We’ve all had to adjust…

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis, but much of the focus has been on aspects of physical health. Some may not realize that challenges to our emotional stability and mental health have also emerged. This collection of six episodes focusing on common experiences such as fear of getting sick, school and work from home, grief from losing a loved one, social isolation, and the experience of essential workers from fellow New Yorkers just like you. Each episode can be watched separately but we recommend you watch them in order.

So much is different.
The expectations are the same.

An introduction to Alex and his friends as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and all the changes.

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My job is essential,
but so is my health.

Nurse worries about contracting the virus at work and bringing it home to her family.

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Welcome to my home-work-school-living room

Parent juggles 3 kids at home,  job, stress, and drinking.

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I never thought I’d miss school!

Teen misses their friends, school, and life outside of home.

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Going on without you is so difficult

Man grieves for his wife and worries about his finances.

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THIS is my freshman year!?

Student imagines college as it should have been and worries about the future.

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It’s a lot to cope with…

This collection of six short videos describes several common mental health challenges and difficulties that have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, from depression and anxiety, to grief, to struggling with racial inequalities and racial violence. You might feel down or helpless right now, but there is hope, and each video describes resources and ideas to help understand and cope with your emotions.

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This video provides an overview of depression and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and helps to explain why many people may be feeling strong emotions such as loss of motivation or hopelessness right now. There are ways to feel better, and this video gives you some ideas and tips for how to cope with these emotional difficulties.

Grief is the natural emotional response to the loss of anything… from someone you love to your job. This short video provides an overview of grief during COVID-19, including common challenges people face in the grieving process. If you’re struggling with grief, this video offers resources and educational information to help you understand your emotions and let grief find a place in your life.

COVID-19 isn’t just a global pandemic; it has also highlighted racial inequalities in the healthcare system and in our society as a whole. This video describes how people of color are uniquely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. NY Project Hope is committed to helping communities of color through resources, coping strategies, and educational information; some of which are found in this video.

COVID-19 is an ongoing and uncertain public health crisis and it has caused personal crises for many. It’s an upsetting, confusing, and difficult time for many; making us feel like our lives have completely changed. This video highlights why the pandemic has been so uniquely tough and describes several ideas and resources you can do and use that might help you feel better.

COVID-19 has been a traumatic experience for many people in a variety of ways. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, may occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event like the COVID-19 pandemic, or the global pandemic and racial tensions may have worsened PTSD symptoms that were already there. This video introduces common feelings that people with PTSD may experience, as well as coping ideas and resources to feel better.

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for children, youth, and their caregivers, including common stress reactions that children might be showing. This video offers suggestions for how to talk with children about the challenges that come with COVID-19, as well as how take care of both yourself and your family during these hard and unpredictable times.

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