Mental Health Minute
For nearly two years now, we’ve faced the threat of COVID-19, along with ongoing disruptions to our personal and professional lives. It’s no wonder feelings of fear, anxiety and isolation persist. And it’s easy to understand why substance use and mental health issues are on the rise. That’s why OnTrack Rogue Valley, Addictions Recovery Center (ARC), Options for Southern Oregon and ColumbiaCare have partnered with Jackson Care Connect and KOBI-TV to offer Mental Health Minute.
Mental Health Minute offers coping strategies for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, substance use, addiction recovery and everyday challenges we all face. Everyone needs help at times. It’s important to remember you’re not alone.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or the 24-hour crisis hotlines:
541-774-8201 – Jackson County
541-474-5360 – Josephine County
800-273-8255 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Oregon YouthLine: Call 877-968-8491 or text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863. Crisis text line: text 741741
Find more information about drug abuse and addiction at DrugAbuse.gov
Helpful links and contact info:
Oregon Health Authority: oregon.gov/oha
NAMI Southern Oregon: namisouthernoregon.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255): suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Oregon Problem Gambling Resource (877-695-4648):www.opgr.org
Alcoholics Anonymous Grants Pass (541-474-0782): grantspassaa.com
Alcoholics Anonymous Medford (541-732-1850): jccoaa.org
Jackson Care Connect members can get an interpreter for visits or phone calls to a provider’s office. Members are legally entitled to this service, free of charge. If you need help, call Jackson Care Connect Customer Service at 541-500-0567, or toll-free at 1-855-722-8208 or TTY 711.
Spanish: ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-855-722-8208 (TTY 711).
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