The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we live, work, and interact with our fellow Minnesotans. Many of us are experiencing new sources of stress and anxiety as children remain home from school and businesses shift to telework or reduced hours. This is an unprecedented time for all of us. If you are feeling alone, depressed, or just in need of someone to talk to, my office has compiled several resources to help you and your loved ones navigate this difficult time.

Important Contacts:

  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (651) 201-3920
  • Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Free Crisis Text Line: text “MN” to 741741


Mental Health Resources:

  • See a toolkit of COVID-19 specific mental health FAQs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • Those struggling with addiction and substance abuse can access remote support:
  • Access free and confidential online chat service focused on suicide prevention on IMAlive.org.
  • Many Minnesota mental health providers are offering telehealth services. Learn more from Minnesota Mental Health Clinics.
  • Parents of children with mental health issues can reference this list of county-specific children’s crisis mental health hotlines.

My staff and I are on call and stand ready to assist you and your family. If you have questions or need additional resources, please do not hesitate to contact the staff in my Otsego District Office at (763) 241-6848 or visit my website at Emmer.House.Gov.

Stay safe.

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Tom Emmer
Member of Congress

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