During this challenging time we would like for you to know that we are here for the bleeding disorders community and we will continue to provide support, share reliable information, and plan and implement programs. Below you will find information on mental health and community resources and opportunities for support. Our staff will continue to be available and we appreciate your patience as we navigate this difficult time. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com and/or call 804-740-8643 if we can be of assistance.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
- Local Community Services Board Directory, also known as a Behavioral Health Authority in some communities (CSB/BHA), your local CSB/BHA provides support to individuals with mental health challenges, substance use disorders and intellectual disability (ID) and/or developmental disability (DD).
- Local Chapter of NAMI Directory. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Tips and resources from the VA Department of Health on Coping with Stress and Staying Connected.
- 80 affordable (or free) mental health apps, websites, hotlines and resources. Keep this list handy for whenever you need support.
- MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
- Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services – Same Day Access to Mental Health Services.
- VA C.O.P.E.S is a call line available to all Virginia residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects and circumstances such as isolation, fear, grief and anxiety around COVID 19. Call or text 877-349-6428.
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.
- Kids Health. Provides interactive health related information for parents, kids, teens, and educators on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years.
- ULifeline. Online resource for college mental health.
- It Gets Better – Get Help Resource List for LGBTQ mental health resources.
- List of Mental Health Resources for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
- Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Depression: A Silent Health Crisis. An article outlining symptoms and recommendations for caregivers experiencing depression.
HEMAWARE Magazine “Protect Yourself When Seeking Financial Assistance”: Not all organizations who purport to help people are honest. However, there are precautions you can take to make sure the organizations you are dealing with are trustworthy. Go here to read the article.
VHF FINANCIAL ASSITANCE PROGRAM: During this stressful time we want you to know that we are here to help! VHF provides financial assistance to those who need it and we are currently accepting applications to help pay for expenses incurred in the care, treatment, or prevention of an inherited bleeding disorder, basic living expenses, and more. To learn more go here, contact your HTC social worker, or contact Kelly Waters at 804-740-8643 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLBURN-KEENAN FOUNDATION’S (CKF) CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAM: Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s (CKF) charitable giving program provides assistance to individuals and families impacted by inherited bleeding disorders. Here are current opportunities for support:
- Individual Financial Assistance Grant – Individuals and families can apply to CKF for financial assistance, up to $2,000, to meet urgent needs. Go here to learn more.
- Emergency Assistance Grant – Individuals and families can apply to CKF for financial assistance, up to $500, to cover an unexpected bill such as a car repair, appliance repair, high electric bill, etc. Go here to download application.
HEMOPHILIA FEDERATION OF AMERICA (HFA) COVID-19, FINANCIAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
- HFA has created COVID-19 resource hub full of statements from medical partners and industry, insurance information, product concerns, as well as mental health resources for our community. Go here to learn more.
- HFA Helping Hands continues to serve the most vulnerable in our community as always. Go here to access their Patient Assistance Portal.
- HFA has numerous Mental Health Resources on the home page of their website. Go here to learn more.
- HFA has compiled a comprehensive list of more than 50 trusted websites, hotlines and videos in one place as a quick reference. Go here to view and download.
NATIONAL HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION (NHF) COVID-19 AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
- NHF’s COVID-19 information and resources.
- NHF’s Community News page posts regular updates on MASAC recommendations, product safety, and more. Go here to learn more.
- NHF’s Patient Assistance Programs.
NATIONAL AND STATE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- IRS.gov – Economic Impact Payments: What you Need to Know
- Official Site of the CDC and the White House (Coronavirus.gov)
- Official Site of the Commonwealth of VA (Virginia.gov)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH)