Mental Health and Wellness Information
Resources to help New Yorkers understand mental wellness, cope with everyday stress, and stay resilient.
These documents are available for free to the public. There are also publications available for a fee. Contact the Design Center for more information.
Stress Management and Resiliency
- 5 Ways to Center Yourself
Use these strategies to calm yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
- Understanding Stress and Anxiety
Learn about the common signs of stress and anxiety and how to cope with them.
- Self-Care at Work
An infographic with wellness tips you can do from your desk.
- Stress Management for Students
An infographic with stress relief tips for students
- Resiliency Tips for New Yorkers
A shareable infographic with resiliency reminders and tips for mental wellness.
- Mental Wellness in the Winter Months
Wellness tips to help you with the winter blues.
- Self-Care for Frontline Workers
An infographic with wellness tips for NY’s frontline workers.
- The Mental Health Effects of Racism - Español, 繁體字, 简体中文, বাঙালি, Kreyòl ayisyen,
한국어 , Русскийy, יידיש
Learn about the impact racism has on your mental health and how to cope with racism and racial trauma.
- Social Media Shareables
Coping tips and crisis resources for you to use and share.
- How I Stay Resilient
A free, print-at-home journal created by OMH to promote resilient thinking among New Yorkers.
- Coping with Grief
Reminders for people processing grief.
- Stress Management Tips for the Holidays
An infographic with tips for the holiday season and warning signs of stress.
- Breathing Exercises for Everyone
Slow, deep breathing can help us relax, manage stress and reliefe mild mental health symptoms.
- Breathing Exercises for Kids
Teach children how to use deep breathing to help when they are feeling overwhelmed.
How To Help Others
Resources for Families
Resources for School and Mental Health Partners
OMH Spotlight Series
OMH’s Spotlight series highlights the challenges faced by different New York populations. We recognize the unique issues surrounding mental health and invite you to learn more.
OMH recognizes that the language we use matters to those around us. We invite you to learn more about which terms to use and which terms to avoid.
Behavioral Health Booklets
- Anxiety Disorders - Español, 中文,
A booklet to help you identify the symptoms and causes of anxiety disorders. It will also explain how to obtain treatment and suggest ways to make such treatment more effective.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
A variety of medications, behavior–changing therapies, and educational options are available to help people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focus their attention, build self–esteem, and function in new ways.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens
ADHD can begin in childhood and continue into the teen years and adulthood. Learn more about ADHD, how it is diagnosed, and how to find support for the young people in your life.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ASD is a neurological and development disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave.
- Bipolar Disorder - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
Bipolar disorder, also know at manic–depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
- Bipolar Disorder in Teens - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children and teens. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that severely impacts a person’s ability to regulate their emotions. Learn more about the disorder, how it’s diagnosed, and available treatments.
- Depression - Español, 中文, PyCCКИ
Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder, but also to those who care about them. There are now medications and psychosocial therapies that ease the pain of depression.
- Men and Depression
Depression affects men in large numbers, but they are less likely to recognize the symptoms, talk about depression, and seek treatment.
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
DMDD is a condition in which children and adolescents experience ongoing irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outburst. Learn the basics of DMDD and what treatments are available for this newly classified disorder.
- Eating Disorders - Español, 中文, PyCCКИ
Facts about eating disorders and the search for solutions.
- Heat Illness - Español, ةي برع ل ا, 中文, РyССКИЙ, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Ìtàliànà, 한국어를
Learn more about different heat illnesses, who is at high risk, and how to avoid complications from heat illnesses.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
The thoughts and behaviors that characterize OCD can interfere with daily life, but treatment can help people manage their symptoms.
- Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder Information - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder is a normal reaction to seriously disturbing events. This booklet examines the signs, symptoms and steps you can take to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Schizophrenia - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. However, this is a time of hope for people with schizophrenia and their families. Research is gradually leading to new and safer medications and unraveling the complex causes of the disease.
- Teen Depression - Español, 中文, PyCCКИЙ
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression in teenagers.
- Color Me Hopeful: Shades of Expression
The 4th edition of Color Me Hopeful is now available. Created for the 2019 Great New York State Fair, the coloring book features artwork by the people we serve
- Color Me Hopeful: Reflections of Recovery
OMH has released the 3rd Edition of Color Me Hopeful for the 2018 Great New York State Fair. The coloring book features artwork created by the people we serve.
- Color Me Hopeful: Sharing a Creative Vision
For the 2017 Great New York State Fair, OMH has released the 2nd edition of our coloring book that features artwork created by the people we serve.
- Color Me Hopeful
The Office of Mental Health has designed a coloring book filled with artwork created by the people we serve. Studies show coloring can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. It was with that in mind that OMH created this coloring book and made them available to the public at the 2016 New York State Fair.