MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT) — There’s a new statewide resource to help those struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in Alabama.
The Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency has created the COVID-19 Crisis Information Line.
The free service is aimed at providing mental health needs along with help finding local resources and services. That could include a counselor or finding a free COVID-19 testing location.
“We’re really providing education information. We are providing emotional support. We have got the holidays coming up. It’s tough not being with family. I think we’re going to be a resource for the state of Alabama, to link people to services,” said Lisa Turley who’s spearheading the project.
Funding for the information line came from a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
“We’re a place where people can call and be anonymous, everything they share is confidential,” Turley said.
The COVID-19 information line is already up and running and it’s available seven days per week. That number is 1-888-442-1793.
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