Accessing Mental Health Services During Isolation

COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) is a global mental health crisis that we must all get through together. Now more than ever NYC students, staff, and families may need additional support or continued support. Here are some resources to help support your mental health as our lives continue to be disrupted, changed, and strained: 

If you have a therapist or psychiatrist

  • Ask them about telemental health – many clinics and therapists are able to provide phone or video services on a temporary basis
  • Stay current with medication – ask your doctor how you can continue to fill prescriptions 

If you do not have a therapist

If you are having a mental health crisis

  • Call NYC Well to talk to a counselor
  • Children’s Mobile Crisis remains open – contact through NYC Well
  • Message the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 Text “Got5”
  • Call The Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQIA supports at 1-866-488-7386 

If you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm or suicide

  • Call 9-1-1 

or

  • Go to the emergency room (with caution)