Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

The Office of Mental Health provides resources for your mental health during a pandemic. Pandemic situations and traumatic events overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

Hotlines:

Crisis Text LineText GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

For more information please visit The Office of Mental Health’s website: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/pandemic_influenza/

Posted by Lauren Lottermoser