EAP Useful Links and Information
In addition to the links listed below, you can find many valuable links on various topics of interest to state employees by going to New York State Self-Help Resources.
COVID-19 Support, Emotional, and Wellness Information
New Yorkers across the state can access a specially curated collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep and kids' content to help address rising stress and anxiety. The collection will also feature Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, who will share special video messages with the people of New York to help offer guidance, support and solidarity.
- COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
The OMH Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.
- Printable Guide for Managing Stress During A Crisis
- Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
People often experience anxiety, fear, and helplessness during an emergency. Know the signs and get help.
- Tips for Mental Wellness
How to cope with stress and anxiety
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General Mental Health
- American Psychological Association (APA)--The APA web site offers much useful information in their Consumer Help Center, including sections on Psychology at Work as well as Family Relationships.
- National Institute of Mental Health--This government resource provides public education materials on depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues.
- Tree of Hope Rochester NY
Grief, Bereavement, and Loss
- Police Survivors--Includes information and resources for survivors of police tragedies.
- HelpGuide.org - Coping with Grief and Loss
- Coping with Grief: A Printable Guide
- Helping Others through Grief: Printable Infographic
Depression and Suicide
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 is the three-digit number that connects people to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The service is for anyone who is suicidal, experiencing a mental health or substance-use related crisis, and/or experiencing any kind of emotional distress.
- Dealing With Depression-- Information more specific to depression, including treatment options.
- Dr. David Burns' Feeling Good Site--Dr. Burns is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, and he has created a web site based on his popular self-help book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. His page includes an "Ask the Guru" section where Dr. Burns himself provides answers to questions raised by people who have visited the site.
- American Association of Suicidology-- This is an organization with the goal of understanding and preventing suicide; their site includes guidelines for someone in crisis, information on referrals, and listings of hotline numbers by state.
- Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education (SA\VE)--This informative site includes a question and answer section, a list of warning sides of suicide, book lists, and guidelines for coping with a suicide.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation --Provides extensive information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, including a self-test, a review of treatment options, and education about available medications.
- The Healing Connection -- Rochester, NY based Eating Disorder treatment center
- APA Eating Disorders--The site provides general information about eating disorders as well as specific tips for friends and family and a review of warning signs of eating disorders.
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders--On this site, you'll find suggestions on how to confront someone with an eating disorder, guidelines for accessing insurance for treatment, and lists of eating disorder hotline numbers.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- SAMSHA offers a variety of services and hotlines to assist with mental health and substance abuse.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism--Provides answers to frequently asked questions about alcohol use, offers free publications, contains links to related resources, etc.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence--Provides facts on alcohol use, educational information, free materials, information on prevention, referrals to local affiliates, etc.
- Alcoholics Anonymous--Home page for this national self-help group based on a 12-step program.
- Al-Anon and Alateen--These self-help groups are also based on the 12-step program but are designed for family and friends of alcoholics, including a specialized group for teens.
- Find A Substance Abuse Professional - SAPlist is a nationwide directory of Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs).
- US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-- Publications, webcasts, videos, and information on alcohol awareness and prevention.
Just For Fun
- Color Me Hopeful: Shades of Expression
- Many additional links as well as other relevant information can be found on the SUNY Geneseo Student Health and Counseling web site.