Emotional Health

1. SBH Recharge Room

How are you handling stress?

Do you find that you bring your work day home with you?  That it’s effecting your appetite?  Your sleep?  Your relationships?

Do you feel as though your work day never ends?

Dealing with the challenges of working long hours with difficult and very sick patients can take its toll unless you have the appropriate emotional support.  At SBH, we support the needs of our residents by offering them tools that range from professional support hot lines to a recharge room on campus where staff can recharge their batteries before, during or after their day.

Picture of SBH Recharge Room

The room uses hybrid digital technology and evidence-based practices. It has been found that the optimal 15-minute session will reduce stress levels by some 60 percent. We are proud to be the first hospital in New York City to offer this to staff.

Find out about the technology in the recharge room.

Make Reservations (Requires a SBH Workplace Account)

2. The SBH Department of Psychiatry through
SBH Behavioral Health

(“SBHBH”) Clinic is available to provide residents with counseling, psychiatric evaluation and psychiatric outpatient treatment.  Our aim is to provide the best clinical care for trainees and provide a convenient way to provide more information on mental health services.  The SBHBH Clinic offers initial evaluations, psychotherapy (supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress reduction management), medication management and referrals.

Click here to request an initial appointment.

To speak confidentially to a counselor via phone, text, or chat, contact NYC Well at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) 24/7/365 or text WELL to 65173. For more information: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/

3. Montefiore Einstein Psychiatry Associates

Montefiore Einstein Psychiatry Associates provides diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in person or via telepsychiatry. Click here to request an initial appointment.

4. Collegiate Counseling Centers

Rutgers University:

Name: Center for Psychological Services – Rutgers

Website: About Us | Center for Psychological Services | GSAPP (rutgers.edu)

Phone: 848-445-6111

Services offered: individual therapy, group therapy, and assessment services;  specialty clinics for couples therapy, youth anxiety and depression, anxiety disorders, DBT program, ADHD

Sliding scale: community member sliding scale:

Household Income before Taxes 

(including spouse/domestic partner’s income)

Below $30,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $20.00

$ 30,001 – 40,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – $25.00

$ 40,001 – 50,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – $30.00

$ 50,001 – 60,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – $35.00

$ 60,001 – 70,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – $40.00

Over $70,000 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $50.00

Yeshiva University (Ferkauf Psychology Program):

Ferkauf has a community clinic called the Parnes clinic that offers therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. The clinic offers a sliding scale payment that, according to the website, ranges from $5-45.

The clinic is located on the 5th floor of the Van Etten building, 1225 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461. Services are being offered virtually and in person.

Appointments can be made by calling 646-592-4399 or emailing cliniccoordinator@parnesclinic.hush.com

5. Resource Links

Mental Health Foundation – mentalhealthfoundation.org

CDC – Emotional Well Being

What is emotional well-being?

Emotional well-being, it matters more than you think — https://www.fingerprintforsuccess.com/blog/emotional-well-being#toc-section-1

Symptoms of resident and fellow burnout: Know the warning signs

Burn Out Test

The Fried Quiz



Hotlines & Support Lines

COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline for New Yorkers: (844) 863-9314
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
Long Island Crisis Center: (516) 679-1111
Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990; (800) 846-8517
LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 https://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm to midnight; Saturday: Noon to 5pm
“We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, gender identity, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!”
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) https://www.thehotline.org/
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Or visit https://hotline.rainn.org/online/ to receive support via confidential online chat.

Apps For Emotional Wellbeing

• Headspace: Free for health care providers through 2020 and all New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Calm: Seven-day free trial; resources provided specifically for coping with COVID-19 anxiety
• Stop, Breathe & Think: Always free and kid-friendly
• Insight Timer: Free library of meditations varying in type and length
• 10% Happier: Free and paid options available; health care providers can use redemption code HEALTHCARE to unlock all content
• Mindfulness Coach: Gradual, self-guided mindfulness training program
• Sanvello: Clinically validated techniques for reducing stress and treating anxiety and depression; free premium access during COVID-19 pandemic
• Happify: Some free content, including stress reduction and cognitive techniques to address anxiety
• MindShift CBT: Free content, including cognitive behavioral therapy strategies to address general worry, social anxiety and panic

What are the benefits of emotional well being?

Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and grow from experiences.

Inspiring Quotes:

“Emotional health isn’t about being happy all of the time.. Our emotional health is defined by our ability to understand and to be responsive to our emotional experiences"

“It is not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you" – Zig Ziglar

Have the courage and intuition to follow your heart and intuition" — Steve Jobs