Mental Health Help
Get support for your mental health in a local online support group offered by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Lehigh Valley.
Are you in crisis? If you are in a suicidal crisis or in emotional distress, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 and has online resources. If you are experiencing abuse at home, Turning Point Lehigh Valley offers a helpline 24/7 at 1-610-437-3369.
Crisis text line: Text “PA” to 741-741
Crisis Lines in Each County
Job and Financial Help
If you are unemployed: Here’s information about filing for unemployment benefits. UC Benefits and Information for PA Employees impacted by COVID-19
If you’re looking for a job: Have you lost your job due to COVID-19 related business closures? Employers across the state are in need of hiring thousands of critical roles. View essential businesses’ job opportunities through this resource from Pennsylvania CareerLink. We also have great databases and books for job-seekers. Download our job search guide here.
If you own a business: See the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s webpage dedicated to helping businesses deal with coronavirus concerns at www.pachamber.org/coronavirus. Another great local resource for the Lehigh Valley is The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates
THINGS TO READ, WATCH, AND DO
Find something to read:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help placing a hold on library materials. You can use your library card to read a newspaper via NewsBank, or an ebook using Libby or Hoopla. Find your next great book recommendation on NoveList or Books & Authors, or ask us for a personal recommendation.
Visit our programs page to learn about our book clubs!
Reputable News Sources:
Find something to watch:
If you’re getting bored at home, try out a how-to tutorial video, cooking an international recipe or learning a language with Rosetta Stone, or taking a course through UniversalClass. (Just make sure to add PCL before your library card number to log in to UniversalClass).
We also offer virtual adult programs on many topics!
Try free meditations from Headspace or find wellness and exercise videos through UniversalClass or AccessVideo. Please see mental health resources listed under health. Consider checking out virtual adult programs including yoga and much more.
Do something to help others:
Here are some local organizations that you can help.