From the Allegany County Department of Health and more info from a helpful community member

Unfortunately this pandemic has caused a perfect storm for increased suicides throughout the country due to a combination of economic stress, isolation, fear, decrease in community support, and barriers to mental health treatment. We encourage everyone to take 5 minutes each day to reach out and check in with friends and family. If you find anyone that is an immediate risk for hurting themselves please don’t hesitate to call 911. NYS also has a mental health hotline open to everyone that is available at 844-863-9314 from 8 am to 10 pm everyday. COVID-19 is taking enough lives, we don’t have to add to it.


Also, If you feel you may have COVID-19, you can get information and importantly, request a test. To get a testing site near you, here’s what to expect:
  1-888-364-3065
1. Call, talk to the operators and give some general information about yourself, including your town
2. This info is passed along to the NYS Department of Health and they evaluate it
3. The DOH calls you back
4. If necessary, they then can direct you to the nearest testing center.

Again: 1-888-364-3065

Stay healthy!