Resources to Help You with COVID19
We are thankful that many different service providers are reaching out to help our communities. Following are various resources we thought could be helpful -we will update this list as often as we can.
NYS Mental Health Hotline Is
NEW: Click to visit the labor department website for information on unemployment and the corona virus.
NEW: Click to visit the Social Security website for information on your benefits and the corona virus.
Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
For Families and Children
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping After a Disaster – A Ready Wrigley activity book for children age 3-10
Taken from NAMI Helpline Coronavirus Planning
7 Cups: www.7cups.com
Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.
TheTribe Wellness Community: www.support.therapytribe.com
Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.
For Like Minds: www.forlikeminds.com
Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.
18percent: www.18percent.org. Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.
Manage your information flow about COVID-19
Getting regular, factual information is important. However, continuously scrolling through social media or constantly refreshing the news is likely to lead to increased anxiety. Pick a few trusted news outlets – such as the state and local health authorities and no more than once a day for updates.
Below are additional Resources:
Helping someone in distress-OMH infographic
Cornell on COVID-19 and Social Insurance and Benefit Programs
Nutritionally Speaking April 2020