"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."
— Maya Angelou
— Maya Angelou
Resources on the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Centers for Disease Control
COVID-19: Symptoms and Testing
COVID-19: WHO Quick Links
COVID-19: WHO Public Advice
New York City Health Department Guidance on Sex and COVID-19
Mental Health Assistance for Patients and Family Members
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 . Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 . Chat with Lifeline
- Crisis Help Line: Call 1-800-233-4357
- Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
- Mental Health Information for Disease Outbreaks via Mental Health America
Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
Acknowledging, recognizing and acting on mental distress in these uncertain times is key to lessening the impact.
The global pandemic and the restrictions that have come with it have led to added stress for everyone, especially those dealing with depression and anxiety.
Talking with friends and family about your mental illness can be difficult; and stigma, unfamiliarity and frequent misunderstanding about mental illness can add to the challenge.
An estimated 78 percent of Americans have a social network profile, up from 48 percent in 2010.
When we feel overwhelmed or unsure how to meet the demands placed on us, we experience stress
Depressed mood, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and feelings of worthlessness and guilt are well-known symptoms of depression.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 percent of children 8 to 15 years old had a diagnosable mental disorder in the past year and half of mental illnesses begin by age 14.
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