The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.
- COVID-19 Call Center: A call center and drive-thru testing site are available in Joplin for COVID-19. Those who have symptoms of the illness may call the test center at 417.347.6444.
- Ozark Center Crisis Line and TXTAboutIt Services: Ozark Center Crisis Intervention Services offers 24/7 support to people of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing a personal, emotional or mental health crisis. Call 417.347.7720 or 800.247.0661 to speak to a mental health professional. Translation and TTY/TDD services are available. For text message, text REGISTER to 720-7-TXTOZK (720.789.8695).
- Reducing stress in yourself and others
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- Managing Stress and Anxiety (American Sign Language Video)
- Meditation on Uncertainty (video)
- Upcoming Mental Health Webinars
- Slow the Spread Tutorial
- Community Mental Health Crisis Training Opportunities
- Resources from the State of Missouri
- Resources from Show-Me Hope Missouri
For People with Preexisting Mental Health Conditions
- Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
For Families and Children
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping After a Disaster (activity book for children age 3 – 10)
- CDC Guidance for Parents
For First Responders
- Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
- First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal (SAMHSA)
- CDC Guidance for Responders