Several reports have shown that older adults are the most vulnerable population when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the fact that their immune systems are weaker, older adults and people with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension, are the most compromised in the general population.
Constantly seeing these reports on the news can lead to an increased amount of stress and anxiety throughout this population. While some levels of anxiety are normal, it is important to reach out for additional support when needed.
To learn more about what to watch out for and how to help your loved ones, watch this webinar hosted by Therapist, Kim Denton from Valley Oaks.
How To Reach Out
There is a community of professionals at Valley Oaks that are here to help you through online resources, Telehealth support, and informational webinars such as this one.
Should you find yourself needing to talk to someone, there are several numbers you can reach out to for help:
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Call 765-423-2638, ask to speak to the therapist on call
Monday-Friday, 5 PM to 8 AM, and ALL HOURS Saturday-Sunday:
Call 1-800-859-5553, ask to speak to the therapist on call
If you feel as though there is an immediate danger, please reach out to one of the following emergency helplines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255, available at all hours, 7 days a week
Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region Crisis Line
Call or text 765-742-0244