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 


  • Go to the emergency room (with caution)

YAI Free Workshops

YAI's Free Workshops 
Talleres gratuitos de YAI
YAI offers free workshops every month. These workshops are open to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, caregivers, and professionals. Visit the workshop pages to register and learn more. 

May 6, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Self-Direction 101

May 12, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Navigating the System

May 26, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Navigating the System

June 3, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strengthening Social Independence

To ensure the safety of the people we support, our staff, and you, all trainings are being offered online at this time. Registrants will be provided access details before the event.
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YAI ofrece talleres gratuitos todos los meses. Estos talleres están abiertos a personas con discapacidad intelectual y del desarrollo, familias, cuidadores y profesionales. Visite las página de los talleres para registrarse y obtener más información.

Para garantizar la seguridad de las personas a las que apoyamos, a usted y a nuestro personal, todos nuestros talleres se ofrecen en línea en este momento. Las personas inscritas recibirán los detalles de acceso antes del evento.
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