DCDEE Memo: Mental Health Support Available for Child Care Teachers & Staff

From: NC DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education <dcdee.communications@dhhs.nc.gov>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 5:23 PM
Subject: May 1, 2020 -- Mental Health Support Available for Child Care Teachers & Staff
Dear Providers, 
I know you, your teachers and your staff are under an intense amount of stress as you participate in North Carolina's COVID-19 response from the front lines--bravely supporting and nurturing children and their families. 
Recognizing the impact that stress, anxiety, and trauma can have in our lives, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Psychological Foundation have launched a helpline to connect front line workers to licensed mental health professionals.  
The Hope4Healers Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 
(919) 226-2002.  All calls will be confidential. 
To share information about the Helpline, please print and distribute the flyer to your teachers and staff.  For convenience, the flyer is available in two different designs--English Flyer 1English Flyer 2Spanish Flyer 1, and Spanish Flyer 2.
In addition to child care professionals and their families, Hope4Healers is available to health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders and other staff who work in health care settings and their families who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of NC's COVID-19 response. 
Please share this resource with your teachers and staff, and thank you for your continued support of our state and its families.  
Kristi Snuggs

Interim Director


NC DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education, 2201 Mail Service Center, 333 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2201