Stressed? Richland County mental health board launches free, confidential helpline

To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call for counseling, free of charge. The hotline is staffed by counselors and case managers and is in addition to other crisis intervention phone lines already in place.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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