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    Mental Health Resources

    Resources for Personal Recovery
    PsychHub - A team of the nation’s most credible mental health organizations collaborated on a free resource hub to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Headspace -  The State is partnering with the company Headspace to provide New Yorkers with free meditation and mindfulness resources. We can't underestimate the impact this public health crisis has on mental health. New Yorkers can access a collection of free guided meditations, along with at-home mindfulness exercises and additional resources to help address rising stress and anxiety.

    Resources for Stressed Families
    The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy has compiled a body of informative links, phone numbers, and text numbers to connect families to resources that may be helpful during this stressful and challenging time. This is a living and changing list of resources and will be updated regularly.

    Webinars
    Self-Care for DSPs in a Crisis - The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created an important webinar targeted to help direct support professionals understand their value and offer them some practical ideas to use for their own self-care during this crisis. Visit NADSP's website for more webinars like this one.

    Emotional Support Hotline Flyer

    DIY Coping Tools to Reduce Stress - Mental Health Association of NYS (MHANYS)
    Mindful Nature Hunt
    Creating a Wellness Board
    Mindful Stones
    Creating a Calming Space

    Grief & Loss Resources

    Hope and Honor After a Loss: Remembering and Readjusting After a Loss (16 min video) - Presented by: Cristina Perera, Clinical Specialist, The Center for Family Support // Contact email: [email protected]

    The Boggs Center developed the following resources that may prove helpful as you strive to compassionately support people in your life who are experiencing loss and processing grief. 

    Responding to Grief Reactions of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Ritualizing Grief with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Resources: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Grief, Death, & Dying

    Helping People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Process Grief