Connect to care through NYC 988

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It is natural to occasionally have symptoms of distress like feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid, or have trouble sleeping. To reduce your stress and to manage the situation more resiliently, remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones, and use healthy coping skills. NYC 988’s website offers a number ofwellbeing and emotional support applications (apps) that can help you cope. 
 

If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, reach out for support and help. You can contact NYC 988, a confidential helpline for mental health and substance use services. Trained counselors can provide you with support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 200 languages. Services include:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Peer support
  • Short-term counseling
  • Mobile crisis teams
  • Connection to ongoing mental health and substance use services

Use NYC’s online database of mental health services and interactive map to find the services you are most interested in. 


NYC 988’s directory and map of services is:

Searchable - Use keywords to find what you are looking for, i.e. crisis, housing, inpatient care, legal, outpatient care, and substance use services.

Try clicking <Show Filters> for enhanced search options. You can choose from a drop-down menu of "program focus" areas. These categories include caregivers, immigrants, undocumented individuals, refugees, asylees, justice-involved individuals, LGBTQI+ individuals, homebound individuals, children and adolescents, payment information, age, borough, and more.

Interactive - You can move the map to the area in which you are interested in finding services.  

Informative - Information will be provided for each service, such as:

  • Address, office hours, and contact information;
  • Mental health services provided;
  • Payment information, including types of insurance accepted; 
  • The languages spoken; 
  • If services are provided in person or remotely; 
  • If services are provided via peers; and
  • If services are accessible to people with disabilities.
CALL or TEXT: 988

For ideas about maintaining connection and developing coping strategies, Vibrant, the non-profit that operates NYC 988, is offering a
 Safe Space resource guide on their website.


For public safety or medical emergencies, call 911