The outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be a stressful time for individuals and communities. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried. It’s important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.

The resources below provide information about assistance available for individuals including who to talk to if you are in crisis or need someone to talk to about behavioral health services, links to apply for food and cash aid benefits, and  information about distribution of economic payments directly to individuals by the federal government.

Federal tax relief 
Distribution of economic impact payments directly to individuals begins in April.  Visit the IRS for more information.  
Who to talk to

Assistance with food, cash aid and other benefit programs

Behavioral Health Support 
  • If you are in crisis, please call the SLO Hotline at (800) 783-0607. 
  • You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or text HELLO to 741-741
  • Visit County Behavioral Health Services for information on services they provide.
  • For more information, visit ReadySLO.  

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