Back to School during COVID-19:
Mental health resources to support families
Families across our community are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the school year is upon us, it’s important to help children prepare and adapt to the “new normal” at school.
Click here to download our Family Toolkit and Back-to-School Decision Guide.
Reliable local resources:
In addition to these resources, your local school district is also a good place to get updated information about returning to school.
Akron Children’s Hospital- Talking to your kids about COVID-19
Akron Children’s video- Social, emotional & behavioral considerations for return to School
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Greenleaf Family Center videos for teens
Tools to help families cope:
Tools from Ohio Department of Education
Videos, tips and information for families with school-aged children in NE Ohio
Helping children cope with changes from COVID-19
CDC school decision making tool
Connecting for Kids– Back to school guide
Worried? Anxious? Don't wait, get the help you need now.
Our local mental health and addiction treatment agencies in Summit County are open, providing in-person and telehealth appointments. ADM Crisis Center, Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and our residential programs across the county are open and operating.
Mental health is health, don't wait to reach out if you are feeling uneasy or in need of support. Go to our home page to see a list of providers or call on of our helplines for one-on-one guidance.
- Addiction Helpline- 330-940-1133
- Mental Health Hotline- 330-434-9144
- Crisis Text Line- Text 4HOPE to 741741 anytime, anywhere to receive emotional support from a crisis counselor
- NEW- COVID Care Line- 1-800-720-9616 Trained staff are prepared to simply talk, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed. Open between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (answered by a national hotline overnight).
- National Disaster Distress Helpline - The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
To find the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic:
- Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offers online Skype meetings to support recovery from alcohol.
- Narcotics Anonymous - Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers support for those struggling with drug addiction and helps them maintain sobriety through virtual NA meetings and online information.
- Smart Recovery - Smart Recovery is a warm and caring online community where our participants interact and help one another recover from addictive behaviors. Features include: daily online meetings, message board, and 24/7 live chat.
Mental Health Resources:
Training and Professional Resources:
The Wellness Society