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Virtual Events

Reflections on Mental Health & Writing

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New Yorkers are experiencing losses both big and small during the COVID-19 crisis. Literature – particularly books on mental health – can provide escape, comfort and help. “Reflections on Mental Health & Writing” is a panel discussion with authors who have written about mental health and mental illness, presented by Spaces to Thrive, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC and The New York Public Library.

The panel features Bassey Ikpi (author of I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying), Mira T. Lee (author of Everything Here Is Beautiful), Kenneth Paul Rosenberg (author of Bedlam and director of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS-aired documentary Bedlam), Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project) and Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Director of Selection at BookOps at the New York Public Library. The panel is moderated by Susan Herman, Director of the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC. 


Innovations in Mental Healthcare Access during COVID-19

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Many New Yorkers are feeling anxious and sad right now, and as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the need for mental health support will only intensify. How can insurance providers promote mental health? How are they changing practices in response to the coronavirus outbreak?

“Innovations in Mental Healthcare Access during COVID-19″ is a conversation with leading insurance providers and public health experts about how they are reaching and serving New Yorkers in new ways.

The panel features Dr. Michael McRae, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene); Mario Schlosser, CEO of Oscar; Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth; and Marjorie A. Cadogan, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Citywide Insurance Access (HRA). The panel is moderated by Susan Herman, Director of the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC.

COVID-19 Mental Health Guide for Employers

Thrive in Your Workplace’s COVID-19 Mental Health Guide is designed to help all employers promote employee mental health during and following the coronavirus outbreak.

Download the toolkit here

 


Helpers in Plain Sight: A Guide to Implementing Mental Health Task Sharing in Community-Based Organizations

This guide is intended to help CBOs and licensed mental health providers (MHPs) act on opportunities to improve mental health in their communities. The guide describes the process of setting up a task sharing arrangement between CBOs and MHPs, so they can work together to lower barriers to effective mental health care.

Download the toolkit here


Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders

Faith and community leaders can use this Toolkit to understand mental health needs, how to access mental health resources, and concrete actions to take immediately and year-round to support yourselves and your communities. Developed with the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), this Toolkit offers information on how mental health challenges may manifest in faith communities during and following a disaster, and ThriveNYC provides information on free mental health resources available to help.

Download the toolkit here

 

ThriveNYC COVID-19 Mental Health Services for Young People 

This printable guide contains COVID-19 mental health services for youth from New York City agencies and partners.

Download the guide here


COVID-19 Guide to Mental Health Resources for Children, Teens & Young Adults

This guide includes COVID-19 mental health information and services for youth and their parents and caregivers from an array of nonprofit organizations and City agencies.

Download the guide here

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Resource Guide: Teens and Abuse During the Coronavirus Crisis

We know that not everyone’s home is safe. Teens can explore this guide for some suggestions for what to do if you are in a home with someone who is causing you harm or if you are experiencing abuse online.

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COVID-19 Guide to Mental Health Resources for Justice-Involved People

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.

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Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders

 Download the Toolkit here

Faith and community leaders can use this Toolkit to understand mental health needs, how to access mental health resources, and concrete actions to take immediately and year-round to support yourselves and your communities.

This toolkit was developed as a conversation between faith leaders, including the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), and the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC. Throughout, NYDIS offers information on how mental health challenges may manifest in faith communities during and following a disaster, and ThriveNYC provides information on free mental health resources available to help.

 


Webinars on the role of faith communities in promoting mental health following a disaster

Join us for virtual conversations that will bring together leaders from diverse faith traditions to discuss the lessons in the Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders, including strategies & resources to help faith leaders better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the mental health of your faith community. A partnership between the Interfaith Center of New York, New York Disaster Interfaith Services, and the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC, these free webinars will also offer faith leaders an opportunity to support and learn from one another. Learn more and register here: nydisnet.eventbrite.com.

June 16, 2020

Pandemic Grief & Clergy Self-Care Toolkit and Panel Discussion
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include an overview of the Toolkit and a moderated panel discussion on how trauma impacts grief and the unique importance of self-care during periods of grief.
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June 17, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit Webinar for Christian Leaders
11:00am EST

This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Christian faith tradition.
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June 23, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for Buddhist & Hindu Leaders
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Buddhist and Hindu faith traditions.
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June 24, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit Webinar for Jewish Leaders
10:00am EST

This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Jewish faith tradition.
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June 25, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for African Diaspora Leaders
11:00am EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from African Diaspora faith traditions.
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June 30, 2020

Pandemic Grief & Trauma Toolkit & Panel Discussion
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include an overview of the Toolkit and a moderated panel discussion on how trauma impacts grief and the unique importance of self-care during periods of grief.
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July 2, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for Muslim Leaders
2:00pm EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Muslim faith tradition.
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