New Service Launches Aimed To Help People Cope With The Stress Of COVID-19

This article was published on: 04/27/20 4:00 PM by Mike Minarsky

CHR Health is launching a new program that started April 27 at 10 AM called the Hero Hotline.

The Hero Hotline is available to anyone who may be struggling by calling 888-217-HERO including: Healthcare providers, First responders, grocery store employees, delivery providers and other essential employees. It’s also available to family members and friends of front line employees who may be worried about their health and safety.

This service is also accessible to anyone that is grieving the loss of a loved one during the pandemic, or if you yourself are struggling during the crisis.

Professionals from CHR will be answering the hotline that is available from 10 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week in an effort to reach as many people as possible, including those who work evening and night shifts.

The Hero Hotline will connect you with a CHR professional who is trained in the treatment of Acute Stress Reaction and other conditions related to prolonged stress and anxiety. The call is a free call and provides an opportunity for confidential debriefing and coaching. CHR will also be refer individuals to resources for ongoing care and support.

CHR is proud to be the first nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency in Connecticut to meet all of the strict federal criteria associated with certification as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). This national distinction reflects CHR’s longstanding commitment to providing quality, comprehensive care for people of all ages whose lives have been touched by serious mental illness, addiction, trauma and more.

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