'How Are You, Really?' initiative launches to help residents struggling with mental health

Gov. Cuomo said help is being offered to residents through a newly created Mental Health Coalition initiative called, "How Are You Really?"

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2020, 1:17 AM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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A campaign launched to help residents struggling with their mental health amid the pandemic. 
In his Saturday coronavirus press briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out the details of what many Americans say they are experiencing.

"Out of the blue comes this virus we've never seen before. You're living in a science fiction movie.  It's been anxiety producing, traumatic, disturbing," said Cuomo.

Scarsdale psychologist Dr. Harris Strattyner said he is seeing COVID-19 related mental health issues among a growing number of his patients.
"Their sleep cycle is off, those with current psychiatric conditions are having problems and there are others who are fearful," he said.
Gov. Cuomo said help is being offered to residents through a newly created Mental Health Coalition initiative called, "How Are You Really?"

Dr. Stratyner suggested a few other ways residents can try to stay mentally healthy.
"Go outside, take a walk, wear a mask," he said. "You're not gonna get the virus taking a walk and staying away from people."
Residents can join the How are You, Really? challenge by going to the initiative website. Residents can also use #HowAreYouReallyChallenge on social media.


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