While COVID-19 may be well known for its physical symptoms, several weeks into its entry in the U.S., it’s proving to have devastating mental and emotional side effects as well. For that reason, ThedaCare and the surrounding community have joined together to make sure that every individual in need of help has access to critical services and treatment.
If you, or someone you love, is experiencing anxiety, depression, loss or uncertainty, please remember:
You are not alone.
It’s easy to feel isolated in times of social distancing. The truth is, this new normal has altered life for everyone. In addition to missing friends and loved ones, and putting major life events and celebrations on hold, many of us find ourselves in one or more of the following scenarios:
- Unemployed or furloughed and struggling to meet basic needs
- Students missing out on milestones and memories while finishing the academic year at home
- Healthcare and other essential workers putting in long hours and facing potential exposure
- Small business owners struggling to stay operational
- Parents juggling working from home while caring for and homeschooling their children
- Single adults navigating the uncertainty without immediate human connection
- Victims of substance abuse trying to avoid unhealthy coping methods
- Family members caring for or grieving the loss of COVID-19 positive loved ones
The longer we are separated from the life as we knew it, the more vulnerable we’re likely to feel. But rest assured, there is hope and help nearby.
We are here for you.
When we say we are all in this together, we mean it. Our entire network of caregivers is dedicated to supporting our community and ThedaCare team members during this difficult time.
ThedaCare Behavioral Health is accepting new patients and is well-staffed to provide timely, accessible care to all, including those in our rural service areas with less immediate access to other community resources. Phone or video visits with one of our behavioral health specialists are available for outpatient psychiatry, substance abuse and mental health therapy.
Available 8 AM – 7 PM Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 5 PM Friday
Our community partners can help.
Despite the closing of many physical businesses and non-profit locations, our community partners are dedicated to providing help to all in need through online, virtual and other remote means.
United Way 211 provides access to compassionate, highly trained specialists who are available to offer mental and emotional support, as well as assist in securing basic needs. Additionally, their Give Help, Get Help Hub offers an easy-to-use, one-stop-shop to connect health, safety and socio-economic needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic with helpful resources in the Fox Cities.
Leaven’s Emotional CPR Listener Warmline provides access to non-clinician support. If you are feeling alone or afraid, or just want to connect with another human being, the CPR trained listeners are a phone call away.
Available 8 AM – 10 PM Monday – Friday, voicemail can be left on the weekends for a call back.
Iris Place Peer Warmline offers a judgement free conversation with experienced peer support specialists for anyone going through emotional distress or crisis related to mental health and/or substance abuse.
NEW Mental Health Connection is a local non-profit partner of ThedaCare connecting community members to agencies and programs that provide behavioral health, crisis, and substance abuse services. In addition to providing a single point of entry for area services, their robust online portal includes a comprehensive library of information.
Our care is ongoing.
Finding the right care path is the first step in getting back to a happier, healthier life. ThedaCare will work closely with you to determine the specialists and treatment options that can help you understand, manage, and cope with these highly unusual circumstances, and ensure you have the tools you need to overcome what lies ahead.
We look forward to speaking with you.