COVID-19 Resources & Information
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Our lives have changed drastically from the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation and loneliness were a very real problem for people living with chronic pain before COVID-19, but now, for some people living with chronic pain, the silence is deafening and even debilitating.
It is important to realize that social distancing does not have to mean social isolation, especially with modern technology available to us.
Connecting with our friends and loved ones, whether by tech means or simple phone calls, can help us maintain ties during stressful days ahead and will give us strength to weather this difficult passage. Don't wait for someone to contact you, we encourage you to take the initiative to reach out to others that may be struggling also.
There really is strength in numbers.
Check out the resource page for Zoom video conferencing for instructions to hold a Zoom meeting for free allowing you to also see people while you talk to them.
Need to Talk to Someone?
Are You In A Crisis?
If you are in a crisis or considering harming yourself, we ask you to reach out to one of the following numbers immediately.
Remember part of being strong is acknowledging when to ask for help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY)
or text TALKWITHUS to 66746
Crisis Text Line
to connect with crisis counselors
US & Canada: text 4HOPE to 741 741
UK: text 85258
Ireland: text 086 1800 280
Patient Advocate Foundation
Large collection of resources, FAQs and educational webinars
addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
US Pain Foundation
A easy to understand presentation in collaboration with U.S. Pain Foundation featuring academic researchers: Ed Bilsky, PhD, Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences; and Meghan May, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of New England.
Pain Connection Call-In Support Groups
Join their next call: https://painconnection.org/support-groups/
Pay attention to how you and your family members are feeling and acting.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)