New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 7 days a week, 8am-10pm for mental health counseling.
Crisis Textline - Text TALK to 741741
Disaster Distress Helpline - Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
The Trevor Helpline 1-866-488-7386|866-4-U-TREVOR www.thetrevorproject.org
Addressing Barriers to Learning | Topics To Consider When Planning Ahead
When schools reopen, the transition-back will be challenging. This newsletter from the UCLA Center for Mental Health In Schools is devoted the following to highlighting essential transition-back supports. (UCLA, 4/14/20)
Below are a few resources listed on the website to help you assist families with extending social and emotional learning at home during this time.
- SEL in Homes and Communities
- Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families
- Boosting Social and Emotional Development In and Out of School
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response
This page contains fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19. No permission is needed to use or adapt these fact sheets for you or your organization. These fact sheets are in the public domain and you may use it freely as it is helpful to you.
Child Mind Institute Resources for Families
Family resources include Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians, remote evaluations and phone consultations, and parenting tips for managing anxiety, discipline, and behavior.
Meditation and Stress Reduction Apps
- Shine: Calm Anxiety & Stress offers a special toolkit for COVID-19 anxiety, with a free app that offers guided relaxation and meditations, daily motivational messages, and an "ask an expert" section
- Headspace is stress, meditation, relaxation, and sleep app, free with NPI provider number
- UCLA Mindful: Meditations for Well-Being app includes recorded mindfulness meditations of varying lengths and a weekly podcast
- The Society for Health Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, offers a wide range of recommended wellness tools, including a sleep app and resources to address trauma
Mental Health Association in NYS (MHANYS)
School Mental Health Resource and Training Center (MHANYS) Provides a website, hotline, webinars and training for school districts. The Center assists schools to establish community partnerships to meet the mental health needs of students and families. They have created a page with coping tools for students and families.
National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With Coronavirus Disease 2019
Provides activities that can be used by children, and resources for families and parents, to help mitigate stress Available in multiple languages.
Taking Care of Family Well-Being (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN)
NYS Office of Addiction and Support Services
Provides resources, guidance, and support for individuals, families, and providers. They expanded access to remote addiction services to keep individuals and communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency.
- Guidance for Managing Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Provides resources on reducing stress for parents, (including parents of children with pre-existing anxiety disorders. (Office of Mental Health, 3/24/20)
Sources of Strength
Provides quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help, and strength. they have created a list of online resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Includes self-care, wellness and more.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Supporting Your Family During Quarantine or Isolation: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY)
Operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH). they offer training and workshops for school personnel including Creating Suicide Safety in Schools, Suicide Safety for Teachers and Staff, and Helping Students at Risk for Suicide. SPCNY also provides consultation to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and state and local agencies Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).
Suicide Prevention Center Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. We will continue to update this list as new resources become available.