The COVID-19 outbreak has led to heightened anxiety for residents. In addition to devoting time to your physical health, individuals should be taking care of their mental and emotional well-being. To that end, please find some useful guides below:
New York State Mental Health Hotline:
A mental health hotline is now available to New Yorkers who need it. We can’t underestimate the impact this pandemic is having on mental health. Over 6,000 mental health professionals have volunteered their time to help with New York’s Coronavirus response. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
National Alliance on Mental Illnesses’ website is an excellent source for programming and videos that address emotional well-being. https://namiqn.org
New Horizon Counseling Center:
New Horizon Counseling Center is a Valley Stream based tele-health service. Individuals may contact New Horizon Counseling Center for guidance, support, and recovery from the safety of your home. For available services please call (516) 569-6600 or visit http://www.newhorizoncounseling.com.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many New Yorkers feeling anxious and stressed.
Seeking Qualified Health, Mental Health, and Related Professionals
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MORE RESOURCES FROM NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
OMH Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314 *The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.
Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
People often experience anxiety, fear, and helplessness during an emergency. Know the signs and get help.
You can visit their website for more information at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html