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During these uncertain times,  if you need someone to talk to about your mental health, please call or text the MHMR ICARE Call Center,  817-335-3022. We have trained mental health professionals available 24/7 who

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can assist you. Your mental health is important to us, and we are here to help. 

If you need other community resources, call 2-1-1. 


To MHMR patients and families:

My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County takes the health and wellness of the people we serve, staff and community seriously. We are aware of the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the possibility of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) becoming a global pandemic. For updates regarding COVID-19, we encourage families to visit Tarrant County Public Health website.

We remain in regular contact with Tarrant County Public Health and follow the advice and recommendations from relevant local, state and federal health authorities regarding necessary precautions and protocols, including when to open or close or reduce services.

Telehealth:

We are pleased to be able to offer telehealth to many of our patients during this time. Having a visit by telephone or video conference will allow you to continue to access MHMR services.

Additional Screening and Cleaning:

For the safety of our patients and staff, we will be screening all people entering MHMR facilities and calling all patients/families before home visits. MHMR also has taken steps to continue to mitigate risk by implementing cleaning procedures and communication to our employees and people that we serve.

As health officials continue to learn about this newly emerging virus, they are recommending that everyone take the same steps to protect against COVID-19 as are taken to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, please stay home until you are fever-free for 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, or use a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. 

As the situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to monitor and provide additional guidance when available through the CDC, Department of State Health Services or Tarrant County Public Health. Thank you for your supportive partnership as we work to ensure the safety of the people we serve and staff. 

Grace White MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Chief Nursing Officer

Additional resources

Tarrant County: Coronavirus FAQs

Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

CDC Facts About COVID-19

Tarrant County Info For Renters

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities:  COVID 19 Resources

Resources for families with small children, visit Help Me Grow North Texas

Texas Health and Human Services

Tips for managing stress

While there is understandable concern and widespread news coverage of coronavirus, there also has been a great deal of rumors and misinformation. It’s important to remember that the current risk of getting coronavirus in the United States is low.

The World Health Organization has created a myth-busters site, while the CDC has a “Know the Facts” site to combat rumors about the virus and its transmission.