Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are shifting to remote learning environments, faculty are conducting classes remotely while caring for themselves and their families, and many are welcoming home young adults, partners, and other family members working remotely – or not working at all – due to nationwide efforts to #FlattenTheCurve.
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Guide for Navigating the Not-so-Obvious Impacts of COVID-19
While stay-at-home mandates insulate us from outside conditions, we mustn’t forget that they also prevent the outside from seeing the conditions within the home. As we make efforts to protect our loved ones, we simultaneously increase our exposure to lesser-seen dangers that are intensified by added time behind closed doors: domestic violence, depression, suicide and food insecurity. BeforeWeBegin aims to serve those impacted by the “hidden issues” of COVID-19: those not covered by the media or discussed among neighbors in passing.
Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised.
Anyone facing abuse of any kind can call this hotline at: 1-800-799-7233.
If you’re unable to speak safely, text LOVEIS to 22522.
Get Help 24/7: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that survivors can get help. Many people are staying at home in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Those experiencing intimate partner violence or child sexual abuse are at particular risk. If you need to talk, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available at 800.656.HOPE. Services are free, confidential, and 24/7 for sexual abuse survivors or loved ones.
Resources and Support for Those Coping with Abuse
For those who experience interpersonal violence, home itself may be an unsafe location. During this time, it’s essential that all of us reach out to those in our lives who live under these circumstances. Each Mind Matters stands with those who may be facing heightened dangerous and unsafe circumstances during this time. If you or a loved one are currently experiencing or have experienced abuse, know you are not alone. Help is available to you.