Overview

Volunteers from the LA County Emotional Support Line are providing an invaluable service during COVID-19 to support county residents. Explore this collection to learn how to apply psychological first aid skills to effectively provide emotional and informational support to callers experiencing distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, know when to refer for mental health services, and apply stress-management skills to care for yourselves.

Videos


Psychological First Aid During COVID-19: Supporting LA County Emotional Support Volunteers

An online training to support volunteers from the LA County Emotional Support Line in learning and applying psychological first aid skills to effectively provide emotional and informational support to callers experiencing distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing when to refer for mental health services, and applying stress-management and self-care skills care for themselves.

 Video
 1 hour, 3 minutes
 Added on May 28, 2020

Printable Tools


Addressing Suicidal Thinking During COVID-19

People with lived experience of homelessness may be at increased risk of hopelessness during the COVID-19 crisis that could lead to thoughts of suicide. Use this informative tip sheet to learn strategies to identify and respond to the immediate mental health needs of people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

 Printable Tool
 Added on May 28, 2020
Basic Psychological First Aid

Many people are feeling overwhelmed and emotionally distressed during COVID-19, which can impact emotional wellbeing. Psychological First Aid offers practical skills to use when supporting people in crisis. Download this wallet card remember basic Psychological First Aid skills to enhance the emotional wellbeing of people in crisis.

 Printable Tool
 Added on May 28, 2020
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Websites


Los Angeles County Immigrant Youth Toolkit

This website helps professionals from all disciplines address the needs of their immigrant youth patients/clients with regards to healthcare, legal services, education, social services, and more. This website consolidates community resources in the greater LA area for immigrant youth and families.

 Website
 Added on May 28, 2020