Suicide/Mental Health Awareness Webinar - Below is a link to the webinar held on May 5th for those who couldn't take part at that time. We have also posted multiple resources below the video to assist with these issues during this very stressful time with COVID-19
Mental Health Awareness and Assistance Links:
Mental Wellbeing During COVID-19 Resources (May 2020)
Blog Mental Health Stigma
Wellbeing Resources for Employees and Families
Wellbeing Resources for Employers
Construction Business Owner Magazine article on Helping Employees Cope With COVID-19 Stress
Veterans Crisis Line -- this is if National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-- 800/273-8255; Press 1 to connect to Veterans Crisis Line
Directory to various VA Health Services in various categories
VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators – This is linked as an example to Auburn, WA – it is a searchable database
Federal Way Vet Center - 32020 32nd Avenue South, Suite 110, Federal Way, WA 98001
Main Number: 253-838-3090
- Individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members, and their families
- Family counseling for military related issues
- Bereavement (grief) counseling
- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
- Community outreach and education
- Substance abuse assessment and referral
- Employment referral
- Referral of other VA services
Suicide Prevention Videos from Joyages (posted and available free on CIASP website: https://www.joyages.com/construction/ These are 9 videos that were approved by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ranging in length from 1:57 to 3:09 minutes
Questions were asked on resources to help those caring for children with special needs.
You can always call 211 for resources or check with State Government.
This is not to be construed as legal, clinical or risk management advice. This is being done on an advisory basis as a courtesy for someone in need. The best resource we have seen on this topic is linked below – it is an e-publication that is long and in different sections. One strategy it lists is to contact advocacy organizations for condition-specific disabilities.
Respite for Families Caring for Children Who Are Medically Fragile (2014) – provides ideas and strategies for sourcing respite care providers.
Additional resources from ARCH is the Respite Locator and State Directories: