Assessing my Own Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is not unusual that anxiety increases when stress increases. Most stress comes from fear of the unknown and things we have no control over; no wonder anxiety is one the rise. As you are able, it is helpful to turn toward that worry and fear. As Mr. Rogers said, “If you can mention it, you can manage it.”

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Stress and Coping – Covid-10

National Alliance on Mental Health: Covid-19 Information and Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: emotional Wellbeing During the Covid-10 Outbreak

What is grief?

Many of us are experiencing real grief and not even realizing what this is.

New York City Health Department: Grief and Loss During the Covid-10 Outbreak

American Psychological Association: Grief and Covid-19: Mourning our bygone lives


Harvard Business Review: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

CNN Health: Grief and Fear after Covid-10 death: Managing Double Trauma


National Association for the Education of Young Children – Coping with Covid-19

New York State Office of Mental Health

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: obtaining emergency assistance for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in response to COVID-19.

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

How to Deal with Anxiety

In a Crisis:

If you need immediate medical assistance, please dial 911.

New York State Office of Mental Health Crisis Counselors
Call 1-800-273- TALK or text GOT5 to 741741. • Are you struggling in the midst of COVID-19? Crisis counselors are still just a phone call or text away.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) • If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)/ 1-800-487-4889 (TDD) • Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Utilize the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.

New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906

Crisis Text Line: Text "Got5" to 741-741