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Office of Mental Health

About Us

New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 900,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State. OMH also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 4,500 programs, operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies.

For questions about mental health services, to find a mental health service provider or to make a complaint, call OMH Customer Relations toll-free at 1-800-597-8481.


Our mission is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances

Contact OMH and County Mental Health Agencies:

Agency Overview:

Commissioner and Executive Team
Learn more about the Leadership at OMH.

Includes regulations that are currently under public review and those that were recently adopted by the Commissioner of Mental Health.

The Office of Planning reviews policy and planning efforts for the State’s public mental health system.

Research and Innovation
OMH is among the preeminent sources for psychiatric research in the United States. Learn more about our research and partnerships.

Key Services:

Mental Health Program Directory
Search for mental health programs in your area or by your particular need.

Crisis Prevention
Learn more about the resources available to New Yorkers in crisis.

Mental Health Resources:

General Mental Health Information and Resources
OMH provides several publications regarding behavioral health for consumers, families, providers, and other interested parties.

Statistics & Reports
OMH operates multiple databases which present statistics on the mental health system and specific programs throughout the State. OMH also publishes reports, both voluntarily and legislatively mandated, on many issues important to New York residents.

Task Forces, Councils, and Advisory Boards:

Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council
The Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council may consider any matter relating to the improvement of behavioral health services in the State.

Daniel’s Law Task Force
The task force identifies potential operational and financial needs to support trauma-informed, community and public health-based crisis response and diversion for anyone in the state experiencing a mental health, alcohol use, or substance use crisis.

Inter-Office Coordinating Council
A collaborative entity created to improve continuity and coordination of services for New Yorkers.

Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council Leaving OMH site
MISCC is responsible for developing a comprehensive Statewide plan to ensure that people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities receive care and services in the most integrated settings appropriate to their individual needs.