June 7th, 2022

These past few weeks, there have been a number of traumatic events, leaving us all to deal with emotions, grief, and pain. We wanted to inform everyone about a few additional supports available to help people deal with grief and emotional trauma resulting from the Buffalo tragedy and other recent traumatic events. Below are a few culturally relevant resources to help people navigate feelings and identify healthy ways to cope:

– MHEP-RISE Center (Mental Health Empowerment Project) is a direct resource for virtual groups as well as 24 hour peer support (1-800-643-7462).

– Recovery Options Made Easy (ROME) offers warmline support recoveryoptionsny.org/peer-support/. For more information call \
(716-532-5508). To access their warmline from 4PM -11PM call 844-749-3848.

– Mental Health Peer Connection (MHPC offers monthly online support groups and other peer-run supports. Please visit wnyil.org/Mental-Health-PEER-Connection for more information.

Additional trauma/crisis/grief resources for New Yorkers can be accessed here: omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/emergency-mental-health-resources.html.

Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314 or visit nyprojecthope.org

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