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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Access accurate, reliable, and up to date information:

Stony Brook Medicine: https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/patientcare/coronavirus

                                           https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/covid19support/basic_needs

                                           https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/covid19support/children_families

                                           https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/covid19support/depression_grief

Stony Brook University: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/coronavirus/

New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Governor Cuomo's Office: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news

 

Update 4/29/2020 - 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 www.nyccovidcare.org/request.  Follow the Network at https://www.facebook.com/NYCCOVIDCare/ for updates or @nyccovidcare on Instagram + Twitter. Reach out to nyccovidcare@gmail.com 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: www.nyccovidcare.org/request

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 helpline@mhaw.org. 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 info@nami.org 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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html?fbclid=IwAR1on8MRlJqu09qa2qXGZzDX9bl5JACRKvvYI2YXUQe0ivpDOAEbdtOeMIo

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/responders.asp

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

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf

SAMHSA - Talking With Children: TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS DURING INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4886.pdf

Tips for Responders
https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4873.pdf

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

https://afsp.org/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.

PROVIDER RESOURCES

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

VOLUNTEER

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyG8_akMhHM

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

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/19-mh-8109-5-things-stress_142898.pdf

NPR - 5 tips to regain your calm

ttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/03/811656226/pandemic-panic-these-5-tips-can-help-you-regain-your-calm