March 31, 2020
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HHSC launches statewide COVID-19 mental health support line
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at (833) 986-1919.
Operated by the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, the support line offers trauma-informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge to people who call the hotline.
For general health-related information and precautions on COVID-19, visit the DSHS webpage and the CDC webpage. To stay up-to-date on the latest news impacting HHS services and regulated providers, visit the HHS COVID-19 webpage. For more information on mental health resources, find your local mental health authority here.
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New cases of COVID-19 reported in Dallas County
As of 10:00 am March 31, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 82 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 631. The 12th and 13th deaths from COVID-19 are being reported, including of a man in his 50’s who was as resident of the city of Rowlett, and a man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. Both persons had other high-risk chronic health conditions. There are 26 COVID-19 cases associated with long-term care facilities, including 2 deaths, that have been reported within the past week. The numbers of intensive care unit hospitalizations from COVID-19 from this past week have exceeded the peek week of ICU hospitalizations from influenza this past 2019-2020 season in Dallas County.
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