Community Mental Health Resources New York City Resources
Life Net
1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)
Life Net is a referral line for people in crisis. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help to get someone to your home / apartment by mobile crisis teams and ambulances. They can also help you to identify a provider in your area.
Health Information Tool for Empowerment HITE is a free online resource that has a directory of affordable mental and physical health clinics, social services, immigrant support services, health insurance programs, and legal assistance
Citywide Health Insurance Access
Haitian American Psychiatric Association
New York Association of Black Psychologists
New York City Children’s Center
Office of Mental Health

Featured Books
Black Pain:
It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting
Black Pain
Nationally acclaimed author Terrie Williams is credited with starting an unprecedented national dialogue on the recounts her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of mental illnesses have on the African-American community.
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Black Men and Depression:
Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends
Black Men and Depression
John Head writes a personal, riveting, and fact-filled description of how depression has devastated generations of African American men, and he challenges psychiatric providers and the black community to address the emotional pain of men.
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Learning to Lead:
Lessons in Leadership for People of Faith
Learning to Lead
Edited by Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., this book is the first comprehensive resource for teaching spiritual leadership development in the twenty-first century—for all faith traditions.
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Racism and Racial Identity:
Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health
and Social Services
Learning to Lead
Edited by Lisa Blitz and Mary Pender Greene, this powerful book examines the emotional and psychological impact of culture and identity within the context of racism and racial identity in treatment.
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The Window of Grace:
Living in Recovery Through Christian Faith
The Window of Grace
Written by author and activist Kimme Carlos, The Window of Grace is a rich blend of personal history and concrete advice to help everyone suffering through addiction find recovery through faith.
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National Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
All Healers Mental Health Alliance
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Association of Black Psychologists
Black Mental Healthnet
Black Psychiatrists of America
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Fathers Incorporated
Healthy Minds
Mental Health Ministries
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Association of Black Social Workers
National Medical Association
Psychology Today
Society for Emotional Well Being World Wide
Student National Medical Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
BPGNY & Associates
c/o United Social Services, Inc.
2 West 64th Street, #505
New York, NY 10023
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