NYC Well—Free, Confidential Mental Health Support in a Time of Need

We all need mental health support.

Tip: Don’t live in New York City? Try these apps—some contain resources to support you when connecting with a professional.

No need to despair, start here.

If you’re ready to get the help that you need but have no idea how to get started, start by connecting with NYC Well—for free. 

Here are four reasons why you should connect with NYC Well today:

NYC Well is free, confidential, and available 24/7, 365.

NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

NYC Well is operated by Vibrant Emotional Health on behalf of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

You get to speak with a trained counselor or peer support specialist. 

A trained counselor or peer support specialist will listen to your concerns or help you through a crisis and give you the support, resources, and referrals you need to move forward.

They are available in other languages for non-English speakers.

NYC Well offers talk, text, and chat in English, Spanish, and Mandarin/Cantonese. NYC Well also provides telephone interpretation in over 200 languages.

You can connect with them via talk, text, or chat.

No matter what you’re dealing with, they are there to help. 

Remember, they’re there to help with crisis intervention, mental health, and substance misuse—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL
  • Click here to chat with a counselor or peer support specialist.

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