Resources for these times

As we leave 2020 behind and move into the new year, there is much to absorb and sort through.  It is easy to become overwhelmed.  Two of the most significant areas we find ourselves grappling with are COVID vaccinations and dealing with our mental health in the midst of isolation, fear, and confusion.  Below are some links to resources to help you navigate the issues and find help.


To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination through Atrium Health, click here for information: COVID-19 Vaccine | Atrium Health

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination online through Cabarrus Health Alliance, click here for information: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics | Cabarrus Health Alliance, NC – Official Website

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination through Stanly County Health Department, call 980-323-0205 and plan for a lengthy wait.

To add your name to the Cabarrus Health Alliance waitlist (if you can respond to last-minute notifications):

Mental Health

If you or someone you know needs mental health care, you can call the 24/7 Atrium Health’s Behavioral Health Help Line. The Physician and APP Well Being Help Line is 704-444-5877. Both resources are staffed around the clock with licensed professionals.

For both Rowan and Stanly counties:  Daymark Recovery Services’ 24-hour crisis hotline is 866-275-9552.

Specific Crisis Assistance

Stephen Ministers – Are you or someone you know hurting?  Hurtful events come into our lives both expectedly and unexpectedly. Here are some situations that might result in the need for a confidential, caring Stephen Ministry relationship:

  •  Divorce or broken relationships
  • Illness and/or hospitalization
  • Unemployment or work-related stress
  • Facing life’s transitions: relocating, parenthood, empty nesting, or aging
  • Experiencing loneliness: homebound or nursing home
  • Birth/Adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  •  Spiritual Crisis
  •  Death of a loved one
  •  Any life challenge
  • Caring for a family member
  • Pandemic anxiety

For more information about the support you could receive call Barbara Lewis at (704) 796-7100 or Debbie Lewallen at (980) 621-7783.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.  Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker in your area who will help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.