Anxiety and depression are not uncommon however, the current COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those conditions. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, a third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression, amid the pandemic. People are feeling increasingly lonely as well. We are now physically isolated from the world and several aspects of our lives have changed. We no longer can participate in normal activities as freely as we used to (such as eating at restaurants and going to work where some of us typically spend a decent amount of our time). Feelings of hopelessness and anxiety are not unusual at this time. Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) is here to remind you that you are not alone.
Are you feeling like you need to talk with someone about issues regarding the pandemic or would like to simply share your thoughts with someone? RPSV offers 15 free telehealth virtual support groups via the Zoom.us platform. The support groups begin Monday through Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. and cover a variety of topics including meditation, music therapy, and traveling the globe virtually. The sessions are available to anyone who can benefit. Our sessions are carefully designed to uplift you. The full schedule can be found in the Virtual offerings section of our website: https://rpsva.org/rpsv-virtual-offerings
We also offer free support through our Warm Line which adults can call to hear a friendly voice, to be connected to helpful services, or to discuss the issues that are causing distress. The Warm Line is available Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. You can reach the line at (703) 817-6124.
Additionally, in July, three of our five five drop-in Recovery Centers have reopened. Learn more at rpsva.org.
RPSV understands the negative impact of this pandemic and would like to remind you that help is just a call or a click away! RPSV Cares!