COVID-19: Important Phone Number and Resources

COVID-19: Important Phone Number and Resources

  • Local Resources
    • Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services (DSS) Helpline – call 315-798-5439
    • Oneida County Health Department COVID Helpline – call 315-798-5431
    • Health Clinic-Related Questions (including Hepatitis A,TB or Immunizations)- call 315-798-5747
    • Office for the Aging Helpline- call 315-798-5439
    • Childcare Helpline – call 315-223-7850 x2222
    • Court Emergencies Helpline – call 833-503-0447
    • Volunteering Interest – email:ย
    • Rome Connected Community Schools – food pantry or to volunteer/donate call or text 315-533-5723 or 315-982-2520
    • Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – call 315-732-6228
  • State Resources:
    • Novel Coronavirus Hotline โ€“ New York State Department of Health – call 888-364-3065
    • OASAS hotline (for alcohol and substance use assistance):ย  call 1-877-8HOPENY
  • National Hotlines:
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline โ€“ call 800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Crisis Text Line โ€“ text NAMI to 741-741
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline โ€“ call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline โ€“ call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline โ€“ call 800-985-5990
    • NAMI Helpline โ€“ call 800-950-NAMI (6264)
    • The Trevor Project – call 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 (national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth)
    • SAMHSA hotline to find alcohol and substance abuse treatment:ย  1800-662-4357
    • 24/7 helpline for first responders 1-888-731-3473
  • Local Mental Health Clinic Information:ย 


COVID-19: Activities and Tips for De-stressing

Feeling Stressed?

  • Acknowledge the stress, know that any anxiety and fear is normal. Take this time to talk to others about your feelings whether it be on the phone, Facetime, or Skype.
  • When you notice that your stress is high, a simple technique is to take some deep breaths. It can be very helpful to practice deep breathing. It can be practiced anywhere, at any time.
  • Take a break from the news.


Coping Resources:


Free/Discounted Workouts from Home:

  • Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety:
    • โ€œRegular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety.โ€ โ€“ Mary & Rick NurrieStearnsย 
  • Peloton– offering 90-days free on its app. This app includes floor workouts, yoga, and meditation classes.
  • The Daily Burn– offering a 30-day free trial period. This is designed to make you feel like you are in a class while youโ€™re home alone.
  • Blink Fitness– offering Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET.
  • Orangetheory– offering 30 minute workout videos each day
  • 305 Fitness – offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube.
  • Goldโ€™s Gym– offering over 600 audio and visual workouts for free on their app through the end of May.
  • Planet Fitness– live streaming โ€œWork-Insโ€ at 7 p.m. ET everyday on Facebook.
  • Retro Fitness– offering free daily live stream classes on its Facebook page that are available weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.
  • CorePower Yoga– offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes.


ย At Home with Kids:


Uplifting Affirmations/Quotes:

โ€œHope isย important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.โ€ย -Thich Nhat Hanh


โ€œWe should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.โ€ย -John H. Groberg


โ€œEvery adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.โ€ย -Napoleon Hill


โ€œTough times never last, but tough people do.โ€ย -Robert H Schuller


โ€œIn times of great stress or adversity, itโ€™s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.โ€ย -Lee Iacocca


โ€œWhen everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.โ€ย -Henry Ford


โ€œObstacles donโ€™t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, donโ€™t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.โ€ย Michael Jordan


โ€œDonโ€™t just learn, experience. Donโ€™t just read, absorb. Donโ€™t just change, transform. Donโ€™t just relate, advocate. Donโ€™t just promise, prove. Donโ€™t just criticize, encourage. Donโ€™t just think, ponder. Donโ€™t just take, give. Donโ€™t just see, feel. Donโ€™t just dream, do. Donโ€™t just hear, listen. Donโ€™t just talk, act. Donโ€™t just tell, show. Donโ€™t just exist, live.โ€ย –Roy T. Bennett


โ€œBreath is the power behind all thingsโ€ฆ. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.โ€ย -Tao Porchon-Lynch


โ€œSimply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.โ€ย -Tsoknyi Rinpoche


โ€œRule number one is, donโ€™t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, itโ€™s all small stuff.โ€ย -Robert Eliot


โ€œWorrying doesnโ€™t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.โ€ย -Karen Salmansohn

Posted by Lauren Lottermoser