**For 24-7, free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314. a mental health hotline for New Yorkers set up to help with NY’s COVID-19 response**
UPDATE: We hosted the first in a series of Facebook Live events with Alex Capo, LMHC on March 26, that you can find and watch on Facebook here, discussing fear and anxiety in families. Alex is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families. He is currently the Executive Director of the The Charlton School.
We will post our next Facebook Live event addressing mental health issues on our Facebook page-
We’ve heard from a lot of you about the fear and anxiety the COVID-19 outbreak is causing and want to stress that you are not alone. From caregivers and parents, to people living alone, young & old, everyone is feeling it. Here are some tips and resources for managing anxiety and helping your well-being from the NY State Department of Mental Health.
FROM THE COUNTY:
IN THE NEWS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is working to set up a network in which people can speak to mental health professionals about the emotional toll of the COVID-19 crisis.