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COVID-19 Resources

Emotional Phone Support Help Line for COVID-19

1-866-342-6892

(Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19.  Provided by Optum, the toll-free help line number will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone).

The Harris Center Mental Health Call Line
Call Toll Free 833-251-7544

The Harris Center has activated a Mental Health Call Line to support our community during COVID-19. The purpose of the line is to provide trauma-informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 event. If you or someone you know shows signs of stress for several days or weeks, get help by accessing Harris County's COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-251-7544.

Teletherapy Resources

(sign up and pay for sessions with a licensed counselor)

  • Talkspace Online Therapy – online counseling by text, audio or video messaging at an affordable cost talkspace.com
  • Better Help – professional online counselors available 24/7, private and affordable betterhelp.com

Mood APPS

Mental Health Apps: Numerous mental health apps exist to support and encourage positive mental health practices. Many of these are free and available for download on your device.

  1. Daylio Journal – mood tracker and private journal
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  2. Youper – emotional health assistant, powered by AI
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  3. WeBot – self-care app using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  4. Mood Tools – tools to deal with depression developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  5. Fear Tools – tools to deal with anxiety developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  6. Remente – goal setting and self-improvement
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple
  7. Wysa – mood tracker, mindfulness exercises, mental health assessment, powered by AI
    1. Google Play
    2. Apple