Youth Voices Matter: Support for teens by teens

Join Carlee as she talks about overcoming some of the challenges we are facing with social distancing


Online Meetings  Join Lori and the rest of the team for meetings throughout the week. Look on our Facebook and Instagram pages for times/dates

#YVMTuesdayTalks & #TuesdaysWithCarlee

Emotional Helpline

Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 epidemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1- New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a new free mental health hotline on Wednesday.

The hotline is already live, and is staffed by 6,000 mental health professionals, all volunteers.


National Disaster Distress Helpline is 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. Offers 24/7 emotional support and if you have any medical concerns, you can speak to a trusted healthcare provider. 

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) began a "Virtual High Five" Initiative to inspire young people to "Stop The Spread" Post your pics and use the hashtag #VirtualHighFive   

The OASAS HOPEline  provides free and confidential support, guidance and referral for those impacted by substance use.

24/7 HOPEline: Call 1-877-8-HOPENY | Text 467369.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 

NY State OMH (Office of Mental Health) Emotional Support Line 1-844-863-9314 The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. 


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Office of Mental Health Launches Digital Campaign to Promote COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

More than 14,000 New Yorkers, Overwhelmed by Pandemic, Have Called Since March 25

Albany, NY - The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) today announced a series of digital public service announcements to raise awareness of the agency’s Emotional Support Helpline (1-844-863-9314). The Helpline was implemented at the direction of Governor Cuomo to assist New Yorkers who are overwhelmed by the anxiety and loss caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Headspace. This special NY collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises are here to support you through stressful and challenging times. Helping you — and your fellow New Yorkers — stay strong and be kind to yourselves, with a New York state of mind.

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