HELP WHERE YOU ARE | HOPE WHEN YOU NEED IT
Your COVID Care Team is here!
Officially known as a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program or CCP, the local COVID Care team has trained, knowledgeable, friendly Care Counselors ready to connect you to resources that will help you and your family stay resilient. Care Counselors are Lorain County residents from every walk of life, here for any of our Lorain County neighbors!
Download these tips on managing stress during the pandemic | En español
Connect with a Care Counselor to learn about local resources! 440-240-7025 or 440-322-6308
HOW CAN YOU TELL ...
... if you or someone else needs care?
- Sitting and doing nothing for long periods of time
- Losing friends, unusual self-centeredness
- Dropping out of previously enjoyed activities
- Declining academic, work or athletic performance
IRREGULAR EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS
- Hostility from one who is usually pleasant and friendly
- Indifference to situations, even highly important ones
- Inability to express joy
- Laughter at inappropriate times or for no reason
CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR
- Hyperactivity, inactivity, or alternating between the two
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Noticeable and rapid weight loss or gain
- Involvement in automobile accidents
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Forgetfulness and loss of personal possessions
- Moving out of home to live on the street
- Bizarre behavior, e.g. skipping, staring, grimacing
- Unusual sensitivity to noises, light, clothing
- Deep sadness unrelated to recent events
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- Expressions of hopelessness
- Excessive fatigue, or an inability to fall asleep
- Thinking or talking about suicide (call 1-800-888-6161)
PHYSICAL SIGNS OF OVERDOSE
- Slow breathing or no breathing
- Face is pale and clammy
- Blue lips
- Slow, erratic or no pulse
- Snoring or gurgling noises while asleep
- No response when you yell the person’s name or rub the middle of their chest with your knuckles
An overdose is a medical emergency and 911 should be called immediately.
Some information is from “Navigating a mental health crisis: A NAMI resource guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency.”