Mental Health, Food and Other Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Resources are available to help you and your family cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental Health Resources
- The Disaster Distress Hotline provides crisis counseling to anyone affected by any disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746; available free and 24/7.
- Text HOPELINE to 741741; this is a free emotional support service providing hope, help and support when it's needed most. The HOPELINE serves anyone in any type of situation providing access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information.
- If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, available free and 24/7.
- Coping with stress information from CDC.
- Mental Health America information.
- Resilient Wisconsin website.
- Sources of Support for those living with mental health and substance use concerns.
- Updates on FoodShare and other food benefits.
- Free meals for students at school through 12/31/2020; contact your child's school for more information.
- Food pantries in Oconto County.
- WIC Program information.
- The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program helps eligible renters who have lost a significant part of their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent.
- Wisconsin unemployment information from the Department of Workforce Development.
- Legal Rights for Workers During COVID-19
- Employee Paid Sick Leave Rights from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- If you have lost insurance, click here to apply for coverage
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families COVID-19 Information.