Resources for Dealing with Stress and COVID-19
The current public health situation is naturally stressful for everyone, especially those who have already had to deal with significant stressful situations. Some things that are normal to experience right now include: difficulty sleeping, worrying a lot, feeling hopeless or sad, irritability, feeling lonely, remembering past events, and experiencing physical aches or pains related to stress (e.g., stomach aches or headaches). Below are great resources that we recommend because we know many people have found them useful during this time. These resources were specifically selected for being available in Spanish. When possible, English versions are provided to support the well-being of English speaking providers and the sharing of resources by English-speaking providers with Spanish-speaking individuals. Try a resource out to experience the benefits yourself!
In addition to the resources below, well-being resources specifically for volunteers and medical providers are located here. Visit our general resources page for a directory of other types of free services for migrants and refugees in Tijuana. Click here for our growing list of well-being resources in Creole. If you need to talk with a medical provider from our organization for migrants in Tijuana, you can send a message on Whatsapp to +52-1-664-115-7709 and you will receive a response within 24 hours.
If you feel these things most days of the week, call or send a Whatsapp message to +52 55 4164 8444. You will receive a reply within 24 hours. If you need help faster, call 075 to speak to a mental health staff (or 911, if no one answers).
Tijuana Crisis Line for Help Now:
Call 075 to talk with a person trained in helping during psychological emergencies.
You can also call 911 (or +52-800-911-2000), especially if you need the help of the police.
These crisis services are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year.