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NY Project Hope Offers Free, Confidential Support to Help Navigate the Challenges of COVID-19

NY Project Hope is available to help New Yorkers, including first responders, to manage stress and fatigue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. NY Project Hope is a program of the New York State Office of Mental Health and is funded by FEMA.

COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we live our lives, from daily routines at home to how we do our jobs. For many, work can feel uncertain and overwhelming.

The trained crisis counselors at NY Project Hope understand the changes COVID-19 has made in your life and they know the emotions these challenges create may be strong, and sometimes unfamiliar. From uncertainty to sadness, NY Project Hope helps you cope with your reactions to the changes; providing support so you can work to manage the stress and fatigue.

Maybe you want to learn about reliable community resources that can help you or you just want to talk ... maybe it's both. Whatever it is that you need as you work to navigate your way through these very unusual times, NY Project Hope is here for you during COVID-19. If you decide to call our Emotional Support Helpline, you will reach someone who has been trained to hear what you are saying and give you the kind of support that works best for you during the pandemic... whether it's coping strategies, resources, or a chance to talk.

The call is always confidential, anonymous, and without charge. NY Project Hope's Emotional Support Helpline number is (844) 863-9314. Trained crisis counselors are available every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For coping tips, relaxation exercises, and much more, log onto NY Project Hope's website.

NY Project Hope is a program of the New York State Office of Mental Health and is funded by FEMA.