Behavior/ Counseling/ Addiction
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free 24-hour service supported by the federal government. Call (800) 273-TALK.
SAVI – Seeking Safety Treatment Group
Mount Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program is sponsoring a 12-week free and confidential treatment program for adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse with self-harming behaviors. It will be held Tuesdays from 3-4:30 pm at Mount Sinai. Call (212) 241-7394 for more information and to register.
Substance Abuse Hotline
A federal helpline which will provide referral for services in your area. (800) 662-HELP.
Inwood Community Services
provides a wide range of services for neighborhood residents: mental health, ESL, literacy programs for adults, youth services such as after school programs and day camp, drug/alcohol counseling and more. English and Spanish spoken. 651 Academy Street, 3rd floor. (212) 942-0043.
Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center
Child and family services include outpatient mental health services, family support and case management. Also offers PACT – a bilingual program for ‘at risk’families.
Child, Adolescent and Family Services 718-960-0389
Rev. David Casella Children’s Services (DCCS) 718-933-1500
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center
(AKA Emma L. Bowen Community Center) – provides comprehensive services in a caring environment. Bilingual staff of 160 healthcare providers serves children through adults with a broad range of mental health issues. (212) 694-9200.
Mount Sinai Child&Adult Psychiatry Family Therapy Program
Family therapy is available through the Child and Adult Psychiatry Department for adults and children who receive their medical care at Mount Sinai. Generally, patients should live in zip codes 10128 or 10029 and have either Medicare, Medicaid or 1199 insurance. Note: the zip code rule may be waived in certain cases. If an adult is the primary patient call, with the social worker, (212) 241-7181; if a child is the primary patient, call (212) 241-7175.
Compassionate Friends Manhattan Chapter
provides friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. TCF assists families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and provides information to help others be supportive. Support group meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Marble Collegiate Church, 3 West 29th Street (off Fifth Avenue). Meetings are open to parents, grandparents and adult siblings of children who have died at any age or from any cause. (212) 217-9647. Visit the website for moderated online chat schedules.
Ackerman Institute for the Family
offers family therapy which brings together family members to solve their shared problems. Also sponsors the Center for Children and Relational Trauma and other programs. (212) 879-4900.
offers toll free and confidential crisis intervention and referral services for mental health and substance abuse programs for Asian-language speaking metropolitan NY residents (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Fujianese). Bilingual specialists will help callers find the best resources for their needs. Also offers seminars on stress reduction, anxiety and depression screening. Hotline hours M-F 6am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 12 noon-midnight. (877) 990-8585
A Caring Hand – Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center
Free-standing comprehensive bereavement center in Manhattan. Offers individual evaluation and help for grieving indiviuals as well as 8-week group bereavement sessions for children, teens, and caregivers. Free of charge. Call for information and help. (212) 229-2273.
assists families in resolving grief after the death of a child of any age and provides information to help others be supportive. Sibling resources, online chat. Support groups in English and Spanish in NYC. Call for the location of the nearest chapter(877)969-0010.
Families Together in New York State
offers lots of information, resources for families of children with emotional and behavioral challenges; moderated chat. Toll-free referral line (888) 326-8644.
Institute for Urban Family Health
offers individual and family therapy and psychiatry at health centers in the Bronx (for adults and children 5 years old and up) and in Manhattan for adults and teens age 16 and up. (718) 293-3900 (Bronx); (212-924-7744 (Manhattan)
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
offers broad range of mental health services for parents and children’evaluation and assessment, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, psychological testing, program for bereaved children and their caregivers, play therapy, therapeutic nursery. Helpline – someone to listen, someone to care 24/7: (212) 582-9100. Youth Counseling League (for teens): (212) 481-2500.
To guide parents through the process of obtaining emotional health services for their children in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx call (212) 632-4668; Brooklyn (718) 859-4500, ext. 111; Queens (646) 483-7859.
Jewish Child Care Association
Services for children with mental health diagnoses. 3003 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY 11210; (718) 859-4500.
Loss and Bereavement Program for Children and Adolescents
provides bereavement groups designed to help children and adolescents cope with the death of a parent or caretaker. These groups are held at Jewish Board of Family Counseling Services throughout the city. Individual and group counseling are also available for surviving caretakers. (212) 632-4692
Mental Health Association of New York – LIFENET
runs family support programs, helps families receive up-to-date information and referrals, provides in-home respite care for parents of children with mental health issues. Programs for teens too. (212) 964-5253. LifeNet: for mental health crisis or emergency, hotline 24/7, provides free, anonymous help in three languages: (800) LifeNet (English); (877) Ayudese (Spanish); (877) 990-8585 (Asian).
Mental Health America
Find a support group in your area or online for just about any mental health issue. Call (800) 273-TALK.
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
On the Upper West Side of Manhattan, provides a wide range of mental health services including individual and group psychotherapy, child and adolescent therapy, Hispanic family services (bilingual). Sliding scale fees; Medicaid accepted. (212) 864-7000
National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State
Ask about the Family to Family Program, a 12-week course offered to and taught by people who have a loved one with a serious mental illness. (212) 865-2770
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