Alliance’s Community Health and Well-Being department has launched the #HealthyHoliday campaign to promote mental health awareness and get the word out about Hope4NC.
To spread the word about Hope4NC, Alliance staff are being innovative to reach those who need hope and help during this holiday season. Throughout this holiday season interactive messaging, interviews, daily words of affirmation and videos will be posted on Alliance’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency originally created Hope4NC after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew to provide emotional support and referrals to community resources to help disaster survivors manage their stress. Hope4NC now offers a 24/7 helpline that provides free crisis counseling for North Carolinians who have been affected by COVID-19 physically, mentally or financially.
Anyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties can call 1-855-587-3463 to be connected to immediate crisis counseling services.
“Hope4NC provides a safe space for you to share your struggles, concerns, and needs by providing confidential crisis counseling and a variety of other resources to improve overall mental health,” said JaMonica Thompson, Alliance’s Hope4NC program manager. “Help us help you, stop the stigma, it’s OK to reach out.”