School Social Work Support

Student Resources for Stress and Anxiety Regarding COVID-19

Connor's Climb Mental Health Screening- Anonymous, quick online screening.

How to Manage Your Mental Health When Feeling Stressed During COVID-19

Headspace - meditation app offering some free meditations to reduce COVID-19 stress

Breathe App - Free, combats stress/anxiety, acting as a natural tranquillizer for your nervous system. It takes just over a minute and can be done anywhere.

Smiling Mind- Thrive Inside is a special COVID-19 initiative to help you proactively support your psychological wellbeing while you're spending extended periods of time at home.

Calm App - Find Your Calm. Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.

Hey Sigmund - mindfulness videos for kids

The Conversation - Article with coping strategies

Well Being Resources from the University of Michigan - Fun relaxing videos great for study break

Core Power Yoga on Demand - Free!

NAMI/ National Alliance on Mental Health - COVID -19 Information and Resources

PanicMechanic App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling.

Social work service at York High School is provided by our School Social Worker, Kathy Damiano. Ms. Damiano completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rutgers University and a Master of Social Work degree at Columbia University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the field of school social work for over 20 years.

Ms. Damiano is available to all students who are in need of school mental health support. Referrals can be made via school counselors, teachers, administrators, parents or self-referrals. All services are confidential.


The 365 Breathing Method

Best for: Chronic stress, anxiety, phobias, pain management, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and trauma therapy.


Thursdays @ 7pm Netflix is launching Wanna Talk About It? a weekly LIVE series on Netflix Instagram about how to take care of yourself during a global pandemic. Featuring interviews with Netflix talent and mental health experts who will dig into topics like sleep disorders, self care, and anxiety.




Parent Resources for Addressing Stress and Anxiety Regarding COVID-19

How to Manage Your Mental Health When Feeling Stressed During COVID-19

NAMI Maine Remote Support Groups

Center for Grieving Children - a completely free-of-charge services for children, teens, young adults, and their family members throughout southern Maine.

The FrontLine WarmLine is available to CLINICIANS and FIRST RESPONDERS from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week by calling (207) 221-8196 or 866-367-4440.

Child Mind Institute - An abundance of articles on COVID – 19 including Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Dr. John Duffy - Television interview with Dr. Duffy gives his medical advice on how to adapt and stay calm during an anxiety inducing time.

Dr. Robert Brooks - Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Greater Good Magazine - How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family

Understood - Helps students with learning and thinking differences, several resources under Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips.

Commonsense Media - Resources for Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Meditation for Feeling As Safe As You Reasonably Can – Rick Hansen, PhD

Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Corona Anxiety Helpful Tips and Tools

NAMI Maine - Family to Family

SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)

Children's Behavioral Health Services

Psychology Today - Therapist Finder

Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus


STUDENTS: How to make an appointment with Ms. Damiano - (This is a 2 step process)

If you would like to have a video (via ZOOM) for any concerns, you are able to book with by:

1- Book an appointment, using the “You Can Book Me” app link:

2- Sign the Informed Consent Form