Methodist Health System Launches Emotional Support Line for Those Dealing With Stress of COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic affects nearly everyone – and all facets of life –  the need for mental and emotional support is becoming more apparent.

Recognizing that need in the community, Methodist Health System has launched the Methodist Emotional Support Line. The free, confidential service can be accessed by dialing (402) 815-8255 (TALK) and is available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The support line is staffed by licensed professional counselors from the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. The counselors can assist callers who may be experiencing feelings such as:

  •          Fear
  •         Anxiety
  •         Depression
  •          Sadness
Counselors can help callers by answering questions, addressing concerns, scheduling counseling appointments for additional care and providing referrals to community resources.

Safe2Help, 531-299-SAFE (7233), is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students struggling with depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying or anything else can call the hotline at any time and speak to a trained counselor. Students, parents, and community members can also use the Safe Schools Hotline to report unsafe behavior. Safe2Help is a partnership with Boys Town National Hotline. For more information, including how to reach a counselor through email, chat or text, go 

Student and Family Needs Checklist
Millard Public Schools Free and Reduced Lunch Application

40 Developmental Assets
This is the 40 Developmental Assets website provided by the Search Institute.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Parents can access information about drugs and alcohol; get tips on how to talk to their teen about drug and alcohol use; find guidance on what to do if a teen is using drugs or alcohol; access the Parent Tool Kit.

Boys Town Parenting
Access parenting guides and tips for children of all ages.  Ask experts questions via email 24/7.

Nebraska 2-1-1
This website offers an accurate and comprehensive database parents can use to find health and human services to meet specific needs.  Parents can also dial 2-1-1 for assistance in locating services.

Community Resources

Millard Safe School Hotline(888) 809-4754
Nebraska Family Helpline(888) 866-8660
Anonymous Tip Line for Underage Drinking(800) MUST-B-21
Boys Town(800) 448-3000
Children's Behavioral Health(402) 955-3900
Methodist Hospital Community Counseling(402) 354-6891
Parents Toll-Free Drug/Alcohol Use Hotline(855) DRUGFREE