For more information and support regarding COVID-19 and mental health, please refer to these organizations and the accompanying discussion guide.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis,
Text UNDERSTAND to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor for free 24/7.

DCTV's Youth Program

Find out more about the program the directors of Covid Diaries NYC all took part in.


DCTV Youth Media provides free filmmaking training, mentorship and professional development for NYC teens and young adults. It is the most honored such program in America: 4 local Emmy Awards, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Best Animation at the Tribeca Film Festival's Our City, My Story, an RFK Freedom Prize, and numerous local, national, and international broadcasts. The program began in 1978. Over 30,000 students have participated. 100 percent of the graduates go on to college.