Coronavirus Resources for Albany County

Information for upstate New York Residents

New York On Pause

Capital District Therapy is Following NY on Pause offices are currently closed. Telephone & online video sessions are available. Below I have provided some useful resources and links for Update New York residents.

News & Coronavirus updates

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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NY Office of Mental Health

The NY Office of Mental Health is a brilliant resource of information. The information below was found from OMH’s website & I provide links to each resource.

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OMH Emotional Support Line

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.

Telephone Number: 1-844-863-9314

Crisis Text Line

An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

Telephone Number: Text GOT5 to 741741

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SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Telephone Number: 1-800-985-5990

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Domestic Violence

Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Telephone Number: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

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National Life Line Suicide Prevention

If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

Telephone Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation

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How Families Can Help Children Cope w/ Fear & Anxiety

Whether tragic events touch your family personally or are brought into your home via newspapers and television, you can help children cope with the anxiety that violence, death, and disasters can cause.

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After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents & Teachers

Natural disasters such as tornados, or man-made tragedies such as bombings, can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure.

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