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