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Mental Health Resources and Important Phone numbers

A mental illness in the family can lead to all kinds of situations. Knowing whom to call for help is often half the battle. For local resources and support groups, please contact our affiliates. Following is a list of phone numbers that may be of help. To recommend additions to this list, please email us: NAMI Queens/Nassau.

Mobile Crisis Hotlines
Queens County and NYC: 1-888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355) or (718) 883-4070
Nassau County: (516)- 227-TALK (8255)
Suffolk County: (631)761-3303

Long Island Crisis Center  24/7 Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111,

Download our “NAMI-QN_Pathways_EmergencyPsychiatricAssitance” resource sheet.
List of Hospitals with Psychiatric Units by County:

Jamaica Hospital
Flushing Hospital
NYC Health+Hospital/Elmhurst (formerly Elmhurst Hospital)
Zucker Hillside Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens- (formerly Queens Hospital) Psychiatric ER, 1-718- 883-3575
offers CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Room)

Nassau County
Nassau University Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital- South Shore
South Nassau Communities Hospital

Stonybrook University Medical Center
Brookhaven Hospital
Huntington Hospital
Syosset Hospital
John T. Mather- Psychiatric Emergency Room
South Oaks Hospital
Eastern Long Island Hospital

Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255,  1800-273-TALK

Crisis mobile team number 1-800-543-3638, 1800-lifenet, or call 311 and ask for lifenet

New York City Department of  Mental Health: 212-219-5400

Mental Health Association of Nassau County: 516-504-HELP (4357)

Center for Independence of the Disabled 1-646-442-1520

Families Together in New York State 1-518-432-0333

Find a Mental Health  Programs in New York State

Forest Hills Jewish Center Resources for Mental Health Needs 1-718-263-7000 ext223

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1-212-966-7300

Free Mediation Services 1-516-567-2327

Employment, Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery 1-212-742-1600

Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 

National Institute of Mental Health 1-866-615-6464

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services 1-800-342-3009 

NYS Commission on Quality of Care 1-800-624-4143

State police number 1-885-SAFE NYS

The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. Free and open to the public, HITE helps connect users to vital community services quickly and easily., click to download a brochure HITE_Brochure-2


NAMI –NYS Criminal Justice Advocacy Program 1-518-462-2000

NAMI State Organization number 1-518-462-2000

NAMI Queens Nassau Affiliate office number 1-718-347-7284, 1-516-326-0797

NAMI Queens Nassau Support Group Facilitator’s 516-330-9778

State Department of Mental Health  1-800-597-8481



American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: 202-966-7300 (information and referrals on child/adolescent psychiatrists)

Families Together: 888-326-8644 (hotline, family support groups, information/referrals, advocacy)

NYS Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services: 518-436-8715 (advocacy, education, information and referrals)

Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD): 800-233-4050



NYS Justice Center: 1-855-373-2122 (abuse line); 1-800-624-4143 (Information & Referrals line) (For problems concerning inpatient and outpatient treatment)

NYS Office of Mental Health main hotline: 1-800-597-8481

NYS Office of Mental Health Family Liaison: 518-474-4888 (Assists families in advocating for loved one in hospital or clinic settings)

NYS Office of Consumer Affairs: 518-474-8583; 800-697-1220 (Consumer Assistance Hotline) (Peer advocates assist consumers with problems with treatment, getting services)



NAMI/QN Unites: 516-326-0797, please contact the NAMI/QN office, (A socialization program for men and women recovering from mental illness)

Compeer Program: 800-836-0475 (Pairs up volunteers with individuals with mental illness for companionship)

Mental Health Empowerment Project: 1-800-643-7462; 518-434-1393 (for list of self-help groups)



NYS Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs: 800-624-4143 (Advocates for and represents people with special needs who are being discriminated against and/or mistreated)

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line: 800-514-0301 (information about the law).



InCareRx: 800-286-9589 (Program designed to help those without insurance obtain medication at a discounted price)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) (Provides consumers with assistance obtaining free or discounted medication



National Association for the Dually Diagnosed: 800-331-5362 (advocacy, education, some referrals)


Mental Illness and Substance Abuse:
OASAS – Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
: 1-877-846-7369; 518-473-3460 (local); 1-800-553-5790 (Program information)

SAMSHA: Find treatment centers using address and/or zip code for substance abuse and mental illness treatment

Help Guide: Information on understanding and trying to help people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse


Eating Disorders:

National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 (Information and referral helpline); 212-575-6200 (Administrative office) (assist in referrals, finding support groups, giving information)



Health Insurance Hotline: 800-333-4114

NYS Insurance Department: 800-342-3736(this is the number I got off of their website); 800-342-3355 (Gas & Electric shutoff line)

NYS Attorney General Health Care Bureau: 1-800-771-7755 (General help line for calls made within New York State); 1-800-788-9898 (toll free line)



SPOA – Single Point of Access/CUCS: NYC 212-801-3300, Nassau County 631-231-3562

Association for Community Living: 518-688-1682 (information on housing options and referrals)

Community Access Inc: 212-780-1400 (resources and advocacy in the NYC area)

Corporation for Supportive Housing: 212-986-2966 (advocacy, information and referrals and housing services)



NATIONAL NAMI: 800-950-NAMI or 703-524-7600

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 800-424-3688 (Organization committed to enhancing the abilities of professionals who work with the mentally ill, also works to normalize mental illness in society)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Information about mental illness, how to help people with mental illness, & resources for helping those with mental illness



Legal Referral Service (Sponsored by the NYS Bar Association): 800-342-3661

Mental Hygiene Legal Service
For Assistance, contact MHLS through a Department Office:

First Judicial Department
(Counties served: Bronx and Manhattan) NY Courts
TEL: 646-386-5891

Second Judicial Department
(Counties served: Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester) NY Courts
TEL: 516-746-4545

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York: 800-462-2922 (Covers Albany area, but can give other regional numbers)

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI): 800-993-8982 (Advocates for and protects those with mental illness who are being mistreated and discriminated against)

National Clearing House for Long-Term Care Information: 800-563-4916 (information on diseases in older adults, help with information on illnesses & long-term care) (information on wills, trusts, guardianship, some referrals)



New York State Medicaid Helpline: 1-800-541-2831; Medicaid Fraud line: 1-877-87FRAUD



Basic Information Line for sign-up/eligibility: 800-633-4227
Medicare Hotline: 800-MEDICARE



In New York State: 518-434-0439

National MHA: 703-684-7722

Nassau County MHA: Information  516-504-HELP (4357)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness  2017 Directory of Mental Health Services in Suffolk County, NY



NATIONAL NAMI: 800-950-NAMI or 703-524-7600

American Psychiatric Association: 1-888-357-7924

American Psychological Association: 202-336-5500 / 1-800-374-2721

Association for Children’s Mental Health: 517-372-4016 / 1-888-226-4523

National Institute of Mental Health: 1-866-615-6464 (toll free line); 301-443-4536 (press office line)



Click here for information or call: 1-800-993-8982

SOCIAL SECURITY: SSA Information Line: 800-772-1213

SOCIAL SERVICES: NYS Department of Social Services Information Line: 518-447-7300 or 518-447-7000 (general information on eligibility requirements, local office phone numbers/locations, how to get HEAP, food stamps, emergency shelter, etc.)

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