Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. There are many community support services available.
• Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911.
•988: 988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). It is a free service available to everyone, nationwide. It is a direct connection to caring support for anyone in mental health distress. This may include: thoughts of suicide, substance use crisis, or emotional distress. Contact 988 by chat, text, or phone. Support is available in Spanish by pressing 2. Interpretation services are available in over 150 languages.
• Crisis Text Line: New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741.
• OASAS HOPEline: New York State’s 24/7 problem gambling and chemical dependency hotline. For Help and Hope call 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY
• Domestic Violence: If you or someone else is in a relationship is being controlled by another individual through verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, or other tactics, please call: 1-800-942-6906
• NYC Well: NYC Well provides free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health, and substance use support, information and referrals. You can reach the toll-free help line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat. Behavioral health professionals there can link you to the services you need. To contact NYC Well, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), TTY: 711.
• MentalHealthforAll.nyc.gov, provides resources for New Yorkers with any kind of mental health need and is a comprehensive hub with helplines and services that offer a range of free, direct support to meet the diverse needs.