This guide includes mental health resources and
information that can help people with justice
involvement, people with loved ones who are
or were recently incarcerated, and caregivers of
children with incarcerated parents find mental
health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Ready New York workbook will help New Yorkers, especially those with disabilities and access and functional needs, create an emergency plan. It guides users through establishing a support network, capturing vital health information, evacuation planning and gathering emergency supplies.
Many New Yorkers are feeling stressed, anxious, and sad right now. Mental health support – whether that means staying connected to your loved ones, downloading a helpful app, or having a video session with a counselor – can help.
Nearly 40% of adults in the U.S. reported feeling lonely some or all of the time. Loneliness and social isolation can have a range of negative effects, including worsening symptoms of symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, there were already profound mental health inequities in New York City. Communities of color experienced a higher incidence of
mental health needs yet were less likely to be connected to care. Five ways in which the pandemic is exacerbating these inequities.