INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
During this crisis, if anyone is or knows someone who is experiencing an emotional crisis, they can text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor immediately.
COPING WITH CORONA VIRUS
This link is helpful for those who feel isolated, parents who need support, students, healthcare workers and those feeling the burden of financial stress.
6 PRAYERS FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING
When negative emotions seem to be taking over your life, Turn to God in prayer.
Ways to Support Your Child
Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is okay if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
What can YOU do to HELP?
Duke Energy Neighborhood Fund
Help a neighbor who may not be able to get to the store by going for them.
Donate food, supplies, and toiletries to local shelters or food banks.
Donate masks and gloves to local hospitals and doctor’s offices.