Health and Wellness Resources

Worry Wise Kids

Support for parents of children with anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Health Insurance and Mental Health Services

Information on health insurance and how to receive coverage for support.

Mindfulness exercises with Cookie Monster

Toddlers can practice mindfulness with Cookie Monster through wellness lessons in partnership with Headspace.

Coping Resources during COVID-19

A workbook to help kids cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic (a collaboration between Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic)

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute offers clinical and supportive resources for children exhibiting behavior difficulties, anxiety, and issues with mood including daily video, articles, Facebook live chats (10 AM and 4:30 PM). They also have specific resources regarding ADHD, autism, grief, discipline, and mindfulness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Groups

NAMI support groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.

Coping with Grief Tips

Tips on coping with loss and helping those who are grieving.

Crisis Text LineText GOT5 to 741741.

An anonymous texting service available 24/7 for mental health guidance and counseling.

Thrive NYC

Thrive NYC lists mental health resources for New Yorkers while staying at home.

Parenting Tips during the Coronavirus Crisis

HCZ’s Emotional Wellness Team provides tips and support for families navigating parenting through the Coronavirus crisis.

Digital Mental Health Management Apps

NYC Well curates a list of apps to help to manage sleep, depression, anxiety, and recovery.

Fatherly: Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis

Tips to help families adjust to the stress of the Coronavirus crisis

Anxiety Management Apps

Fatherly list of apps to help cope with anxiety and manage emotional distress at this time.

How to Support Teen Mental Health

Information for teenagers and young adults facing increased anxiety or depression during the Coronavirus crisis

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.  

Maneje Estrés y Cómo Sobrellevarlo

Consejos sobre estrés y afrontamiento, con consejos especializados para padres, personal de auxilio y personas que han sido liberadas de la cuarentena.

The Trevor Project

Access information preventing suicide and unique resources for LGBTQ youth.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives. Call 1-800-273-8255  if you or someone you know are considering suicide.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Protective Factors

Protective factors are individual or environmental characteristics, conditions, or behaviors that reduce the effects of stressful life events.  Learn more about how to speak to teens and families about mental health.

Headspace

During this time Headspace, a meditation facilitation app, is offering free sessions under the title “Weathering the Storm” providing a way to relax through guidance and peaceful meditation.

How to Boost Your Immune System

The Wall Street Journal shares health and lifestyle tips on how to maintain an optimally functioning immune system.

Greater Good at Berkeley

Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19, including how to handle anxiety, speaking to teens about isolation, and practicing mindfulness for mental health.

Access Journey Health Content Library

Build awareness, create balance and maintain connection through Journey Health emotional wellness classes.

NYC Well

NYC Well provides connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.

World Health Organization’s Mental Health Considerations

Information from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding mental health awareness during the Coronavirus outbreak.

New York State Coronavirus Mental Health Hotline

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a free network so people can speak to mental health professionals about the emotional toll of the coronavirus crisis. Hotline: 1844 863 9314

For questions on what New York’s State Government is doing regarding COVID-19, call the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline1-800-985-5990

Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

New York State Office of Mental Health

Tips for managing anxiety during an anxiety-provoking time.