Pine Grove is providing a free COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety Helpline for Mississippi Residents

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The COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety Helpline number is 1-888-574-HOPE (4673).

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses, is working to help Mississippi’s citizens during this pandemic by providing a free community support line related to COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety. This emotional support line is intended for adults ages 18 years old and older, and the number to call is 1-888-574-HOPE (4673). The support line hours of operation begin statewide on Monday, April 20th, 2020, and the line will be open and ready to accept calls daily from 8:00 AM to midnight, 12:00 AM.

Pine Grove understands the changes in daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic may seem overwhelming at times and mental health support for our state is needed. This support line is staffed by Pine Grove’s caring and qualified professionals, who want to help our fellow Mississippians during this pandemic. Debbie Sanford, Administrator of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services said, “For 36 years Pine Grove has provided the highest quality behavioral health care and addiction treatment for the citizens of Mississippi and beyond. We are proud to be located in Mississippi and we care deeply about helping our state during this unprecedented pandemic. The upheaval in everyone’s daily lives because of COVID-19 is stressful. Mississippi citizens are well-known for their resilience in the face of any challenge; we want to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to continue moving forward.”

This emotional support line is intended to provide stress management tools for people, who are experiencing increased levels of worry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this line is to listen, and provide resources and self-care strategies for our citizens. Pine Grove encourages people to call this support line if they are experiencing any source of stress and anxiety due to life changes regarding the pandemic. We understand that health and safety are of the utmost importance, which is why Pine Grove also expanded its programs in response to the pandemic to include telehealth services for children, adolescents and adults. Outpatient tele-therapy sessions are available and Pine Grove expanded its telehealth services to include its drug treatment Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men and women. All Pine Grove Evaluation Center services are available via telehealth as well. Patients interested in these services may also call 1-888-574-HOPE (4673), and visit

Pine Grove’s world renowned programs treat gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers an Intensive Outpatient substance abuse healing program for adults, and a program specifically for those who are age 55 plus. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual addiction. Inpatient Services including an Adult Psychiatric Unit, along with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Services are other components. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for 36 years.

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