Welcome to our virtual office! This website has been created as a resource for students, families and professionals. We hope you find it informative and cheerful. If there is anything you would like to see us add, please let us know. This will be an ever evolving page and new content will be added often. Have a beautiful day!
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra oficina virtual! Ésta página web ha sido creado como recurso para estudiantes, familias y profesionales. Esperemos que lo considera informativo y también alegre. Si hay algo que quiere añadir, favor de informarnos. Ésta página se cambiará continuamente y contenido nuevo se añadirá a menudo. ¡Esperemos que tenga un día lindo!
The New York State Office of Mental Health today announced a series of ‘Back to School 2021’ videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
OMH Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan said, “This has been an extremely trying year for the students of New York and for their parents. Some students haven’t been in the classroom for 18 months. Others have had to juggle hybrid learning. It’s been a period of extreme sacrifice and now, as we prepare to enter the 2021-22 school year, we want parents and students to know that we are here to support you and your mental health.”
The videos are targeted to parents and caregivers as well students with topics that include:
the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children and adolescents,
ways to support yourself and others,
how to get help when you need it,
age-specific information on promoting mental wellness in children- from birth to young adulthood.
an overview of the Crisis Text Line, a national, text-based crisis counselor service.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information.
CityMD Urgent Care in Long Beach offers Covid-19 Testing