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Coronavirus: Are you feeling lonely?

Every quarantine situation is unique. Essential workers continue to get up every morning and head to work. Doctors and nurses are battling new outbreaks across the United States. Meanwhile, some people live alone and are still quarantining alone. Others are at home with their families. And most importantly, U.S. deaths from coronavirus are extending well past 100,000. Unsurprisingly, experts worry about the long-term mental health consequences of this period in history. In the midst of it all, are you feeling lonely? 

If the answer is yes, read on for resources that can help. 

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For immediate help, you can call any of these numbers, per the New York State website

  • Call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • If you experience significant changes in your energy level, eating patterns, or sleeping patterns, difficulty concentrating on normal tasks, prolonged and overwhelming worry and hopelessness, or thoughts of self-injury or suicide, seek immediate help at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Got5 to 741741.

National Alliance on Mental Illness is a another great resource. Text NAMI to 741741 for support. 

Mental Health America has also put together resources based on different types of anxieties and experiences, including LGBTQ+ resources, domestic violence resources, financial support and more. Click here if you'd like additional mental health support during this time. 

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