Helping Families Manage COVID-19 Stress
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Related
Texas Department of State Health Services
American Academy of Pediatrics
United Way of Dallas
We've written a lot about the stress related to COVID-19. Please visit our other articles:
- Social Isolation and COVID-19 Causing More Anxiety for New Moms
- The Stress of COVID-19 Awareness on Kids with Mental Health Concerns
- Fear, Stress and Sadness: How to Talk to Children about COVID-19
- Parenting is hard. Ask for help.
Reach out for help
Sometimes the pressure can be too much. Reaching out for help is important for you and your family. The following are 24-hour free help lines for different needs.
- For confidential support when you need help with the stresses of parenting, call Child Help:
- Call or text 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or live chat at childhelp.org
- For help with teen specific concerns:
- Call Texas Youth Helpline: 800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777
- For help with parenting tips, local resources and to learn about family fun:
- For mental health support and crisis care, call iCARE:
- Call or text iCARE at 817-335-3022
- For access to services through a social service hotline:
- Dial 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 or go to 211texas.org
For all other questions/updates on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) toll free at 1-800-252-5400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also file a report using the secure TDFPS website. Reports made through this website take up to 24 hours to process. The Texas Abuse Hotline is 1-800-252-5400.
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