Disability-Specific Resources

Mental Health

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

DOHMH has a number of resources available for individuals experiencing a mental health condition in their day to day lives. For a full list please visit their website.

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NYC Well

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance misuse support, information and referral. You can reach the toll-free help line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and online chat. Mental health professionals there can link you to the services you need.

  • Phone: 888-692-9355
  • Phone (Espanol): 888-692-9355
  • Phone (中文): 888-692-9355
  • TTY: 711

You can also reach NYC Well by texting "WELL" to 651-73

NYC Well Online Chat
NYC Well Website

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emergency & Crisis Services

NYC Health and Mental Hygiene has a list of resources available for parents with adolescents or children who can't calm down, are uncontrollable or may be in imminent danger of hurting themselves or others.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Emergency & Crisis Services Website

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Crisis Services/Mental Health: Crisis Respite Centers

Crisis Respite Center provide an alternative to hospitalization for people experiencing emotional crises. They are warm, safe and supportive home-like places to rest and recover when more support is needed than can be provided at home.

Community  Access, Inc.  - Crisis Respite Center (Manhattan)

Address: 315 2nd Avenue       
New York, NY 10003

Phone : 646-257-5665, x 8401

Riverdale  Mental Health Association - Crisis Respite Center (Bronx)

Address: 640-642 West 232nd Street
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone : 718-884-2992

Services for the Underserved - Crisis Respite Center (Brooklyn)

Address: 2118 Union Street       
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone : 347-505-0870

Transitional Services for New York - Crisis Respite Center (Queens)

Address: 80-45 Winchster Blvd.
Queens Village, NY 11427
Phone : 718-464-0375

Crisis Respite Centers Webpage

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Crisis Services/Mental Health: Mobile Crisis Teams

A mobile crisis team is a group of health professionals, such as nurses, social workers and psychiatrists, who can provide mental health services, primarily in people's homes.

There are about two dozen teams in the city, and they are available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

You can request help from a mobile crisis team if you are concerned about a family member, friend, or acquaintance who is experiencing (or at risk of) a psychological crisis. You can also request a team for yourself. You can request a team by calling NYC Well. 

Phone: 888-692-9355

Mobile Crisis Teams Website

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NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness offers an information helpline as well as online resources for children, teens, and adults who are affected by mental illness. NAMI also provides referrals to lawyers experienced in working with cases pertaining to mental illness.

An active NYC chapter sponsors a Parent-Match program, support groups for parents of children with special needs and many additional programs that are free or low-cost.

National Contact Information

National Main Phone: 703-524-7600

NAMI National Website

NYC Contact Information

NAMI NYC Helpline: 212-684-3264

NAMI NYC Chapter

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HITE (Health Information Tool for Empowerment)

Connect New Yorkers with over 5,000 free and low-cost health and social services.

HITE Website

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

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