Taking Care Of Your Mental Health; Stay At Home Orders Increase Domestic Violence Calls For Help

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Ohio’s extended stay-at-home order began  will last through at least May first.  The coronavirus pandemic is no short-term crisis. And while social distancing, cloth masks, frequent hand washing and quarantines are meant to protect our health and that of others, there's still a concern about tending to our mental health as we become more isolated from each other.  We'll get insights from the state’s director of mental health and addiction services.  Later, the pandemic's impact on domestic violence -- as sheltering at home increases vulnerability of those in abusive relationships. Plus, the latest from Columbus.  



If you are experiencing stress or anxiety: 
 You can call Cuyahoga County's 24-Hour Warmline at 440-886-5950 to talk with a peer 
- You can text "4hope" to 741741 to access the crisis text line.
If you are in crisis: 
- You can reach the 24-hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline at: 216-623-6888
To access the Cuyahoga County Coronavirus Help Line, call 440-59-COVID (440-592-6843). 
And for more information from the Board of Health, visit ccbh.net
National Domestic Violent Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 
Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center Resources



Lori Criss, Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services 
Melissa Graves, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center  
Victoria Grant, Advocate, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center 
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV 

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