Information & Community Resources

Information And Community Resources


Nassau County Resources

Nassau County Official Page for COVID-19 Updates
All official Nassau County updates can be found on this website. You can also call the Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline at 516-227-9570

Nassau County Behavioral Health Helpline
This service can link you to the Nassau County Mobile Crisis team of the referral talk line at 516-227-8255. The page also has other resources and phone numbers you can call if you need assistance.

Town of North Hempstead Official Page for COVID-19 Updates
If you live in the Town of North Hempstead, visit this page for regular updates from Supervisor Bosworth

Town of Hempstead Updates

Resources for Immediate Response

OMH COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline 844-863-9314
The 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.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. You can reach them by calling 877-565-8860.

Provider Resources

OMH Provider Resources and Guidance Document

COVID-19 Resources for Behavioral Health Providers (MCTAC & CTAC)
This page provides guidance, trainings and updates on Telehealth (plus other resources). They update frequently so be sure to check it often.

Mental Health Information

Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation
Information provided by the New York State Office of Mental Health

Families and the Coronavirus
Helpful information from UCSF Department of Psychiatry on how to talk with children about COVID-19 and developmentally appropriate ideas for how to keep them feeling good during these unpredictable times.

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak
This site of resources for coping and emotional health has been developed for the benefit of all facets of the community.

Living With Mental Illness During COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing For Your Wellness
This webpage provides information and wellness tips for individuals living with mental health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Managing Stress and Anxiety related to COVID-19

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreak Response
These fact sheets provide information and recommendations for healthcare personnel, families, leaders, and businesses to address the psychological and behavioral health impacts of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions on Mental Health, Mental Illness, and COVID-19
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a document to help guide individuals that have specific questions about their mental health situations.

Resources for Rape, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The Safe Center LI
The Safe Center LI is maintaining emergency service responses at the Bethpage Office (Hotline and Child Advocacy Center) and Safe Home services during this time. In case of emergency call the Hotline at 516-542-0404.

LI Against Domestic Violence
A free, confidential resourcefor survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault and their loved ones.631-666-8833

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.



Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.