Useful Resources

I. Crisis Hotlines

II. Mental Health Professionals

III. Supportive Environments

IV. Social Resources

I. Mental Health Crisis Hotlines

EMERGENCY
Dial 911
Physical and mental health emergencies – immediate access to ambulances and hospitals

LIFENET
1.800.LIFENET
24/7 discussion support for crisis, finding health resources and social resources

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
800.273.TALK
24/7 Crisis hotline

II. Finding a Mental Health Care Professional

ZOCDOC
zocdoc.com/psychiatrists
Zocdoc is an online medical care scheduling service, providing free of charge medical care search facility for end users by integrating information about medical practices and doctors’ individual schedules in a central location.

HITESITE
hitesite.org
Lists of NYC mental health clinics, including information on which ones take various health insurances, including medicare/medicaid, and which ones accept payment on a “sliding scale” based on income.

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL WALK-IN PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC
212.562.3036
462 First Ave at 27th Street
Sliding scale therapy and medication. Open 8am. Call ahead of time to confirm hours.

HARLEM HOSPITAL WALK-IN PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC
212.939.3230
Lenox Ave at 137 St
Sliding-scale therapy and medication. Monday through Friday 830am to 500pm. Call ahead of time to confirm hours and go early.

KAREN HORNEY CLINIC
212.838.4333
329 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
Sliding scale therapy and medication.

III. Supportive Environments

A)  SUPPORT GROUPS

DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE
dbsanystate.org
Support groups offered throughout New York State for those with depression and bipolar disorder.

NAMI
naminycmetro.org
Meetings several times weekly at one location; bipolar and unipolar disorder support groups, groups focused on supporters in the immediate family, supporters of those in the criminal justice system, co-occurring chemical dependencies, Japanese family supporters. 

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER MEETUP
meetup.com/newyorkcity-ptsd
Peer support group for help in recovering from traumatic experience(s), all are welcome, safety of the group takes priority. Formal diagnosis of PTSD is not required, people with “non-traditional” causes of PTSD and/or “Complex PTSD” are also encouraged to join.

NEW YORK SHYNESS & SOCIAL ANXIETY MEETUP
meetup.com/NYShynessandSA
Meet with other local people who suffer from shyness or social anxiety. Offer support and understanding and share your story with others. Learn and practice the skills it takes to over come your challenges not just with society but also yourself. Have fun with nonjudgmental people in a relaxed setting. Our meet ups are to help people make friends, practice social skills, and have fun while doing both.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY GROUPS
psychologytoday.com
Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Support Groups and Treatment Centers

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
findtreatment.samhsa.gov
The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

B)  CLUBHOUSES

Clubhouses are organizations that provide a place for members to go during the day, work or learn in a group setting and receive social services. They are typically open during work hours, and members are expected to work or learn while there. Membership is obtained through direct application or sometimes by recommendation from other club members and social agencies.

  • Clubhouses look for specific qualities or types of members that they feel will fit in with and add to their community, and support their mission.
  • It is a good idea to call a clubhouse close to you and arrange a tour. Or, ask around at one of the area support groups, as many people there are members and will give you a tour.
  • Clubhouses often have housing available for members, have sponsor members in Transitional Employment positions at NYC companies and often have social workers available to help members apply for social services.

LANTERN HOUSE
512 Southern Blvd Bronx
718.993.1078
BALTIC STREET
250 Baltic Street, 1st floor Brooklyn
718.788.6100
CHELTON LOFT
119 W 19 St 2nd flr Manhattan
212.727.4360
EAST NEW YORK
2697-03 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
718.235.5780
FOUNTAIN HOUSE
425 W 47 St Manhattan
212.582.0340
fountainhouse.org
Fountain House provides a place for members to go during the day, work or learn in a group setting and receive social services. It is open during work hours, and members are expected to work or learn while there. Membership is obtained through direct application or sometimes by recommendation from other club members and social agencies such as ACCES VR.
GEEL CLUBHOUSE
564 Walton Ave Bronx
718.367.1900
geelcs.org
SKY LIGHT CENTER
307 St Marks Place Staten Island
718.720.2585
skylightcenter.org
VENTURE HOUSE
150-10 Hillside Ave Jamaica Queens
718.658.7201
venturehouse.org

C)  PROS Programs

  • PROS (Personalized Recovery and Occupational Services) are similar to clubhouses, with an increased emphasis on establishing personalized occupational and recovery goals, providing resources to meet them and periodically reviewing progress.
  • Generally sliding-scale, paid programs that accept Medicaid and other forms of insurance.

CORONA/CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROS
91-14 37th Avenue Queens
718.779.1600
ccbq.org
EAST VILLAGE ACCESS/COMMUNITY ACCESS PROS
242 East 2nd Street Manhattan
212.780.9008
communityaccess.org
HANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND/JAMAICA PROS
163-18 Jamaica Avenue Queens
718.206.0888
HAMILTON MADISON HOUSE/PROSPECT PLACE PROS
253 South Street, 3rd Floor Manhattan
212.720.4540
HARLEM BAY NETWORK PROS
116 E. 124th Street, 3rd Floor Manhattan
212.876.6083
METRO CLUB PROS
25 Chapel St 12th flr Brooklyn
718.596.8960
wearebcs.org
POSTGRADUATE PROS
344 West 36th Street Manhattan
212.889.5500×202
pgcmh.org
THE BRIDGE DIANE GOLDBERG PROS
248 W 108 Street Manhattan
212.663.3000
thebridgeny.org

IV. Social Resources

A)  GETTING AND KEEPING A JOB

ACCES-VR
acces.nysed.gov/vr/
212.630.2300 or 212.630.2302
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

B)  SSI- SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INSURANCE

Social Security Administration
800.772.1213
ssa.gov
Intended for those with long-term disability and limited work history

C)  SSDI- SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE

Social Security Administration
800.772.1213
ssa.gov
Intended for those with a long-term disability and a work history

D)  MEDICAID

Medicaid Hotline
800.342.3009
Medicaid is a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care

 E)  MEDICARE

800.MEDICARE
Medicare provides health insurance to younger people with some disabilities’ status as determined by the Social Security Administration