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New hotline supports those struggling with the impacts of COVID-19

Mental health experts say "talking quite often is so much better when you have a person who...
Mental health experts say "talking quite often is so much better when you have a person who know how to listen." Call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 225-924-3900.(WAFB)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2020 at 9:10 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Mental Health America of Virginia is introducing a new tool to help people struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called the Virginia Disaster Response Warm Line.

The goal is to support those struggling with trauma, grief and distress caused by the pandemic. Trained peer operators are on hand to provide support and offer community-based referrals.

The free line can be reached by calling 1-877-349-6428.

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