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What steps are being taken to give psychological support to individual that feel depressed with COVID-19?
  • Navajo Health Command Operations Center Mental Health Helpline at (928) 810-7357.
  • The Navajo Nation Crisis Response Teams can be activated through the following Police Dispatch:
    Crownpoint Police Department (505) 786-2050/2051
    Dilkon Police Department (928) 657-8075
    Window Rock Police Department (928) 871-6111/6112
    Gallup Metro Police Department 911 or (505) 722-2231
    Shiprock Police Department (505) 368-1350/1351

  • The Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services will continue maintain minimal operation to adhere to Navajo Nation Executive No. 001-20, if you need assistance contact your local DBMHS Clinical Leads:
    Chinle DBMHS Miranda Blatchford (928) 551-0247
    Dilkon DBMHS Janell Dickson (928) 551-0624
    Fort Defiance DBMHS Miranda Blatchford (928) 551-0247
    Kaibeto DBMHS Janell Dickson (928) 551-0624
    Kayenta DBMHS Miranda Blatchford (928) 551-0247
    Newlands DBMHS Miranda Blatchford (928) 551-0247
    Red Mesa DBMHS Michelle Brandser (928) 551-03977
    Tuba City DBMHS Janell Dickson (928) 551-0624
    Regional Behavioral Health Authority Vera John (928) 551-0566
    Crownpoint DBMHS Beau Morgan (928) 797-3413
    Gallup DBMHS Vera John (928) 551-0566
    Shiprock - Navajo Behavioral Health Center Dr. Sidney Brown, PsyD. (928) 551-0508

  • The CDC recommends the following to support yourself or family members
    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
    • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
    • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
    • Connect with others via phone call, facetime, or social media. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling
  • If you are experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or your local or regional crisis line:
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255
    Veterans Crisis Line 1 (800) 273-8255, Press 1
    Chat on
    Text “Hello” to 838255
    Crisis Text Line Text “Hello” to 741741
    The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Crisis Line (The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Crisis Line 1 (866) 488-7386
    Text “Trevor” to 1(202) 304-1200
    Teen Line Text “Teen” to 839863
    Northern Arizona Crisis Line Text “Hello” to 741741
    Crisis Text Line 1 (877) 756-4090
    Arizona Teen Lifeline –Statewide 1 (800) 248-8336
    Text “Hello” to (602) 248-8336
    New Mexico – Agua Crisis Center 505) 277-3013
    1 (866) 435-7166 (toll-free)
    Utah San Juan County Crisis Support (435) 979-1588
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