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Dealing with risks when staying at home

During this difficult time, many factors can put our health and security at risk. Isolation at home can also bring risks of depression and other mental health problems, as well as risks of family or domestic violence. Here are some sources of help to deal with those risks.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919

Also, for people in abusive or violent relationships, isolation at home can make for a more complicated situation or expose them to greater risks. The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers highly-trained advocates available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The phone number for National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233.

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