MHA-NYC Partners with PSCH, Inc.

MHA-NYC and PSCH, Inc., one of the region’s largest behavioral health systems, have partnered to implement H2H Connect’s advanced telephonic central access and referral service for PSCH and its sponsored agencies. 

Through this agreement, PSCH will support enhanced crisis response, and more. Click here for more information.

Transforming Lives, Strengthening Communities

Read our 2013 Annual Report to meet some of the people whose lives were transformed with the help of our programs, find out how we helped strengthen the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and much more!   

To read and download the 2013 Annual Report, click here

MHA-NYC Featured in TIME Magazine

Have you heard the news? TIME Magazine highlighted MHA-NYC's life-saving crisis counseling services in a recent article about suicide prevention. Read the story, "Suicide in America: The People to Answer the Phone," on newsstands now. 

Healing Takes Time

More than one year after Hurricane Sandy, many are still faced with feelings of sadness, emptiness and uncertainty. To learn about healthy coping and where to find support for yourself and loved ones, click here

Get Help

If you are in emotional distress, please call LifeNet at 1-800-LIFENET. Visit LifeNet's Network of Care at
New York City public schoolchildren can call the anti-bullying BRAVEline at 212-709-3222 or text crisis counselors at 646-490-0233 from 2:30pm-9:30pm Monday through Friday.
Struggling with substance abuse or gambling addiction, in New York state please call the OASAS HOPEline at: 1-877-8HOPE-NY.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454
The Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text to 838255.
Disaster Distress Helpline
In distress stemming from a man-made or natural disaster? Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text "Talk With Us" to 66746

Recent News

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The Huffington Post published MHA-NYC’s Kimberly Williams' article, "Finding Hope and Help in Tragedy," in the aftermath of the recent Fort Hood shooting and shameful reinforcement of the stigma of mental illness, particularly among veterans. Only about 5 percent of violence in the United States can be attributed to people with mental illness and most of these violent acts do not involve guns. We must and can help veterans and others struggling with mental health challenges get the help they need. Read the full article here.

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The New York Nonprofit Press spotlighted MHA-NYC’s Kimberly Williams in its ‘People’ section for her recent promotion from Director of the Center of Policy, Advocacy, and Education to Vice President of the Center. Ms. Williams’ MHA-NYC journey began more than a decade ago, and the article highlights her greatest contributions to the agency and her success in building the center as a leader in policy solutions for unmet demographics facing mental health needs.


In a letter to The Wall Street JournalKimberly Williams, Vice President of the Center of Policy, Advocacy, and Education, acknowledged the newspaper's efforts to raise awareness about the inadequate mental health care options available for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Read a published letter to the editor in response to the Jan. 15 front-page article: “Splintered System Often Fails Mentally Ill With Low IQs.”

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NY1’s recent segment highlighted LifeNet, a New York City funded hotline for people in need of resources and services that curb emotional distress. Gloria Jetter, Clinical Supervisor of Here to Help (H2H) Connect, which administers the line, tells NY1 how LifeNet can help local residents navigate through the complex mental health system. Watch the segment here.

Time -Logo "TIME” magazine covers suicide prevention and explores the life-saving services offered by LifeNet and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to callers 24/7/365.

Click here to read part of the article online.


 Health _Affairs _Logo In 2007, MHA-NYC led a strategic opportunity analysis on co-occurring health, mental health, and substance abuse disorders for The NYS Health Foundation, resulting in the establishment of a Center for Excellence in Integrated Care. Read a GrantWatch article in the October 2013 issue of Health Affairs that takes a look at this initiative.
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As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, many affected by the storm are still grappling with difficult memories and emotions. Disaster Distress Helpline Director, Christian Burgess, speaks with WNYC about the ongoing emotional and mental effects of Hurricane Sandy. 



Read a Letter to the Editor by President and CEO, Giselle Stolper, published in the The Wall Street Journal on mental health treatment needs of prison inmates. 

Read the letter as a PDF or online

Images  Read a Letter to the Editor by President and CEO, Giselle Stolper, published in the The Daily News regarding the use of discriminatory language and mental health stigma. 
Time Magazine

A great piece in "TIME" magazine online on MHA-NYC, our H2H Connect Crisis Contact Center and the many different crisis hotlines we answer.

Read the article as a PDF or online.

Todays Geratric Medicine

View an article by Kim Williams and Lisa Furst of MHA-NYC's Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education and Dr. Michael Friedman on "Behavioral Activation Targets Depression" in Today's Geriatric Medicine.


Read a letter to the editor by Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, published in The Wall Street Journal on the suicide risk related to military service.

Gov Life Net features 800-LIFENET in video campaign focused on the mental well-being of New York City youth.


Read a letter to the editor by Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, published in The New York Times on the rise in military suicides.


Response to Article on Kendra's Law

It should be no surprise that the recent study of net costs for Kendra’s law, NYS's involuntary outpatient treatment program, found that it saved the state money. The law was implemented with an investment in, and a commitment to, provide a range of community-based treatment services for those being court ordered into care, thus diverting such individuals away from more expensive forms of inpatient treatment. Read the full response.


Read a new factsheet on youth mental health services under the Affordable Care Act, created in partnership with Young Invincibles.


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