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COVID-19 and Mental Health
The COVID-19 outbreak can be a source of anxiety and other mental health challenges. The following resources can support mental health practitioners, faculty, and students alike during this period.
Thank you to Erica Weissman, J.D, Psy.D., Director of Student Mental Health Services, Touro-NY for her support in compiling these support links.
A Message about COVID-19 and Mental Health from Professor Klapper
Resources for Mental Health Support
NYS Office of Mental Health COVID-19 Resources
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.
The American Psychological Association provides information for how to cope emotionally during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The information is relevant for psychology practitioners, healthcare workers, parents and caregivers, the elderly and the general public.
CDC Managing Anxiety and Stress
The CDC provides information about how to cope with anxiety and stress during the current COVID-19 outbreak for parents, health care responders, and those recently released from quarantine.
NASW: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The National Association of Social Workers provides important information for social workers on how to continue practicing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Information on self care, supporting clients and members of special populations, providing telehealth and ethical consideration during the current pandemic are covered.
Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
This free guide to managing worry and anxiety during the coronavirus, written by two clinical psychologists, is available in several languages
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
This fact sheet from SAMHSA explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.
NYS OMH Guidance for Managing Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Outbreak
This guide, put together by the New York State Office of Mental Health, includes tips tailored to specific populations
Other Mental Health Resources
Care in Uncertain Times Syllabus
As we collectively deal with the implications of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and a global pandemic, questions of care and self-care have become ever more important. These books, issues, and articles investigate different ways that care can bind together individuals and communities where larger institutions or governments fail to intervene. They show how radical care is essential to enduring precarity and to laying the groundwork for new futures. All content is free to read online through June 30, 2020.
McGill's McLennan-Redpath Library Self-Isolation Care Package
From the site: "Our staff helped put together a few of our favourite things, some you will find in the McGill Library catalogue and others might just be our go-to podcasts, recipes, or Netflix binge recommendations. Whatever it is, we hope that you find the same enjoyment in these things as we have."
Exercise as Care
Exercise is a healthy and effective way to boost your mood during a stressful time. These resources include workouts and ways to get moving inside.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Relaxation Audio Tracks - Montefiore
Quiet your mind and body by listening to our relaxation audio tracks. Each piece is especially designed to soothe and relieve stress. Best of all, our tracks are available in English, Spanish and Arabic.
Enjoy a moment of relaxation also by calling Montefiore’s Relaxation Hotline at 718-920-CALM (2256). The hotline is available 24 hours a day, offering a choice of gentle music and guided relaxation tracks in English and Spanish.
Headspace COVID-19 Resources
Free guided meditations and movements
Resilience in Challenging Times
Free resources to inspire compassion and kindness to get you through difficult times
Ten Percent Happier LIVE
A live guided meditation and a virtual break from social distancing. Free. Every weekday at 3p Eastern.
Guided Meditations (UCLA Health)
Free guided meditations available online and through the UCLA Mindful app
Free meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music
Therapy Assistance Online Exercises
A variety of free exercises for mindfulness and meditation
App with premium access during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Free, but some personal information is required