For anyone struggling with difficult emotions this holiday season, it is brave to reach out for help. ACI Specialty Benefits has compiled a list of resources available to support anyone dealing with loneliness, depression, isolation, anxiety, substance abuse and other mental health concerns during holiday season, or at any time.
Free nationwide support groups for anyone working through mental health challenges.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.
SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resources
SAMHSA provides suicide prevention information and other helpful resources to behavioral health professionals, the general public, and people at risk.
Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
Find behavioral health treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously, 24/7.
Veterans Crisis Line
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
Find treatment facilities for substance abuse issues in your area.
Find Help for Substance Abuse
Explore SAMHSA’s resources for alcohol and substance abuse issues.
Opioid Treatment Program Directory
View opioid treatment programs by State.
COVID-19 And the Holidays
- CDC Recommendations: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings
- Tips for Reducing Loneliness in Elders for the Holidays
- PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Overcoming Holiday Stress
- Additional resources can be found on ACI’s COVID-19 Support and Resources Page
Considering COVID-19 adds a whole new dimension of stress and uncertainty for the holidays, it may help to talk it out with a mental health provider through your EAP provided by ACI Specialty Benefits. Reach out to ACI for personalized assistance at 800.932.0034, firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the myACI Benefits mobile app.