Since the election, school districts, universities, and now entire cities across the country are providing counseling services and special treatment for those who are unable to cope with a Trump presidency.
Earlier this month, NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration sent out an email with a list of mental health resources for city workers who are “feeling distressed or vulnerable following the election results.” Nearly 80 percent of the city voted for Hillary Clinton.
City Hall Press Secretary Eric Phillips commented on the email, saying, “The post-election period has been anxiety-producing for many people, understandably. When you throw the holidays into that, it can be a very difficult time for those coping with mental health challenges.”
According to the New York Post, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Education are all involved. The Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policies Richard Buery is also pitching in. Buery heads the “Thrive NYC” initiative, which helps promote mental health awareness.