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COVID19/Coronavirus

A compilation of resources about the COVID19/Coronavirus pandemic

Help Hotlines and Resources

For general information or questions about COVID-19: ·

New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1.888.364.3065

Health Services: 718.289.5858

Text COVID to 692-692 for regularly updated information via text message.

Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

New Yorkers who would like to be tested must first call the state Department of Health’s Coronavirus hotline, at 1-888-364-3065, to explain their symptoms. If the phone screening finds an individual eligible for testing, the department will call back with an appointment time. You may also visit this site for more information.

COVID-19 stress & anxiety related issues: ·

New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 1.844.863.9314

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.8255

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19 Outbreak: Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak, especially in the face of a virus with which the general public may be unfamiliar. These feelings of distress and anxiety can occur even if you are not at high risk of getting sick. 

ThriveNYC: Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home:While our City stays home to stop the spread of coronavirus, New Yorkers can access a range of mental health services by phone or online. If you or someone you care about needs support, we encourage you to reach out to the programs below. Help is available.

NYC WELL: To reduce your stress and to manage the situation more resiliently, try to remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones and use healthy coping skills. NYC Well’s website offers a number of wellbeing and emotional support applications (apps) that can help you cope. CALL: 1-888-NYC-Well (692-9355) TEXT: “Well” to 65173

Headspace.com: A NY State of Mind: New York State is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to offer free meditation and mindfulness content for all New Yorkers as a mental health resource for residents coping with the unprecedented public health crisis. New Yorkers can access a collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development is continuing to provide services for young people in Runaway and Homeless Youth Residences and Drop-In Centers. If you have questions about programming or service modifications, call DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or 1-646-343-6800 or email DYCDCOVID19@dycd.nyc.gov.

NYC DOE Learn at Home: Students and families can access remote social emotional learning tools for all age groups from the NYC Department of Education.

Center for Workplace Mental Health: Working Remotely During COVID-19: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique major challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. Many are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Our daily living routines are disrupted causing added anxiety, stress and strain physically, mentally, and financially. It is completely natural for this disruption and uncertainty to lead to anxiety and stress. Now more than ever, we all must take care of our mental health and well-being. As we protect ourselves against potential exposure to the Coronavirus, keep in mind that social distancing does not mean social isolation. This resource provides practical tips on taking care of our mental health and well-being.

Mayo Clinic Health System Self Care Tips during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for physical and mental health, as well as self care resources.

Social Distancing

Self Care