The COVID-19 pandemic has left many New Yorkers feeling anxious and stressed. If you are feeling anxiety, fear, and/or helplessness and need help, reach out to one of these resources:
NY Project Hope
NY Project Hope provides free emotional support and public education for NYS residents in response to COVID-19. Project Hope offers:
- Emotional Support Helpline at 1-844-863-9314, any day between 8am-10pm. (Staffed by trained crisis counselors.)
- Local Crisis Counseling Providers available in several NYS counties
- Online Wellness Groups
- Supportive Resources including digital educational materials.
- Public Education: contact Cheryl.Gerstler@omh.ny.gov to learn about virtual presentations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Discover mental health resources for healthcare professionals. Find a mental health professional by calling 800-950-NAMI or contact their Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The CDC has provided a list of resources for healthcare personnel for coping with stress.
The American Dental Association is offering many resources for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers coping skills to manage stress burnout.