COVID-19 Closure Resources
Periods of uncertainty can be difficult for everyone. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email with any questions or concerns regarding your students.
FREE Mental Health Counseling Hotline for NYS: 1-844-863-9314
New: Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation-link below
Here are some links to help parents talk to their children about COVID-19:
-From the National Association of School Psychologists:
-From PBS Kids:
-Tips for Caregivers From the National Association of School Psychologists:
-Addressing Grief From the National Association of School Psychologists:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)/ 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
• Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Utilize the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
Mindful Meditation can help students and adults with the anxiety they may be feeling. This is a practice I use frequently with my counseling students to help clear their minds and lessen anxiety.
For students to practice their mindful meditation at home via Youtube here are a few of my favorite 10 minute guided meditations:
Younger students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU&feature=youtu.be
Older students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZToicYcHIOU&feature=youtu.be
Older students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs_Au2Aj9Kw&feature=youtu.be
For a list of therapists and psychologists/psychiatrists, please see the Counselors in our Area page