Support for Mental Health and Well-being

July 20, 2023

New York State

  • NYC WELL is a free, confidential, mental health support line. Access mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (888) 692-9355 or (800) 985-5990, text WELL to 65173 or visit
  • New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Emotional Support Helpline provides callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the COVID-19 emergency with free and confidential support, provided by specially trained volunteers. (844) 863-9314.  The OMH website has a range of other resources at
  • New York State is partnering with Headspace to provide free mindfulness, medication and mental health resources to all New Yorkers.  Visit


  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is administered by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. It provides 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including the COVID-19 emergency. Call (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Helpline is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing mental health information, resource referrals and support to individuals, family members and caregivers. Call 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
  • How to help prevent suicide by identifying warning signs in others (PDF).

For Young People

  • The Child Mind Institute ( or 212-308-3118) offers counseling sessions by phone, among other resources
  • A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery themselves, offering emotional support from peers. For a list of numbers by state, check

Other resources