As our office works to service the needs of our clients, we routinely hear about
clients, friends, neighbors and colleagues losing their jobs. Some have been
furloughed to return when their business reopens or rebounds but others have
witnessed their positions dissolved, deemed not necessary.
Maybe someone you know is struggling. A single mother or father that has
not been able to find work during this time. Without income, they are unable
to purchase the necessities for their family to survive. In a tough position of
choice. Some folks may turn to alcohol or drugs to cope with the stress. Some may take it out with
Not left unaffected are the children. They watch their parents struggle and can sense the stress. It is
not unusual for children to take the blame for adult situations. As I am writing this note today, I read
about a young teenage boy that committed suicide at the elementary school I attended growing up.
Every life is valuable and despite the current crisis you or your family may experience, always know…..
It could be worse” and that “This too shall pass”. I wanted to share some phone numbers that could
help someone you may know. I pray that you or no one you know will need this information but if it
just saves one person, it was worth it.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (800) SUICIDE (784-2433) Spanish (888) 628-9454
Veteran’s Crisis Line https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1
Chat online https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
Support for Deaf and hard of hearing, call (800) 799-4889
STARRY Counseling Program Crisis Hotline (800) 440-9789
The STARRY Counseling Program provides 24/7/365 crisis phone coverage for families across Texas.
Crisis hotlines are designed for emergency use only, to help families avoid imminent abuse, neglect,
runaway, and severe family conflict.
National Hopeline Network (800) SUICIDE Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Nat’l Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE (4673) LGBTQ suicide help (866) 488-7386
ALCOHOL: Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics (800) 344-2666
Alcohol & Drug Helpline (800) 821-4357 Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (800) 252-6465
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline (800) 729-6686 Families Anonymous (800) 736-9805
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline (800) 622-2255
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Poison Control (800) 222-1222
Nat’l Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline (800) 662-4357 Cocaine Anonymous (800) 347-8998
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
National US Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
YOUTH: Texas Youth Helpline (800) 989-6884
Please stay safe and if someone you know needs help, share this information. If our office can help you or a family in anyway, please call us at 800-362-2809. It is during this time that we need to remember, we are all in this together. Love is so much stronger than hate – Love More!