Dealing with Stressful Times

Mental Health and Domestic Violence Resources

Mental health and domestic violence resources, compiled in April of 2020 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Stress and Coping

From Lifespan – Kids and Stress, Anxiety and Stress

Addressing Isolation and Quarantine” webinar from Episcopal Relief & Development

Connection in the Midst of an Epidemic,” from Episcopal Relief & Development

National Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (24/7)

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak,” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Domestic Violence

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence,  Victims of Crime Helpline (1-800-494-8100)  available 24/7

Sojourner House – Confidential text line 401-214-7882. 24 Hour help line 401-765-3232. Housing office 401-808-6889.

Day One – click on the link for lists of resources in multiple areas. Advocacy services 24 hour helpline 1-800-494-8100. Support  401-421-4100 and follow the prompts. Advocacy, dial extension 138.

The Rhode Island Department of Public Safety announces the launch of Text-to-911, a service that provides additional accessibility to the E-911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System.
Anyone in need of emergency assistance can now send a text message to 911 using a mobile phone to report a police, fire or medical emergency. The Rhode Island E-911 Communication Center will respond to text messages and notify the appropriate authorities to respond.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (24/7)

Substance Abuse and Addiction

RI Substance Abuse Helpline: 401-414-LINK (5465)

Rhode Island’s Hope and Recovery Support Line, 401-942-STOP (7867) connects people to treatment and recovery services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting Locator


RI – National Council on Problem Gambling Call: 1-800-522-4700  Text: 1-800-522-4700  Chat:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline:
1-800-662-HELP (4357) (24/7).  SAMHSA Resources:

Suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

Samaritans Statewide Helpline: (401) 272-4044 or (800) 365-4044
Call or text the helpline to receive help from specially trained volunteers.