Mental Health | Representative Joseph Morelle

Mental Health

24/7 Crisis Text Line

Text 741741

Disaster Distress Hotline

1-800-985-5990

Deaf/HoH Text Line

Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Texto en español

Text "Hablanos" to 66746

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CDC Resources

County Resources

Medical Professionals

Many Americans are experiencing an incredible amount of stress and not just for one specific reason. Now more than ever, we need to ensure our collective mental health and mental well-being are taken care of.

It is OK if you feel overwhelmed right now and it is OK to reach for help.

Please, if you are experiencing a crisis, call or text the numbers here.


Mental Health Resources from the CDC

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and  the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
  • Children and teens
  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

For more information from the CDC on managing stress and your mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit their webpage here.

Mental Health Resources from Monroe County

Our Monroe County Office of Mental Health has resources available for you, too. 

2-1-1 to get in touch with someone about mental health services in the county

(585) 275-5151  to access the county's mobile crisis unit.

Please visit the Monroe County Crisis Management web page for more information on services locally.


Medical Professionals

New York State is seeking assistance from mental health professionals to aid in the COVID-19 response. If you are able to help out, please click here to get involved.