24-Hour Helplines:  Phone: (919) 967-7273  Text: (919) 967-7273 

Mental Health Resources

Here at Orange County Rape Crisis Center, we engage with our community and clients with the recognition and understanding that each individual faces a unique set of potential barriers and challenges. Right now, during the outbreak of the respiratory disease coronavirus/COVID-19, members of our community are forced to make changes to their daily lives and routines, some as minor as cleaning more vigorously, and others as significant as facing unemployment and housing instability. We recognize that many different kinds of trauma are related, and the effects of which don’t always show up in one way.  During this time when isolation and social distancing cause unique and unprecedented stressors, the need for multifaceted support increases. OCRCC has been working to compile accessible resources for survivors of trauma, in the many forms it may take. We hope to provide information, resources, entertainment, and ways to connect with others who have similar feelings and fears.

Resources for Immediate Response

Here is a listing of Helplines that may be able to provide more specific resources and information in addition to our own. 

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 

Text from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor 

Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990  oText TalkWithUs to 66746 

The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. 

National Eating Disorders Association: Call 1-800-931-2237 (9am-9pm Mon-Thu and 9am-5pm Fri) or Text NEDA to 741741 for crisis support

Free & Low Cost Support Options 

Postpartum Support International: Call 1-800-944-4773 

Call this number if you are a parent suffering from postpartum depression and need access to resources. 

S.A.F.E. Alternatives: Call 1-800-366-8288 

S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 

The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678 

A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. 


Online Resources

Here is a listing of Helplines that may be able to provide more specific resources and information in addition to our own. 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Call (919) 286-9499 (Local Chapel Hill/Durham Hotline)

Many meetings are now available online. Find a local meeting at: 

District 33: Alamance, Chatham, Caswell, & Orange

District 32: Durham

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): 

DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family. 


Eating Disorders Anonymous: 

The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder. Find an online or virtual meeting 


HealthUnlocked-Anxiety and Depression Support Community 


This community is a safe space for those affected by anxiety and depression to talk to others who truly understand.  

International OCD Foundation 


Mental Health America: 

Mental Health and COVID-19: Information and Resources 

Comprehensive list of resources for coping during COVID-19 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: 

Online Connection Options during COVID-19 

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones: Call (480) 300-4712 (8am-8pm MST) 


To access supportive information and to find local and virtual groups/meetings 

SMART Recovery:  


Find a virtual remote or local group/meeting to attend 

Schizophrenia and Psychosis Action Alliance: Call 1-800-493-2094

Resources and call-in support groups for diagnosed individuals. 


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

Virtual Recovery Resources 

Additional Resources

5 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus and Body Safety

Read our latest blog post with suggestions about conversations with kids about the Coronavirus

OCRCC Full COVID-19 Resource List

See our full list of mental health resources included for immediate response and online resources.

North Carolina COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Click here for resources from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

Community Empowerment Fund's Full COVID-19 Resource List

This thorough resource guide is updated regularly based on changing availability

For Additional Information

Please contact us at info@ocrcc.org for more information.