How Has the COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency
Affected ECPG?

Adjusting to the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities and social distancing can be stressful. We are all working to reduce the spread of the virus and as a result making sacrifices to ensure the safety of ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

The changes can have a huge impact on our mental health. Navigating these changes can be challenging and leave us feeling isolated. We want to reassure you– you are not alone.

ECPG and other organizations are maintaining our 24-hour helplines and providing teleconferencing options to provide immediate support if you, or a family member, need to reach out to someone.

This page will be updated to communicate any changes to our programs and services as well as provide additional resources. Please check back often or contact us at 360-352-6133.

HELPLINES

❖ Washington 24/7 Problem Gambling Helpline – 1-800-547-6133

There has been no change to the availability of our Washington State Helpline.

Our helpline is ready 24/7 — CALL, TEXT, or CHAT if you or a member of your family needs to speak about problem gaming or gambling.

❖ National Problem Gambling Helpline (outside of Washington) – 1-800-522-4700

❖ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

For more information visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

❖ SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: call 1-800-985-5990

Text: Text TalkWithUs to 66746

For Deaf/Hard of Hearing: use your preferred relay service or TTY – 1-800-846-8517

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Visit this link for additional information: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

RECOVERY RESOURCES

❖ Gamblers Anonymous Teleconference Meetings

Important Gamblers Anonymous Update: if your meeting has been canceled due to the current health emergency, there are daily telephone conference call meetings available. These meetings are designated as approved Gamblers Anonymous meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue for a 2-week period, but may be extended additional weeks, if required. We will be maintaining the Gamblers Anonymous page with details as they become available: https://www.evergreencpg.org/treatment/gagam-anon-meetings/

❖ CCAR All Recovery Meetings

In this time of social distancing, we want to keep those in the recovery community connected…albeit virtually through Zoom. https://ccar.us/zoom/

COUNSELOR RESOURCES

Here are a few telebehavioral Health trainings and resources:

WA HCA Zoom Licenses

https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/prior-authorization-claims-and-billing/request-zoom-license-connect

WA HCA Distributes Phones for Access to Apple Health Services

https://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/apple-health-medicaid/hca-distributes-thousands-phones-assist-washingtonians-access-apple

Person Centered Tech 

Free Practice Resources to Enable Quick Telehealth Adoption During COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures: https://personcenteredtech.com/

SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Training

https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/operations-administration/telebehavioral-health

Telemental Health Training

https://telementalhealthtraining.com/

CHANGES TO EVENTS/TRAININGS

POSTPONED: Focus on the Future conference and the NW Recovery Symposium

Both events have been postponed for later this year. We are working with our partners to secure new dates. We will be maintaining the Focus on the Future/NW Recovery Symposium Page with details as they become available: https://www.evergreencpg.org/training/training-continuing-education/workshop-conferences/focus-on-the-future/

❖ CANCELED: NW Recovery Coach Trainings

The April 10-13 and May 6-7 trainings have been canceled and we will evaluate future trainings based on conditions. We will be maintaining the NWRCT page as details become available: https://www.evergreencpg.org/recovery-coach-training/