COVID Connected, Empowered and Educated

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (English)988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Spanish)
Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.

Notice: The Office of Suicide Prevention website is informational and not intended as a crisis response or hotline. 

Connect, Empower and Educate

Many have fallen on hard times, whether emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. This information is presented to connect, empower and educate readers in order to address crisis and reduce stress while the community follows the COVID-19 Stay Home for Nevada directive.

Connect with Someone by Phone


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
English: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)
Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Option for those who are deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Crisis Support Services of Nevada
1-800-273-8255; text CARE to 839863 for 24/7 crisis services;
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Reno Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) for adults

Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) for children
Las Vegas—702-486-7865

Las Vegas Metro Police Wellness Check
702-828-3111 (Non-emergency)

Disaster Distress Hotline
1-800-985-5990 and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746)
Spanish Speakers via the hotline and SMS (text “Hablanos” to 66746).
For those who are deaf and hard of hearing through TTY (1-800-846-8517), relay service, and text.

Substance Use Disorder Hotline
1-800-450-9530; text IMREADY to 839863

Non-crisis support lines

NAMI Warmline
The NAMI Warmline is a stigma-free, non-crisis, phone service you can call or text to speak one-on-one with a NAMI WNV CARES operator.
call or text 775-241-4212

Foundation for Recovery Warmline
Peer support specialists will continue to see peers at recovery community centers.

Helpful Apps

These apps for your phone can support your goals coping with stress during Social Distancing and Isolation:
COVID Coach  was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

PTSD Coach This app provides education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

COVID-19 Updates

Staying informed with reliable data can help reduce stress. But too much information can become overwhelming. Everything in moderation is best.

Washoe County Regional Information Center The COVID-19 Regional Information Center, consisting of representatives from many public and private agencies, is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner.

Southern Nevada Health District provides a page specific to COVID-19 Case Count.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information across the United States related to COVID-19.

Basic Needs

Nevada 211has created this portal to better share information on finding emergency resources, such as financial assistance, food, healthcare and other support during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Dial "211" from a Nevada phone number or 1-866-535-5654, or text your zip code to 898211.

Nevada CAN, (COVID-19 Aging Network) is a web page designed to address the needs of Nevada's senior population.

Three Square is Southern Nevada's Emergency Food Distribution website.

The State Department of Agriculture's TEFAP-The Emergency Food Assistance Program-The Emergency Food Assistance Program (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) is one of many programs listed on their webpage. For a full list of Nevada food programs and contact information to find out if you qualify, please refer to the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition webpage.

Dealing with Stress During Social Distancing

Outbreaks can be Stressful
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Great Unknown: 10 Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Uncertainty
American Psychological Association (APA)

Seven Ways to Cope with Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Coping with Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Stay Physically Well

YMCA (online classes)