Click HERE for the El Paso Coronavirus Community Resources Guide.
As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak continues, Emergence Health Network (EHN) and its staff continue to assist our community with their mental health needs while taking precautionary steps to ensure our clients and employees are protected from the Coronavirus.
As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority, EHN operations are being conducted remotely through Telehealth services. Some clinic locations are also open on abbreviated schedules or are temporarily closed. If you would like to contact our clinics directly, scroll down to the Stay Up To Date section of this page for information.
PLEASE NOTE: EHN Crisis Services will not be disrupted. If you are experiencing a crisis and need to speak to a mental health professional immediately, call our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 915-779-1800.
In addition, Emergence Health Network and the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), along with the City of El Paso and other local organizations, want to make sure our community has every resource needed to help during these uncertain times.
If you are feeling unsafe in your home, having a difficult time coping with the challenging emotions associated with this pandemic, or need other types of assistance there is help available. You can call 2-1-1 for local information or click HERE for the complete El Paso Coronavirus Community Resources Guide and 24-hour Crisis Hotline numbers.
Emergence Health Network, together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Health and Human Services launches a free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline.
The goal of the Crisis Counseling Program and Texas Recovering Together Initiative is to connect El Paso residents and those in the Midland/Odessa region with our EHN mental health professionals who can provide support to individuals feeling overwhelmed and stressed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it’s having on our daily lives. It’s not uncommon to experience concerns and feelings of anxiety, depression, and even anger during these uncertain times. The support hotline is a valuable resource that can provide easy access to services. It’s free and confidential.
Through the FEMA Crisis Counseling Program and Texas Recovering Together initiative, EHN will operate the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline for residents in the El Paso and the Midland/Odessa area. EHN’s counselors are trained in trauma-informed support and can recognize a person’s emotional health can be affected by disasters, such as the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, help is just a phone call away.
To call the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline and speak to an EHN Crisis Counselor call 915-779-1800.
When you are exposed to a public health incident or the idea of a potential public health incident, you should know how these events can affect your personal health and mental health well-being.
Often it can cause stress and anxiety. To learn how to recognize these signs and manage that stress click HERE then click on the image to view to full report. If you need help immediately and want to talk to a mental health professional, call our EHN Crisis Hotline anytime, day or night at 915-779-1800.
Through this unprecedented time, EHN also wants to stay connected to our residents who are doing their part to protect each other through social distancing.
EHN will be using Facebook Live to share valuable information pertaining to the emotional aspect of this virus. Each weekday morning at 10 am, El Pasoans can go to Emergence Health Network’s Facebook page and join the live conversation. Visit EHN Facebook page HERE
If you would like more information on the Coronavirus and up-to-date information on cases reported in Texas click HERE
You can also get additional information on how to protect yourself and your family by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website HERE
As El Paso City leaders announce the Stay Home, Work Safe order lifted effective Friday, May 1, 2020 efforts to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the city’s vulnerable population remains a top priority.
As Texas and those of us here in El Paso transition to re-open our city, Emergence Health Network (EHN) wants to remind our residents that social distancing is important now more than ever. As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority, EHN is the lead agency when helping our residents with their mental health needs, but when dealing with the threat of COVID-19 EHN also wants to do its part and encourage safe practices to protect one and other.
Together with family and friends of our EHN employees, Emergence Health Network created a video targeting young adults, with a message from young adults. “We wanted to reach out to this generation because millennial’s are at the age when they are social by nature. It’s a friendly reminder that together we can do this,” said Kristi Daugherty, Emergence Health Network Chief Executive Officer.