The New York State Office of Mental Health has launched Coping Circles – an initiative providing free six-week support and resilience group therapy sessions for people impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Coping Circles are available to all New Yorkers, ages 18 and older. Coping Circles are also available in different languages.
Sessions for Coping Circles will be held by video or phone and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.
We encourage participation from healthcare workers, first responders, COVID-19 survivors, those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, and those who have experienced COVID-19 related job loss. Specialized Coping Circles for these groups will be created pending demand and availability.
Coping Circles will be available throughout the summer through the end of August 2020. New Yorkers interested in joining Coping a Circles can register at NY.Gov/CopingCircles, a secure and HIPAA-compliant web platform.