Mental Health Resources
Students and parents needing assistance with support of medical or mental health services:
If you or a family member need assistance – please email us at COVIDreport@bscsd.org. All emails will be answered within a 24 hour period by the appropriate staff member. If email is unavailable then please call the following phone number: (518)-884-7195, extension 1330 during business hours. Emergency situations please call 911.
**New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information (National and Local Crisis Resources)
During COVID-19, NY has offered free access to Headspace for mediation purposes. Click here for additional details: https://www.headspace.com/ny.
Saratoga County Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: 518-584-9030
Parson's Mobile Crisis Team: 518-292-5499
Healing Springs Recovery Center: 518-306-3048
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
OASAS Hopeline: 1-877-846-7369
Saratoga County COVID-19 Hotline: 518-885-2276.
Food ResourcesRegional Food Bank - Find Food Link: (Please call and verify info before visiting)
Resources for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
Talking to Children About COVID-19 - https://www.fcps.edu/blog/talking-children-about-coronavirus
PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus - https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR26F2Tmdj3pJN3iv6yAtRyTQoC-AH0P3H1D5QgEqQneurbBPnE_L6Omv30#.XmqzisKG7LA.facebook
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR - https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=x2EiBzCnn8U
Brain Pop Video About the Coronavirus - https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
ASCA Coronavirus Resources - https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource - https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource?fbclid=IwAR2qPcQ9tTi8fF3Ci81foJsGwstAEjhbPt5LLkUCn77w_2rzqWceI_OdFpM
How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WhVad8ToCiU&feature=youtu.be
The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4
Social-Emotional Learning Resources
Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation Designed for Kids Aged 3+ - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens - https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/resources/ultimate-guide-to-mental-health-and-education-resources/
Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-your-family-de-stress-during-coronavirus-uncertainty
Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDKyRpW-Yuc
Explore Brain Pop Videos and Activities - https://jr.brainpop.com/health/
Kindness Videos - https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-videos
Below please find some additional information for coping with COVID-19.