Mental Health Resources

Big Apple Prescription Drug Discount Card 
What Is Provided: Average discount of 47%
For Whom:   All New Yorkers
Contact:    Visit BigAppleRx or call 311.

 

Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
What Is Provided: Counseling and support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, employment services, senior services and legal services
For Whom:  South Brooklyn residents
Contact:  Call (718) 377-2900 or visit Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
Other Languages: Arabic, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Yiddish

 

Faithful Response
What Is Provided: Free mental health care, counseling and case management services
For Whom:  Individuals struggling with the effects of 9/11 and related events
Contact:  Call (516) 679-0080 or visit Faithful Response
Other Languages: Italian, Spanish

 

F-E-G-S Health and Human Services System
What Is Provided: Employment and training, career development, behavioral health, developmentaldisabilities, residential, rehabilitation, family and homecare services
For Whom:  People who are economically disadvantaged
Contact:  Call (212) 366-8038 or visit Federation Employment & Guidance Service (FEGS)

 

Friends of Firefighters
What Is Provided: Individual and couples counseling, wellness trips, and special events
For Whom:  FDNY staff and their families
Contact:  Call (718) 643-0980 or 718 (643-1240) or visit Friends of Firefighters

 

LifeNet (Mental Health Association of New York City)
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing free, confidential crisis intervention, referral and information
For Whom:  Primarily serves the NYC area but can connect callers to referral hotlines throughout the United States
Contact:  Call (800) 543-3638 (English)
(212) 982-5284 (TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired)
Other Languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Deaf

 

Mental Health Association of Westchester County
What Is Provided: Individual, marriage, and family counseling crisis intervention, mental health treatment, rehabilitation, education and training, advocacy and community events
For Whom:  Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services personnel and their families, and others affected by 9/11 who reside in Westchester
Contact:  Call (914) 345-5900 ext. 240 or visit Mental Health Association of Westchester County

 

Nassau County Drug and Alcohol Hotline 
What Is Provided: Long Island's first 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential
For Whom:  Long Island residents
Contact:  Call (516) 481-4000 or visit Long Island Crisis Center

 

9/11 Mothers and Young Children Project

What Is Provided: Mental health treatment, support groups and referrals
For Whom:   Mothers (and their children) who were pregnant when they lost their husbands on 9/11 or gave birth in the months just before
Contact:    Call (212) 675-1918 or visit The New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)

 

Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
What Is Provided: Mental health services with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of trauma, anxiety and mood disorders
For Whom:  Individuals and their families affected by 9/11, veterans and members of the military
Contact:  Call (212) 821-0783 or visit Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network (RACCOON)
What Is Provided: Assistance related to community health needs
For Whom:  Immigrants from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia)
Contact:  Call (718) 784-9121 or visit Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network (RACCOON)
Other Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian

 

Response of Suffolk County 
What Is Provided: 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential, and online crisis counseling service; online chats M-F (5-11 p.m.)
For Whom:  Suffolk County residents
Contact: 

Call (631) 751-7500 (English) or
(631)751-7423 (Spanish - only available M-F, 5 - 10 pm) or visit Response Crisis Hotline

Other Languages: Chinese, and Spanish

 

The St. Mark’s Place Institute
What Is Provided: Mental health and substance abuse services
For Whom:  Anyone in New York City
Contact:  Contact Peter Turco at (212) 982-3470 and ask for the 9/11 Wellness and Recovery Program
Other Languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukranian

 

The Samaritans 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline
What Is Provided: Completely confidential, telephone-based emotional support
For Whom:  People experiencing depression, trauma and grief related to 9/11
Contact:  Call (212) 673-3000 or visit The Samaritans 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline

 

Sky Help
What Is Provided: Two-or four-day small group “resilience and rebuilding” workshops
For Whom:  Uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans and individuals returning from recent disasters; caregivers, survivors, chaplains, and trauma responders
Contact:  Call (877) 759-4357 or visit Sky Help, Inc.

 

StoryCorps
What Is Provided: Opportunity to honor and record stories about the lives of those who were lost on 9/11
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to share a story related to 9/11
Contact:  The StoryBooth in New York City is located in Grand Central Terminal.
To make a reservation or for additional locations, call 646-723-7027 or visit StoryCorps
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

 

Services for the Underserved
What Is Provided: Housing, home care coordination, employment, wellness and peer-to-peer counseling
For Whom:  Individuals with behavioral or mental health challenges.
Contact:  Call 212-633-6900 or  visit Services for the Underserved
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

 

Trauma Studies and Services at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute 
What Is Provided: Research treatment focus on psychotherapies for chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
For Whom:  Anyone ages 18-65 can call for an initial screening and referral
Contact:  Call (212) 543-6747 or visit The Trauma and PTSD Program at Columbia University

 

Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 
What Is Provided: Specialized trauma treatment on a sliding scale
For Whom:  People affected by 9/11 and others
Contact:  Call 212-333-3444 or visit Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

 

World Cares Center 
What Is Provided: Disaster preparedness training
For Whom:  Civilians and emergency managers
Contact:  Call (212) 563-7570 or (800) 975-4281 or visit World Cares Center

National

LifeNet (Mental Health Association of New York City)
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing free, confidential crisis intervention, referral and information
For Whom:  Primarily serves the NYC area but can connect callers to referral hotlines throughout the United States
Contact:  Call (800) 543-3638 (English)
(212) 982-5284 (TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired)
Other Languages: Spanish, and Chinese

Connecticut

Connecticut Information Line
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing information about community services, referrals to human services, and crisis intervention
For Whom:  Any Connecticut resident
Contact:  Call 211 or (800) 203-1234 (outside of Connecticut)
Other Languages: All languages

Massachusetts

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund
What Is Provided: Direct services, information and referral, community building and advocacy
For Whom:  Families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island who lost loved ones on 9/11
Contact:  Call (866) 386-3911 or visit Massachusetts 9/11 Fund

New Jersey

Jewish Family and Vocational Services of Middlesex County
What Is Provided: Mental health services including community education/wellness activities, individual therapy, support groups, and advocacy and immigration services, meals on wheels and a food pantry
For Whom:  WTC evacuees, families, and dependents of the deceased, affected residents, injured survivors, and recovery workers
Contact:  Call intake coordinator at (732) 777-1940 or visit Jewish Family Services 

 

New Jersey Vets Helpline
What Is Provided: Free and confidential mental health helpline
For Whom:  New Jersey veterans of all wars and their families; military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve Personnel, who were deployed to the WTC site and/or Iraq
Contact:  Call (866) 838-7654 or visit NJVet2Vet
Other Languages: Spanish

 

Sky Help
What Is Provided: Two-or four-day small group “resilience and rebuilding” workshops
For Whom:  Uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans, and individuals returning from recent disasters; caregivers, survivors, chaplains, and trauma responders
Contact:  Call (877) 759-4357 or visit Sky Help, Inc.