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Despite national tension, 2-1-1 Big Bend reminds community they're here to help

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 18:18:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — 2-1-1 Big Bend wants to remind people though things may be tough, and you could be struggling right now, they're here to help.

The crisis hotline has seen an increase in calls since the coronavirus pandemic started.

Now, with the current climate of police brutality protests and national tensions, they want to make sure people know they have a place to turn if their mental health begins to suffer.

Development and Communications director, Christopher Turner, encourages people to not be afraid to reach out.

"Just continue to keep going and continue to care for your mental health," said Turner. "It's okay to take a step back and limit the amount of media you consume and don't feel bad if you need to take care of yourself."

You can call the helpline at 211 for free crisis counseling 24-hours a day. Just dial 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333 or text your zip code to 898211.