In Stressful Times, Just Ask: Show Me Hope

These are stressful times.  COVID-19 affects everyone: Your neighbors, friends, colleagues, community, children, elder adults, family – even you.

If you need help coping, Swope Health is here for you.  We mean it when we say we’re in this together! We’ll help you learn new coping skills, provide information to keep you and your family safe, and connect you with the resources you need.

Call Swope Health’s Missouri Show Me Hope Crisis Line at 816-321-3613.  The crisis counseling program is confidential and free.

Show Me Hope is a Crisis Counseling Program offered through the Missouri Department of Mental Health with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Additional resources:

Tips for Coping in the Time of COVID-19

Swope Health hosted presentations on “How the Pandemic has Affected our Community” – a virtual discussion with the faith community, and “The History of Vaccination and Inequity Among Communities of Color.”

The discussion featured Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president, Donnelley College; The Rev. Jacqueline McCall, associate pastor, Saint James United Methodist Church; and The Rev. Tony Carter Jr., pastor, Salem Baptist Church.

The discussion of the History of Vaccinations was led by  Jason Glenn, PhD, assistant professor in the department of history and medicine at the University of Kansas.

Help children understand why it’s so important to wear a face mask: