Feeling anxiety amid a global pandemic is normal and natural for everyone. As adults, it’s critical that we take care of our own mental and physical health, and that will help us to better support our young people. The following resources offer guidance for self-care as well as strategies for talking about COVID-19 honestly and effectively with young people.
The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world has led to the spread of fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, individuals should be taking care of their psychological well-being.
This guide includes tips for the following populations:
• For Everyone
• Individuals Receiving Mental Health Services
• For Parents, Including Parents of Children with Pre-Existing Anxiety Disorders
• For Caregivers of Older Adults
• For Mental Health Providers
OMH has also created the New York State Emotional Support Line staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help you. Call 1-844-863-9314.