COVID-19 Resources

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NYC Mental Health FREE Hotline: 1-844-863-9314
 
Text COVID to 692 692 to receive updates
 
Activities for Children and Families
Virtual Tours
 
Free Resources
 
 

Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety:

 
Tips on Emotional Wellbeing  
This is a critical time to prioritize your self care and broader wellness.  Anything you can do to manage stress and strengthen your immune system is of utmost importance. Here are some recommendations from Harlem Chi on what you can do to navigate the crisis:
  • Manage Your Fear-- Extensive research has proven that psychological stressors directly impact the resilience of our immune system.  Thus the manner in which we respond to fear around the risks of COVID-19 can directly impact how best we maintain our wellness.  It is critical that we seek a balance in how we educate ourselves, proactively seek preventative measures, and soothe our nervous system consistently to try to keep the panic at bay. 
  • Improve Your Sleep -- Research has also proven how important deep, restorative sleep is to strengthening our immune system.  In fact, the quality of our sleep is perhaps the one area, in addition to proper nutrition, where we can have the most impact on our health resilience.  Thus it is important to strive to keep a consistent sleep schedule and practice the best sleep hygiene.
  • Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated-- Nutritionally dense whole foods with a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds is the best way to support your body at all times. Drinking water to stay hydrated is also essential.
  • Stop smoking & vaping -- Lung health is of utmost importance.  One of the major risk factors with the coronavirus is impaired lung function. If you smoke or vape, this is a great time to look at your options for quitting or at least reducing your use.
  • Stay Active -- Doing what you can to maintain a regular exercise routine is an essential part of any healthy regimen. Especially as the weather improves, do your best to get outside and keep moving.
  • Make Time for Relaxation -- Particularly in a time of high communal stress it is important to make time for relaxation.  In addition, improving or engaging in contemplative practices with renewed focus and increased frequency can only be beneficial.