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Office of Mental Health

Information for Children, Teens and Their Families

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Emotional health matters for children and teens. It can affect their educational development and ability to connect with friends and family. Emotional health can also affect their ability to cope with life's setbacks.

In New York, we offer a range of services to help identify emotional health needs and to provide treatment or support. It is a fact that children can and do recover from even the most serious emotional disturbances.

General Mental Health Resources and Information

OMH has published many brochures and guides that address issues involving children such as school violence, suicide prevention, crisis counseling and more.

All OMH Publications and Resources
NYS OMH Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Criteria Definition
Bipolar Disorder in Teens
ENGAGE – The Children’s Plan Leaving OMH site
Suicide Prevention in New York Schools
Teen Depression
Violence Prevention: Creating Safer Schools in New York State

Mental Health Treatment & Support Services in NYS

Project TEACHLeaving OMH site
Find a Program in Your Area
New York State county contact Leaving OMH site
Description of OMH Support Services