Mental health in California has been facing an unprecedented crisis throughout 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives, and many more have had to cope with the loss of loved ones. Economic hardship is widespread, drug overdose and addiction are hitting new highs, and people are struggling with unprecedented stress. This is why California State has enacted the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program to make mental health resources available to communities throughout California.
There are limits to the program, and it’s only a short-term solution. However, these short-term interventions can make a world of difference for people struggling without the support they need. At BeWellLine, we interpret the FEMA guidelines to provide every California resident with up to six counseling sessions via their choice of phone, text chat, or web conferences. These counseling sessions involve a variety of resources, such as:
- Attentive, empathetic listening as you tell your story if you wish to do so
- Lifestyle guidance on how to maintain your mental and physical health amidst the current crisis
- Support from case managers, community mental health workers, and your own peers
- Advice on the challenging transition to work-from-home
- Suggestions on coping with the loss and hardship that you’ve suffered as a result of the pandemic
Our teams are diverse and locally based; they’re culturally sensitive, and your COVID-era struggles have been theirs as well in many ways. BeWellLine is well-prepared to connect California communities and individuals to the emotional, mental-health, and crisis-management support services they need.
Get the Help You Need
Do you have more questions about either BeWellLine or the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program? If so, you’re in the right place to have them answered. We have a great deal of information available for you here on our website, as well as representatives and experts who are ready to find the answers to your questions. You might also look for information at Benefits.gov, the FEMA website, or SAMHSA.gov.
But if all that you need is accessible, community-based mental health care and counseling, look no further. BeWellLine is working to administer care through FEMA CCP to people throughout California. Get in touch with us today to get started on receiving the crisis support you need to make it through this pandemic.