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Office of Mental Health

Crisis Prevention

Emergency Assistance:


Crisis Text Line:
New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741.

New York State’s 24/7 problem gambling and chemical dependency hotline. For Help and Hope call 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call: 988

Domestic Violence:
If you or someone else is in a relationship is being controlled by another individual through verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, or other tactics, please call: 1-800-942-6906

New York City’s free, confidential support and crisis intervention for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24/7. Text “WELL” to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL.

Crisis Services and Education:

NY Project Hope
New York Project Hope has ended but help is still available. If you are in emotional distress or crisis, reach out to the 988 Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or visiting

Community Mental Health Promotion and Support (COMHPS)
COMHPS teams provide support and access to mental health professionals where you live.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Educational resources and public outreach materials about 988, the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Suicide Prevention
Learn more about what New York is doing to prevent suicide.