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Mental Health


For immediate counseling, assessment, and connection to the right care - contact NYC Well.

New Yorkers have free access to NYC Well. It provides support for mental health and substance use issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Contact NYC Well for free, confidential information and advice, 24/7.Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)Text WELL to 65173 Chat


If someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves, or someone else, call 911.

National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255

Other Helplines

NYC Youth Connect - Hotline for Youth Programs and Crisis Intervention
Call the 24-hour Youth Crisis hotline at 800-246-4646

NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673)

Transgender Suicide Hotline:

Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860

  • In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email

  • In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

  • In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14.

  • Other international suicide helplines can be found at



Mental Health and the Law


If you have depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another mental health condition, you are protected against discrimination and harassment at work because of your condition, you have workplace privacy rights, and you may have a legal right to get reasonable accommodations that can help you perform and keep your job. The following questions and answers briefly explain these rights, which are provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You may also have additional rights under other laws not discussed here, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and various medical insurance laws.



Established in December, 2013, the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation is dedicated to living well with mental health conditions through awareness and understanding. The Foundation strives to accomplish this mission each year by:

  • Delivering half and full day learning seminars, plus our 4-part CONNECTING DOTS seminar series.  Through film, open conversation and resource-rich take-home materials, our seminars explore the complex world of mental health diagnoses and global issues that impact mental health.  As a NY State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers approved provider of continuing education credits  (CEs) for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, psychoanalysts and creative arts therapists, we keep our costs low in an effort to offer high quality learning seminars at affordable prices. View our 2019 offers by pressing the REGISTER FOR EVENTS & SEMINARS button.

  • Offering meaningful part-time employment opportunities for individuals managing mental health issues.

  • Providing opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health concerns to share and sell their art (e.g. photography, painting, drawing, music, film).

  • Maintaining our up-to-date, user-friendly, resource-rich website which includes: recommendations for literature and films that compassionately portray mental health conditions; recommendations for accurate, up-to-date web sites; and reliable hotline numbers for those at risk of suicide.

American Brain Coalition

The American Brain Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of some of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.


The prime focus of Arafmi is the provision of support for families, caregivers and friends with mental health issues. This is based on the principles of mutual self help and support to build the capacity of families and improve their quality of life.

Clinical Trials is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.


EUFAMI was founded in 1992 after a congress, which took place in 1992 in De Haan, Belgium, where carers from all over Europe shared their experiences of helplessness and frustration when living with severe mental illness. They resolved to work together to help both themselves and the people they cared for.

MIFA (Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia)

The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia is a national body with state and territory member organizations providing services in all Australian states and territories.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD)

The Brain & Behavior Research Institute raises money from donors around the world and invests it directly in the most promising research projects in mental health.

Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to research–100% of all donations–as two private family foundations generously underwrite all operating expenses. With enough effort, the Foundation expects scientists someday to discover preventions and cures for these devastating illnesses.

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.


Rethink was founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness and today, with over 8,500 members, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help over 52,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems. Our website receives over 500,000 visitors every year.

Schizophrenia Research Forum

The Schizophrenia Research Forum website is a virtual community for science about schizophrenia and related disorders. Our Mission (linked to their Mission statement) is to help researchers in their quest for causes, improved treatments, and better understanding of schizophrenia.

Perinatal Depression, or clinical depression around the time of pregnancy, affects up to 1 in 5 women, making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. Although is it a remarkably common problem for women all over the world, many people neither know how to recognize nor address it, thus a large portion of affected women never receive treatment.

This website serves to provide information and resources to all of those seeking to help women receive the best care possible including health care practitioners, obstetricians, primary care physicians, social service providers, mental health care practitioners, community agencies, friends and family, and not least of all, women who are seeking answers and tools to help themselves.

All Right? is a Healthy Christchurch initiative led by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. The campaign was launched in February 2013 to support Cantabrians as the region recovers from the earthquake wide range of resources. elect, and assuming If they're in stock, we’ll ship 'em to you for free. These resources are only available to people in the Greater Christchurch, Hurunui, and Kaikoura regions.





National Sexual Assault Hotline

Operated by RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence hotline.




Time's Up addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that keep underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. They partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.



The Me Too Movement

Founded by Tarana Burke over 10 years ago to encourage victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak out about their experiences.



NOVA: National Organization for Victim Assistance

A private, nonprofit organization committed to recognizing victims' rights in four areas: national and local legislative advocacy, direct victim assistance, member support and professional development.


9to5: National Association of Working Women

Dedicated to improving working conditions and ensuring the rights of women and families. Their Toll-Free Job Survival Hotline provides information on legal rights and strategies to win fair treatment on the job.



The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.


National Women’s Law Center

Advocates for women's rights through litigation and policy initiatives.


Human Rights Campaign

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community—including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). HRC has a range of resources specifically for our LGBTQ colleagues.


Male Survivor

Sexual harassment happens to men too. Male Survivor addresses their specific needs.



The United States Department of Labor’s site for OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. It enforces the provisions of statues protecting employees who report workplace safety violations.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.



The 3% Movement

Before this movement in advertising, only 3% of Creative Directors were women. And very few were people of color. 3% is dedicated to changing the ratio because gender and racial diversity makes better advertising.


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