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Mental Health

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Mental Health Impacts All of Us

Mental health impacts not only our students but our families, schools, and communities.

  • One in five children struggle, or at some point in their life will struggle, with their mental health.

  • Half of all mental-health and substance-use conditions start before age 14.

  • Approximately one in five students who could benefit from additional mental-health supports does not get them.

Get Help Immediately

Text "WELL" to 65173, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (692-9355), or chat now

  • NYC-Well is a confidential mental health information and referral line with access to mobile crisis teams. Staffed by trained social workers 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

  • Interpretation services are offered for 200+ languages.

  • NYC Well services are provided through ThriveNYC, which is a comprehensive public health approach to mental health in NYC. The program works to shift the culture, remove stigma around mental health, and make help-seeking normal.

  • To learn more about ThriveNYC, view the ThriveNYC Roadmap for Mental Health.

Additional Resources:

NYC Well : NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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