how to utilize services for Spanish Speakers.


    • The HopeLine is also available 24 hours a day at either 919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525.


    • The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available by calling 988 and it offers free and confidential support for people in distress.  Callers will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. 



    NCDHHS: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/managing-your-overall-health

    Sandhills Center: https://www.sandhillscenter.org/covid-19-resources