General Mental Health Information and Resources
The Office of Mental Health (OMH) makes several informational resources available to the public. Documents below can be downloaded and printed from the Internet. There are also publications available for a fee. Contact the Design Center for more information.
Behavioral Health Booklets
- Anxiety Disorders (Español | 中文 |
A booklet to help you identify the symptoms and causes of anxiety disorders. It will also explain how to obtain treatment and suggest ways to make such treatment more effective.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Español | 中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
A variety of medications, behavior–changing therapies, and educational options are available to help people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focus their attention, build self–esteem, and function in new ways.
- Bipolar Disorder (Español中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
Bipolar disorder, also know at manic–depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
- Bipolar Disorder in Teens (Español中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children and teens. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
- Comfort Rooms
Provides information for service providers that are interested in developing comfort rooms and calming spaces. It has been compiled to assist in the planning and implementation process.
- Depression (Español | 中文 | PyCCКИ)
Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder, but also to those who care about them. There are now medications and psychosocial therapies that ease the pain of depression.
- Eating Disorders (Español| 中文 | PyCCКИ)
Facts about eating disorders and the search for solutions.
- Heat Illness (Español | ةي برع ل ا | 中文 | Р УС С К И Й | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Ìtàliànà | 한국어를)
A booklet to help people with mental illness and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems.
- Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder Information (Español | 中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder is a normal reaction to seriously disturbing events. This booklet examines the signs, symptoms and steps you can take to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Schizophrenia (Español|中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. However, this is a time of hope for people with schizophrenia and their families. Research is gradually leading to new and safer medications and unraveling the complex causes of the disease.
- Teen Depression(Español | 中文 | PyCCКИЙ)
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression.
OMH Spotlight Series
OMH’s Spotlight series highlights the challenges faced by different New York populations. We recognize the unique issues surrounding mental health and invite you to learn more.
OMH recognizes that the language we use matters to those around us. We invite you to learn more about which terms to use and which terms to avoid.
How to Help Others
Self Help Resources
- Color Me Hopeful: Shades of Expression
The 4th edition of Color Me Hopeful is now available. Created for the 2019 Great New York State Fair, the coloring book features artwork by the people we serve
- Color Me Hopeful: Reflections of Recovery
OMH has released the 3rd Edition of Color Me Hopeful for the 2018 Great New York State Fair. The coloring book features artwork created by the people we serve.
- Color Me Hopeful: Sharing a Creative Vision
For the 2017 Great New York State Fair, OMH has released the 2nd edition of our coloring book that features artwork created by the people we serve.
- Color Me Hopeful
The Office of Mental Health has designed a coloring book filled with artwork created by the people we serve. Studies show coloring can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. It was with that in mind that OMH created this coloring book and made them available to the public at the 2016 New York State Fair.
Resources for Families
Resources for School and Mental Health Partners