If you think someone is being hurt or is in danger, call 911.
Fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 outbreak can cause strong emotions in adults and children. It is essential to prepare and take care, not panic. Help is available through the resources below.
Washington County has a COVID-19 supportive counseling program. The COVID-19 Community Counseling Program (CCCP) is a partnership between Washington County, Lifeworks NW, Western Psychological, Asian Health, and Service Center, and Lutheran Community Services NW. CCCP provides support to Washington County community members who need help related to the pandemic. Core services include:
- Supportive counseling with an emphasis on developing coping skills and resilience.
- Support in understanding personal reactions, planning action steps, and developing solutions to resolve losses and overcome difficulties.
- Referral and connection to longer-term behavioral health care if needed.
Services are provided at no charge. Linguistically and culturally specific services are also available.
How to get help:
To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.
This is not a crisis line, and you will not be able to speak with a counselor right away. It is also meant to be short-term assistance (a few sessions per individual). If you need immediate help, call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies. More resources available here:
If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
Language interpreters available
It is okay to ask for help
If you are having thoughts of suicide, feel hopeless or like you can't cope right now, help is available 24/7. You are not alone.
The Hawthorn Walk-In Center is currently closed however clinicians are still able to provide support over the phone or through video options. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access support from the Hawthorn Walk-In Center.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) This line is available for all community members. If you are a military veteran in crisis, press 1 for support specific to veterans or Text 273TALK to 839863 (8 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Military Helpline: 1-888-457-4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863 (8 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1)
YouthLine: 1-877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863 Chat at www.oregonyouthline.org. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10 p.m.
Disaster Distress Counseling
- Call 1-800-985-5990
- Text TalkWithUs to 66746
Stress and Anxiety
Tips for reducing anxiety
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others using technology. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.
- Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking as much as possible.