Resources for patients, spouses, parents, and families

In Crises or Emergencies

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Local emergency rooms:

  • Bellevue Hospital has both adult and child psychiatric emergency rooms located at E28th Street and First Avenue.  
  • NYU Langone Medical Center Emergency Room is located at E.32nd Street and First Avenue.  
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel is located between 15th and 16th Street and 1st and 2nd Avenue
  • New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is located at E69th Street between York and 1st Avenue
  • Lenox Hill is located at E77th Street and Lexington Avenue.  
  • Roosevelt Hospital is located at 10th Ave between W58th and W59th Streets.  
  • The Columbia Emergency Room is located at W168th Street and Broadway.  

Mental Health Resources - American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The APA is a medical specialty society that works to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders and their families and psychiatric education and research.  This site offers a lot of important information on the research, evidence based treatment and advocacy for mental illness. -  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).  This site offers comprehensive educational information and referral sources for families with children with mental illness.  The site includes a searchable database a psychiatrist specializing in children and adolescent mental health in the United States. - National Institute of Mental Health.  Get comprehensive information on mental illnesses, treatment, and current research information on mental illness affecting individuals at any age. - YAI has been providing hope and opportunity to people of all ages with autism and developmental disabilities and their families.  YAI offers education, family support, day & vocational services, recreation, and healthcare among a comprehensive array of services. - Office on Women’s Heath, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Important information on mental health for women in relation to menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. - Includes searchable database for a provider or treatment center by location and heath insurance.  You can also work with someone via telephone at 1-800-lifenet if you need to locate a psychiatrist within your insurance network. -  A consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, information on mental health disorders and treatment including psychiatric medications and alternative treatment options from both a consumer and expert point of view. - Site includes a searchable database for treatment facilities for substance abuse and addiction in the United States. - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  NIDA conducts and disseminates the results of research about the effects of drugs on the body and the brain. NIDA is an excellent source of information on drug addiction. - Information on substance use for teens and adolescents  - Information on substance use for teens and adolescents - Informational website that helps individuals dealing with addiction  and their families with support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them. - The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide offers suicide prevention awareness resources and training to teachers and parents who interact with our nation's youth on a daily basis. While not a crisis-intervention resource itself, SPTS is dedicated to helping those who need it most before they reach the point of crisis.

Support groups -  National Alliance on Mental Illness is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is also a great resource for family and friends living with individuals with mental illness. - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).  CHADD is a membership organization that provides information and support for people with ADHD.  This organization produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine (for members) and sponsors an annual conference. - A  leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  Site offers resources on autism and local support groups and organizations.

www.nar-anon.og - Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another.  Nar-Anon holds family support groups that are a worldwide fellowship, with many group locations and times around the New York City area, for those affected by someone else’s addiction.  It uses the Twelve-Step Program model designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of coping with an addicted relative or friend.


NYU Calming corner

UCLA Health

Educational resources - Advocates for Children of New York is dedicated exclusively to protecting every child’s right to an education, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind.  Parents can get access to an advocate and legal advice at little to no cost.  Their education helpline is 1-866-427-6033. - Information on starting and requesting special education services for children along with early intervention services in New York City.

child development resources - Information on what to expect as your child grows and includes parenting tips. - American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children website providing information on nutrition, fitness, and development for all stages from infancy to young adulthood. - Information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and community members can prevent bullying. - Information from Center for Disease Control and Prevention on child development including parenting tips and mental health resources.

Resources regarding Integrative, Holistic, and Complementary Medicine - American Board of Integrated Holistic Medicine.  Get referrals for certified physicians along with up to date and important information regarding integrative and alternative medicine through their blog. - Holistic Pediatric Association. Includes a database to help you find a holistic pediatrician near you. - Institute for Functional Medicine.  Includes a database to help you find a functional medicine practitioner. -  Integrative Medicine for Mental Health – A comprehensive site with a referral registry and resources. - Database for a qualified physician acupuncturist. - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Database to serach for a licensed acupuncturist. - Provides independent test results, reviews, ratings and comparisons of vitamins, supplements, herb and nutrition products to consumers. - National Center for Homeopathy.  Organization that publishes a monthly magazine, hold annual conferences, and provides a directory of practicing homeopaths in the United States. - Environmental Working Group.  A useful site for to individuals looking to live healthier lives in a healthier environment and learn about non-toxic consumer choices. - Environmental Protection Agency.  Provides information on the current issues, science and research, and laws and regulations regarding the environment in the United States. - Children’s Environmental Health Network.  A national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment.  Provides information on programs, resources, and advocacy for children.