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www.ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow 

About COVID Help Now: 

As Idahoans feel the many impacts of COVID-19, the need for behavioral health support and services increases.  

The COVID Help Now Line offers statewide support for anyone challenged by the stress associated with this global pandemic. 

  • Available via phone, text, or chat. Callers may also leave a message during off hours and receive a return call the following day. 
  • Anonymous. Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people, and no records or case files are kept. 
  • Accessible to hearing and speech impaired via TTY and TRS services. 
  • Help you understand your current situation. 
  • Provide language assistance and interpreter services. 
  • Help reduce your stress and provide emotional support. 
  • Help you with your immediate crisis needs and connect you with community resources. 
  • Help you identify coping strategies.