Options for Mental Health Services During Coronavirus

Therapy over phone and other resources during this crisis

Many plans are in place both within the state and around the globe to keep everyone safe. Below are the updated standards and procedures for emotional wellness as well as for Telka's services.

  1. Free emotional support via phone 24/7 is available by calling 888-535-6136 then prompt 8.  
  2. Tip for Mental Health  Social Distancing by Dr G Raviola. Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing.
  3. Telka's brief, solution-focused, CBT services are now offered exclusively over the telephone (teletherapy). This website's tools and resources pages offer coping strategies in the form of videos, Brene Brown podcasts, book recommendations and free downloadable pdf self-help materials to compliment Telka's mental health services or to use with the provider of your choice. Telka's current and former clients interested in scheduling a teletherapy  appointment may email  a request therapy@telkaarend-ritter.com
  4. Feeling the need to assist your Michigan community during this crisis? Check out this website to learn how you can volunteer to help others.
  5. Michigan residents have free access to educational resources for families and educators https://michiganvirtual.org/sel/michigan-cares/
  6. Domestic violence in Michigan? https://www.michigan.gov/voices4/
  7. Stay home, stay mindful. Free app to help calm yourself now offered for Michigan residents through headspace. https://www.headspace.com/mi
  8. Teletherapy is not appropriate treatment of medical mental health emergencies including presenting a danger to self or others.  Call 911 or report to Community Mental Health with a mental health medical emergencies.


Children's book by Ana Gomez


Click HERE for a PDF of a children's book written by Ana M Gomez about the Coronavirus. She has kindly given permission for people to use, share and distribute it during this difficult time.  This book is also available HERE in Spanish

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