An infectious illness outbreak such as COVID-19 can be stressful to you, your loved ones and your friends. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. You may also experience other symptoms of distress, such as trouble sleeping.
To reduce your stress and help manage the situation:
NYC Well offers well-being and emotional support. If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, you can contact NYC Well 24/7 to speak with a trained counselor.
You can also call New York State's COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at 844-863-9314 to talk to specially trained volunteer professionals. They will be there to listen, support and offer referrals from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Home is not always a safe haven. You can get resources and services for yourself or to help those experiencing dating, domestic or gender-based violence. For immediate safety planning, shelter or civil legal assistance, or counseling, call NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-4673 (TTY: 866-604-5350). For emergencies, call 911.
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