ACT COVID -19 Resources for ACT Providers


On this page, you will be able to access resources posted to the ACT LISTSERVES.

If you would like to join the ACT Institute LISTSERVE or the ACT MD/LPN/RN LISTSERVE, email


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources and Updates

OMH Community Vaccine Q&A 02.03.21

COVID VACCINE FAQ – What You Need to Know

Que Esperar - COVID Vacuna Dato (Spanish)

What to Expect - COVID Vaccine Facts

Journey of COVID-19 Vaccine

NY Times – Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19 

Dr. Tyson Boudreaux, Clinical Director of Bronx PC - Addressing the BIPOC mistrust of healthcare system and vaccines


*UPDATED 1/11/2021: DOH guidance for Vaccine Prioritization and Appointment Scheduling

The New York State Department of Health has issued revised guidance, effective January 11, 2021, for the Prioritization of Essential Health care and Direct Support Personnel as well as High-Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination.

The guidance, which expands the list of individuals eligible to make appointments to receive the vaccine, can be found here:

Specific guidance for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) can be found here:

From List of Individuals Eligible: All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff), This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who work in private medical practices; hospital-affiliated medical practices; public health clinics; specialty medical practices of all types; dental practices of all types; dialysis workers; diagnostic and treatment centers; occupational therapists; physical therapists; speech therapists; phlebotomists and blood workers; behavioral health workers; midwives and doulas; and student health workers.


COVID-19 Special Webinar Series

May 7, 2020 – Trauma Informed and DBT Skills for Coping: Managing Trauma and Emotional Escalation – Part I

May 14, 2020 – ACT Telehealth Guidance for Managing ACT Participants Who Express Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2020 – ACT: Assessing and Addressing Violence Risk – Telehealth Considerations

May 20, 2020 – ACT Team Wellness

May 28, 2020 – Trauma Informed and DBT Skills for Coping: Managing Trauma and Emotional Escalation - Part II

June 3, 2020 – ACT Pronouns Matter


ACT Resources

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage for Mental Health Professionals (SAFE-T)

Telehealth Tips: Managing Suicidal Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

AHS WRAP - Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19

Wellness Self-Management for the COVID-19 Crisis


ACT COVID-19 Resources for ACT Providers

COVID-19 Weekly Healthcare Provider Update Compilation: As of May 27, 2020

Stanley-Brown Safety Planning Intervention form

COVID-19 Weekly Healthcare Provider Update Compilation as of May 20, 2020


COVID-19: 5 tips to face your anxiety

Is it getting the best of you?

The outbreak of COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, has many of us on edge. The anxiety you may be feeling is your body's way of alerting you to potential risks so you can take actions to protect yourself. While it’s important to validate these natural thoughts and feelings, excessive anxiety can be disruptive to our lives and negatively impact our physical health.

Read on to learn 5 tips for facing your COVID-19 anxieties.


Coping with COVID-19 lockdown

Is Staying at Home Stretching You to the Limit?

Some of us are spending more time together with people in our household. Others of us who live alone feel like we’ve been forced into a state of isolation. Both circumstances can cause tensions and anxiety to rise, tempers to flare, and mood to falter.

Review these simple coping strategies to help you get through the COVID-19 lockdown.


OMH COVID-19 Resources

Guidance for Peer Specialists Supporting Individuals Coping with Thoughts of Suicide Link to PDF

DOH – COVID 19 and the Use of Cloth Face Coverings: Link to PDF 

OMH COVID Guidance - ACT Program and Billing: Link to PDF

OMH COVID - Update: clozapine blood test monitoring recommendations: Link to PDF

COVID-19 Weekly Healthcare Provider Update Compilation (As of April 29, 2020​): Link to PDF

Infection Control Guidance for Reopening Public Mental Health System Sites: Link to PDF


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