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NY Project Hope assists New Yorkers with the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide the Emotional Support Helpline that is staffed by trained counselors who are available every day from 8 AM to 10 PM. In addition, their website offers useful online information on coping with the challenges of COVID-19.

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Resouces for dealing with the financial  impact of Covid19

Stony Brook Employee Assistance Program


Stony Brook University Center for Entrepreneurial Finance 



8/17/2020 The NYS Office of Mental  Health is providing a first-in-the-nation program to help New Yorkers affected by the pandemic. 

 The program, called Coping Circles, consists of free six-week support group sessions, facilitated by volunteer licensed mental health professionals, that are available to all New Yorkers ages 18 and up.

 Most Circles are open to the general public but if there is demand, Specialized Circles will be available for healthcare workers and first responders, survivors of COVID-19 infections, those who have experienced job loss due to COVID-19, and those who have experienced loss of a loved one to COVID-19. New Yorkers interested in participating in a Coping Circle can learn more here


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 Office of the NYS Comptroller - Covid-19 Fiancial Survival Toolkit

Update 4/15/2020 - Newsday Resources to help you navigate life during coronavirus.  

4/2/2020 - Lond Island Cares opens free food distribution Center in Glenn Cove. No appointment is required. Six other distribution centers remain open by appointment. Check website above for locations and times.

Free Emotional Support: 

The NYC COVID Worker Care Network is a self-organizing mutual aid network of more than 1000 mental health workers, spiritual care providers, and community builders supporting essential workers during this evolving crisis. We facilitate individual support encounters, support groups, stress-reduction training, and grief rituals via Zoom or telephone encounters. Any essential worker in New York is eligible to receive support - sign-up through our website at  Follow the Network at for updates or @nyccovidcare on Instagram + Twitter. Reach out to with any questions. #nyccovidcare #helpingthehelpe 

  • What supports are available? We facilitate individual support encounters, support groups, stress-reduction trainings, and grief and loss rituals. All individual support meetings happen on Zoom or by telephone. Groups and rituals will be posted on the website as made available. 
  • Who can access care? Any essential worker during the fight against COVID-19 in New York City is eligible to receive support from the network. This includes healthcare professionals, first responders, emergency personnel, childcare providers, delivery drivers, construction workers, and many more - if you are unsure if you qualify, please consult this website for a complete list. If you still have questions about whether you are eligible, please apply, and we will do our best to help. 
  • How can I access care? Individual workers will be able to access support by signing up through our website:

NYS Office of Mental Heath 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.  

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) : 631-471-7242 ext. 2, is open for calls Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm or via email at Emails can be sent 24/7 and will be responded to the same day or next day. MHAW plans to expand those hours into the evening and weekend in the coming weeks. Additional COVID-19-related resources can be found on the Mental Health Helpline web page.

In addition to the Mental Health Helpline, MHAW has expanded the hours for its Peer Support Line and online Peer Support Groups. These services are staffed by trained and experienced Certified Peer Specialists who have their own lived experience with emotional distress. This telephone and online support will maximize access to those served and help to minimize the potential negative effects of social isolation during this challenging time.

Optum Free Emotional Support Line 24/7 for Covid Anxiety: 866-342-6892 

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).  The NAMI Helpline is updated to operate remotely so callers can continue to access mental health support and resources. Please don’t hesitate to call 800-950-NAMI (6264) or email if you or someone you know needs support and guidance in this moment.


For information on coping with the emotional impact of the coronavirus

CDC Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) - Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:


Tips for Responders

AFSP: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

NYS Office of Mental Health: Resources to Manage Anxiety during Infectious Disease Outbreaks:

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many New Yorkers feeling anxious and stressed.

Learn more about:

  • Managing anxiety in difficult times
  • Coronavirus-related guidance for healthcare providers
  • How you can volunteer to help 

Tips for Mental Wellness (Español | বাংলা | 中文 | Р УС С К И Й | Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어를)
How to cope with COVID related stress and anxiety

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
People often experience anxiety, fear, and helplessness during an emergency. Know the signs and get help.


Guidance on COVID-19
Interim guidance for behavioral health providers licensed by OMH, including Telemental Health Guidance


Get Involved
Are you a qualified health, mental health or related professional? Consider volunteering to support the State’s COVID response.

YouTube video: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety from Coronavirus

Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation (March 16, 2020 - NYS OMH) 
National Institute of Mental Health:

NIMH- Stress Tips Handout

NPR - 5 tips to regain your calm