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heart shape filled with the names of those killed at the hand of racism and police brutality

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES 

The resources below are not meant to exclude others but to address, educate and aid in the coping of injustices brought upon blacks. 
"Injustic anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr. 

Ways to Aid in Healing:

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Teaching Resources:

"If you want to change the world, start with yourself."
Mahatma Gandhi
Social reformer, independent movement leader 


BIPOC RESOURCES 

From guest speaker Dr. Karinn Glover's presentation (2021)
"Self-care for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color) Health Professional and How Allies Can Help"

Online Resources:

Additional References:

From guest speaker Dr. Karinn Glover's presentation (2020)
"Push Through: Affirming your humanity when facing discrimination"

Online Resources

Apps


*UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19*

Following the preventative actions put in place by Administration, a few temporary changes have been implemented for the Department of Student Mental Health and Wellness:

Wellness Classes:

Wellness classes are available on demand throughout the summer. Please click here to watch the recorded yoga & meditation sessions. Live classes have resumed this Fall, 2021. 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Department of Student Mental Health and Wellness has prepared an extensive list of resources related to the ongoing pandemic. Ranging from informative articles to fun things to do, we encourage you to utilize these resources in a way that works best for you:

WELLNESS RESOURCES

Apps:

  • Calm app
    • During this time, Calm has made the following Mental and Emotional Wellness Tools available for free on their Mental and Emotional Wellness Tools page
    • Tools include Soothing Meditations, Sleep Meditations, Sleep Stories, Calm Music, Calm Body, Calm Masterclass, Calm Kids, Mindfulness Resources, and Practices to Find Ease.

 Podcast:

FREE Interactive Mindfulness Workshops:

  • Virtual Hammer Museum Drop-In Meditation (FREE!)
  • Free Online Mindfulness Course: Find Calm & Nourish Resilience
    • 30 lessons on mindfulness to calm anxious thoughts, strengthen emotional resilience, and cultivate compassion and connection
    • Online, self-paced program
    • Register here
  • Ten Percent Happier LIVE
    • Live guided meditation + a break from social distancing 
    • Every weekday at 3pm EST
  • Lunchtime Meditation at the White Plains Library

Free Workout/Exercise Tools:

Meditation / Resilience Resources:

 

FUN WAYS TO TAKE A BREAK

Museum Tours:

Stream a Broadway Show:

Keep watch on a zoo or aquarium:

  • The Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams on their pandas, lions, and elephants.
  • Farm Tour: Immerse yourself in Canadian farm tours! Pigs, cows, apples, eggs, and more.
  • Georgia Aquarium: See Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more live!
  • Houston Zoo: Webcams focused on giraffes, gorillas, elephants and more.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Watch live feedings, view the sea otters, and more.
  • San Diego Zoo: Watch videos and take part in activities and games.
  • Zoo Atlanta: Watch the pandas live in their enclosure.

Live DJ/Houseparty Music:

Enjoy Other Free Services:

WAYS TO STAY SOCIALLY CONNECTED

  • Netflix Party
    • Chat with your friends while watching the same movie at the same time!
  • Houseparty
    • Have a group video chat with friends!
  • Online Support Group – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
  • Reach out to others 
    • This period of social distancing can seem isolating and lonesome at times. Luckily, we already live in a virtual world. Reach out to friends and family.  
  • 4 ways to help with social distancing:
    • Regular google hangout happy-hours over “quarantinis” 
    • Google hangout yoga sessions with fellow yogi’s
    • FaceTime for coffee breaks 
    • FaceTime just to see faces you need to see on a regular basis, “hello Mom & Dad!”
  • Free Ways You Can Better Yourself As You Social Distance - CNN
  • 5 Games to Play on Video Chat During Quarantine - The New York Times

 

ARTICLES
Disclosure: We encourage you to stay informed, however, please know your limits. Over-consumption of information is detrimental to our mental health.

COVID-19 Specific info:

 Mental health, stress, & anxiety related to COVID-19:

 

PHONE NUMBERS

  • Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) Information, Support and Referral line
    • CALL: (914) 995-1900 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • TEXT: (914) 461-7281 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Question Hotline
  • New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
    • CALL: 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling

 

The Shrink Space
New York Medical College is excited to partner with The Shrink Space, an online service that allows students to search and contact Therapists based on their own priorities (location, specialty, gender, etc.) Please click the PDF for instructions on how to access the NYMC Shrink Space community:

NYMC Student Flyer_Teletherapy

The Shrink Space has also composed a list of Low-Fee Therapy Options by State. Please click here to access the list.

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Interactive Screening Program (ISP) 
Life can be stressful at times. Whatever you’re struggling with – academic pressures, relationship issues, grief, stress or financial concerns – it is easy to get overwhelmed without an idea of where to turn for support. Please know that you are not alone and that support is available. All students are invited to complete this brief anonymous questionnaire to get confidential feedback and support from campus counselor. The counselor provides information and support for connecting to available mental health services.

Here is the link to the NYMC Department of Student Mental Health and Wellness's ISP Platform: https://nymc.caresforyou.org/welcome.cfm 

last updated 12/22/20

 


GENERAL RESOURCES

Assistance for the Impaired Medical Student (AIMS)

Anxiety and Panic

Bereavement, Grief & Loss

BIPOC

Burnout

Building Resilience

Depression

Eating Disorders

Finances

  • Findhelp.org
    • Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hunger

 
  • Feeding Westchester 
    • There is a Feeding Westchester location 1 mile from the NYMC campus: 200 Clearbrook Rd. Elmsford, NY 10523

Learning Disorders | Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) | Dyslexia

LQBTQ

  • Gay and Lesbian National Help Center
    • 888.THE.GLNH; 888.843.4564
    • GLBT peer-counseling, information and referrals.
    • Monday through Friday, 4pm to midnight; Saturday from Noon to 5pm

Meditation Resources

Mental Health

Mindfulness

Relationship Issues/Conflict

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Women's Shelters - offering shelter to victims of domestic violence: 

 Sleep

Stress

Substance Use and Abuse

Suicide Prevention

Whole Body Health and Nutrition

Locate a Provider

The Shrink Space
New York Medical College is excited to partner with The Shrink Space, an online service that allows students to search and contact Therapists based on their own priorities (location, specialty, gender, etc.) Please click the PDF for instructions on how to access the NYMC Shrink Space community:

 

The Shrink Space has also composed a list of Low-Fee Therapy Options by State. Please click here to access the list.

The word stress pinned to a bulletin board 

Interactive Screening Program (ISP) 
Life can be stressful at times. Whatever you’re struggling with – academic pressures, relationship issues, grief, stress or financial concerns – it is easy to get overwhelmed without an idea of where to turn for support. Please know that you are not alone and that support is available. All students are invited to complete this brief anonymous questionnaire to get confidential feedback and support from campus counselor. The counselor provides information and support for connecting to available mental health services.

Here is the link to the NYMC Department of Student Mental Health and Wellness's ISP Platform: https://nymc.caresforyou.org/welcome.cfm