Preserving Mental Health and Relieving Anxiety Amid the Covid-19 Crisis

The New York Association of Black Psychologists (NYABPsi) stands in solidarity with our community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We know these times are challenging. As we all deal with the emotional and psychological impact, we remember that we are much stronger together than we are in isolation. We also remember that culturally, we heal in community and that we have a legacy of resilience. In these times, may we draw closer in the ways we can, to support each other virtually and in spirit. To that end, NYABPsi has compiled a COVID-19 Resource List to support our community in managing the impact of COVID-19. Please feel free to circulate and if you have other suggested resources, contact us at [email protected].
We affirm that we will get through this, together! In the spirit of Kujichagulia (self-determination), may we continue to learn from our history and what our ancestors taught us about thriving in the face of adversity.

General Mental Health and Psychological Support

ABPsi and CHN Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: This resource discusses individual and community trauma, and offers tools for practicing self, family, can community care. 

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak – This resource summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support considerations for coping.

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety – This website offers a wide range of resources for managing anxiety and maintaining mental health.

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus – Tips for managing anxiety, putting news reports in perspective, and keeping a positive outlook-

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety – Podcast episode with psychologist Baruch Fischhoff, PhD, explaining how we cope with new risks, how to calm our anxiety, and the psychological effects of being quarantined.

New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline – For FREE emotional support, consultation, and referral to a provider: 1-844-863-9314

The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line Partnership – Text STEVE to 741741 (utilizes counselors of color) 

Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
We encourage you to reach out to us with any general questions or concerns you have, or for information about additional resources and support.