Assistance for the Impaired Medical Student (AIMS)
Anxiety and Panic
Bereavement, Grief & Loss
- Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Feeding Westchester
- There is a Feeding Westchester location 1 mile from the NYMC campus: 200 Clearbrook Rd. Elmsford, NY 10523
Learning Disorders | Dyslexia
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Women's Shelters - offering shelter to victims of domestic violence:
Substance Use and Abuse
Whole Body Health and Nutrition
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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
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:
"If you want to change the world, start with yourself."
Social reformer, independent movement leader
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"
From guest speaker Dr. Karinn Glover's presentation (2020)
"Push Through: Affirming your humanity when facing discrimination"
*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 are available on demand throughout the summer. Please click here to watch the recorded yoga & meditation sessions. Live classes have resumed this Fall, 2021.
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:
- 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.
Free Workout/Exercise Tools:
Meditation / Resilience Resources:
FUN WAYS TO TAKE A BREAK
- Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video) – Travel and Leisure
- Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums/galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
- New York’s Metropolitan Opera House will stream a program every night through 3/31. Find the schedule here, then watch here.
- Boston's Children's Museum
- British Museum: Tour the Great Court, the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and more.
- California Academy of Sciences: Watch stingrays, penguins, and more.
- Exploratorium: Virtually explore this renowned museum of art, science, and human perception located in San Francisco, California.
- Guggenheim Museum: Discover works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras.
- The J. Paul Getty Museum: Explore paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more.
- The Louvre: Enjoy a cultural tour of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, nineteenth-century Romanticism paintings, and other exhibits.
- Musée d’Orsay: Discover famous works from French artists.
- The Museu de Arte de São Paulo: Explore Brazil's first modern museum.
- National Gallery of Art: Two online exhibits at this famous American art museum.
- National Museum of Anthropology: Explore ancient Mayan artifacts and more.
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Explore six floors of Contemporary Art from Korea and more.
- Pergamon Museum: Explore ancient artifacts at one of Germany's largest museums.
- Rijksmuseum: Explore masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Explore every exhibit on all three floors.
- Uffizi Gallery: Explore the art collection of the de'Medicis family.
- Van Gogh Museum: Explore Van Gogh's art up close.
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!
- 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
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:
- 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
last updated 10/28/21