Mental Health

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Information on how to care for your mental health, emergency hotlines and more is available on Guilford County's website. Preferred language option is available on the top right corner of the webpage.

  • 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 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.


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


  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK) offers free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources and best practices for professionals.


  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (English only) has also provided tips for taking care of your behavioral health during social distancing, quarantine and isolation from an infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19.


  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (English only) has guidance for helping families cope with COVID-19, and the World Health Organization has published a resource for mental health considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Listen to ADA Live! Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak