How do I talk to my child about the Coronavirus?Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Video for adults)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 - A Parent Resource (PDF for adults)
Brain Pop Coronavirus (Child friendly video about the coronavirus)
How to help worries (Child friendly flyer about the coronavirus and how to help worries)
Self-care powerpoint (Why Self-Care is important, and some ideas to do as a family)
Explaining the Coronavirus - (Video for kids)
Blog about managing worries - (For kids and adults!)
What support is available if there is a mental health emergency?
The following supports are currently available:
The NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline Offers Support to Individuals Experiencing Anxiety and Worry Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic
New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.
- If you have a mental health emergency, you can call PerformCare, and they will dispatch a mental health professional to your home 24/7/365. The phone number is 877-652-7624.
- Healthcare Commons is also available for mental health emergencies. The address is 500 S. Pennsville-Auburn Road, Carney’s Point, NJ 08069, and the phone number is 856-299-3200.
- If you are in crisis and it is a life-threatening situation or if PerformCare and Healthcare Commons are forced to suspend services, call 911 or go to the closest hospital.
- Another resource is 2-1-1, a New Jersey based program that provides support for its residents in a variety of ways. Call 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148, email them at info@211NJ.org, or go to their website to chat by visiting www.nj211.org.
- If you are worried about quarantining in a home where you do not feel safe, live help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at @ndvh by chat (on Twitter) or by calling their hotline at 800-799-7233.
What other supports are available?
- The state of New Jersey has information available on the website, www.nj.gov, regarding ways to protect yourself and your family, how to prepare, and reliable information.
- Check your local food pantries for your food insecurity concerns.
What if you don’t have internet access?
If you do not have internet access, you can call and leave a voice message for Ms. Silver at (856) 769 - 0144 ext. 66132. I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity to answer your questions and provide support.