Mental Health Resources & Prayer Lines

  • 24/7 Prayer Line  call 877-800-PRAY It can be called or texted anytime.  The prayer number puts you in touch with someone that cares and can offer prayer support, but is not a licensed counselor or therapist.                                                                                            
  • The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has created a 24-hour Prayer Line, 888-388-2683, to provide prayer and support for anyone seeking encouragement during these unprecedented times.                                                                                                    
  • Michelle Lifer Murray, Counselor, MA, LMHC, BCPC Michelle Murray is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 27 years experience in helping her clients deal with significant life events, as well as overcoming anxiety, panic and the negative effects of stress. Michelle is still available to meet via FaceTime ans Skype during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Contact: Michele Lifer Murray
    Phone: 413-565-5159

  • Cross Point Clinical Services  is the area’s premiere Christian counseling center. Located in West Springfield and Northampton, CrossPoint has licensed therapists who provide quality psychotherapeutic services within a safe and confidential environment. We're now providing counseling via Tele Therapy. All you need is a smart phone or computer. CrossPoint also provides counseling and consultation to pastors. We accept most insurances! If you’re looking for mental health counseling with a Christian perspective, call us today!

    Address: 117 Park Ave.
    West Springfield · MA · 01089
    Phone: 413-732-7677

  • Mental Health Association The Mental Health Association (MHA) helps people live their best life. The Springfield-based nonprofit organization provides access to therapies for emotional health and wellness; services for substance use recovery, developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury; services for housing and residential programming, and more. With MHA’s help and resources from a caring community, people can live their potential, in their community, every day.

    995 Worthington Street
    Springfield, MA 01109
    413-734-5376

  • Springfield Pregnancy Care Center was started in 1985 for the sole purpose of assisting women and men with the challenges involved in an unplanned pregnancy. We're hear to answer your questions with accurate information, explain your options, and offer material support. All services are free and confidential, because sometimes, you just need someone to talk to.

    Address: 704 Sumner Avenue
    Springfield · MA · 01108
    Phone: (413) 732-2006

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention AFSP has a network of chapters throughout the USA! The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. Learn more and get involved today!
    Heather White
    Area Director, Western MA & Vermont
    hwhite@afsp.org
    (413) 387-3770 

    Chat with Someone NOW https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

    Call someone 24/7  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Resources for parents with anxious children by Michelle Murray LMHC

Childmind.org has a number of general articles and ones specific to COVID-19 to help with parenting children with anxiety, strategies to help children with autism and ADHD cope with COVID-19, how to manage melt-downs, dealing with loss, and ways to prevent passing your own anxiety onto your kids.  These are available in Spanish as well.

Nami.org “How to Ease Children’s Anxiety About COVID-19”

Psycom.net  “9 Strategies for Building Coping Skills in Children with Anxiety”, along with a section of articles to help kids with anxiety. 

Thevillage.org has a list of COVID-19 resources; scroll down to Additional Resources, then For Families, Parents and Caregivers. In particular, there is a link to mindheart.co for a printable book in several languages to help young children understand the virus.  This website is for a CT based organization but has a wide range of resources and links for free activities and online learning for kids from any location.

“It Will be Okay”: Trusting God Through Fear and Change by Lysa TerKeurst children’s book to help children manage fears and challenges.

Smiling Mind meditation app has guided meditations for ages 4+, in multiple languages and is free.

 

Resources for Adults

Crosswalk.com has compiled a wide range of faith based articles on coping with COVID-19.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has compiled a resource guide at https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

Christianbooks.com has posted a series of six 20-minute videos by Max Lucado, “Anxious for Nothing”.  It can be downloaded for free until 5/31/20.

Using Breath Prayers to calm anxiety:  

“How to Trade Stress for Peace Through Breath Prayers” by Whitney Hopler

Soulshepherding.org  “Breath Prayers from the Bible” by Bill Gauthier

Healthline.com “The Best Anxiety Apps of 2019”

Abide app - Bible stories for insomnia

YouTube, type in:

Relaxation music for sleep and stress relief

Relaxation breathing techniques

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Mindfulness

5 Verses to Relieve your Worry and Anxiety

God’s Promises//Faith//Strength in Jesus

Positivepsychology.com  “The 34 Best TED Talks and Videos on the Power of Gratitude”

Hope For Today

  • 11-29-20

    All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen. Jude 1:25 NLT

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