WEBINAR: Treating COVID-19 Anxiety in Children and Teens

This has been a difficult year for children and teenagers. They have been taken away from their friends, missed opportunities such as graduation ceremonies, many have lost internships and summer jobs, and they have been forced into a new way of learning via online classes. These are just a few of several major life adjustments that are sure to have an impact on their mental health.

It is important during this time to give them the attention and support they need and to reach out for help when necessary. Some amount of anxiety is to be expected, however, many might need to reach out for additional care. For more information about what to watch out for and how to help, watch the conversation below with Dr. Pam McCombs and Counselor April Hawkins from Valley Oaks Health.

How To Reach Out

There is a community of professionals at Valley Oaks that are here to help you through online resources, Telehealth support, and informational webinars such as this one.

Should you find yourself needing to talk to someone, there are several numbers you can reach out to for help:

Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
     Call 765-423-2638, ask to speak to the therapist on call
Monday-Friday, 5 PM to 8 AM, and ALL HOURS Saturday-Sunday:
     Call 1-800-859-5553, ask to speak to the therapist on call

If you feel as though there is an immediate danger, please reach out to one of the following emergency helplines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
     1-800-273-8255, available at all hours, 7 days a week
Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region Crisis Line
     Call or text 765-742-0244

Getting Started

A Bright Future Starts at Valley Oaks

Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.