New York City is offering its municipal employees counseling services to help them cope with the stress that was induced over President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.
In a December 1st email from the De Blasio administration, obtained by the New York Post, the city highlighted resources available to municipal employees that are “feeling distressed or vulnerable following the election results.”
“We have seen the concerns expressed on social media, and we are monitoring them closely,” the email added.
Since the election, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he will protect the city from actions from the Trump administration on issues such as immigration and funding for planned parenthood.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 22, 2016
“The post-election period has been anxiety-producing for many people, understandably,” City Hall press secretary Eric Phillips told the Post. “When you throw the holidays into that, it can be a very difficult time for those coping with mental health challenges.”