NYCEM Mental Health Resources
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) shared resources to support mental health for health care workers:
- NYC Well can be reached by calling 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or texting “WELL” to 65173
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (CDC)
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA)
Free On-Demand Behavioral Health Coaching for Frontline Health Care Workers
Ginger.io, a behavioral health app, will offer US-based health systems the option to provide their frontline healthcare workers with free, on-demand behavioral health coaching through the end of June 2020. Eligible health care workers will be able to chat in real-time with a trained behavioral health coach, any time of day or night. The Ginger app is available on both iOS and Android. Health systems interested in offering this free benefit to their frontline workers should contact Ginger.
Schwartz Center Supporting Health Care
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care has developed a resources page to help health care professionals cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Center offers a weekly series of Compassion in Action webinars about various aspects of the COVID-19 experience.
NYC COVID Care Network
NYC COVID Care Network is a mutual aid network comprised of volunteer therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, life coaches, grief counselors, spiritual care providers, and crisis line workers that serves all essential workers, their families, and any uninsured individuals in the New York City Metro area. Available support includes individual support encounters, support groups, stress-reduction trainings, and grief and loss rituals.