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.
www.mhaofnyc.org
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 www.hitesite.org
Citywide Health Insurance Access www.nyc.gov/html/hia
Haitian American Psychiatric Association www.hapa84.com
New York Association of Black Psychologists www.nyabpsi.org
New York City Children’s Center www.omh.ny.gov
Office of Mental Health www.omh.gov


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)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
All Healers Mental Health Alliance www.ahmha.net
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org
American Psychiatric Association www.psych.org
Association of Black Psychologists www.abpsi.org
Black Mental Healthnet www.blackmentalhealthnet.com
Black Psychiatrists of America www.blackpsych.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance www.dbsalliance.org
Fathers Incorporated www.fathersincorporated.com
Healthy Minds www.healthyminds.org
Mental Health Ministries www.mentalhealthministries.net
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) www.nami.org
National Association of Black Social Workers www.nabsw.org
National Medical Association www.nmanet.org
Psychology Today www.psychologytoday.com
Society for Emotional Well Being World Wide www.seww.org
Student National Medical Association www.snma.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov
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