The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared suggestions to help protect yourself and your community during the upcoming holidays.
You can find a complete list of recommendations for the upcoming holidays in several languages at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html.
Mental Health Resources
The American Red Cross has put together steps for how cope with the evolving situation.
Safe Utah Free 24-hour crisis mobile app with mental wellness tips. www.SafeUT.org or 801-587-3000.
Disaster Distress Helpline– SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. You can call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.
*Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Text TalkWithUs to 66746. Use your preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990 TTY 1-800-846-8517
- All Mental Health: https://coronavirus.allmentalhealth.org/
- The Salt Lake City Police Department’s crisis line at 801-580-7969.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
- Salt Lake Behavioral Health (801) 264-6000
- University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Unit (801) 583-2000
- NAMI Utah (801) 323-9900 or (877) 230-6264. NAMI Mentor phone line will continue operations from 9 a.m. to 4:15 pm Monday through Friday.
- SAFE UT App – The SafeUT app can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide-related issues. It’s free, confidential, and connects you to licensed clinicians, 24/7. Call 833-372-3388.
- Trans Peer Support LifeLine – 877-565-8860 (3/26/20)
- The Trevor Project – Priority to the LGBTQ Community – 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678 (3/26/20)
- Warmline: U of U Health for SL County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement or encouragement 801-587-1055
Other Wellness Resources
- Elder Care Locator: Resources with information and assistance for older adults and caregivers.
- Utah Community Action: https://www.utahca.org/.
- Online AA Meetings during COVID-19: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus
- Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: Confidential supports and resources are available 24/7: LINKLine 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.The YWCA at (801) 537-8600.
- Learn to code.
- Complete the Census 2020. You can still do your census online and be counted! go.usa.gov/xdzXw
- Virtual Museum Tour.
- Share your art at @coronaartcollective Instagram.
- Tracy Aviary Free Virtual Resources
- Utah Museum of Contemporary: Art Everyday.
- Watch a concert with #TogetherAtHome.
- Learn to Draw: Lunch Doodles
Stay Safe, Stay Home
Stay Safe, Stay Home
In coordination with Governor Gary Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s proclamation implementing the directive, GREENbike, a local nonprofit bike-share program, is offering $0.01 annual memberships to all essential workers.
These workers include:
- Health care professionals.
- Law enforcement officers and first responders.
- Faith leaders and workers, including an official, worker, or leader in a house of worship or other places of religious expression or fellowship.
- Employees of charitable and social services organizations.
- Grocery clerks and all grocery store employees.
- Restaurant employees and drivers offering take-out and delivery options.
- Bank employees.
- Gas station employees.
- All Utah residents unable to telework.