City Health Information
Volume 33 (2014) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene No. 1; 1-8



Diagnosing and Managing the Mental Health
Needs of Adults Exposed to Disaster
  • Educate patients about physical and emotional symptoms of normal stress reactions.
  • Ask patients about their exposure and reactions to disaster.
  • Identify patients who may have posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or a substance use disorder and use standard screening tools for further evaluation.
  • Encourage patients to take advantage of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, or both.




At-Risk in Primary Care
At-Risk in Primary Care is an interactive, web-based training designed to prepare NYC primary care providers to identify and manage patients with trauma-related mental health disorders, including PTSD, alcohol and other substance use disorders, depression, and generalized anxiety disorder. The training, which offers 1.5 CME/CNE credits and is divided into four 10- to 20-minute modules, is available at no cost to primary care providers working in NYC. Go to At-Risk in Primary Care. Use Enrollment Key: nyc34

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • City Health Information archives:
    Clinical Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster
    Clinical Guidelines for Children and Adolescents Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster
    Detecting and Treating Depression in Adults
    Brief Intervention for Excessive Drinking
    Buprenorphine: An Office-based Treatment for Opioid Dependence
    Improving the Health of People Who Use Drugs

  • Overdose Prevention
    Includes information for patients and link to directory of overdose prevention programs

  • WTC Health Program
    Offers 9/11-related mental health treatment to WTC-exposed New Yorkers with symptoms: 888-982-4748

American Academy of Pediatrics
Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians

American Psychiatric Association
Psychiatry Online:
Information on diagnosis and management of mental health disorders

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Physical Activity Resources for Physicians

Massachusetts Department of Public Health—CRAFFT brochure
Provider Guide: Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment—Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool (PDF)

New York State Department of Health
Directory of Registered Opioid Overdose Programs

Buprenorphine Waiver Qualifications

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Screening Tools

US Department of Veterans Affairs
National Center for PTSD

All Mental Health Concerns

    (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
    In English: 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)
    In Spanish: 1-800-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373)
    In Chinese: 1-800-ASIAN LIFENET (1-877-990-8585)
    TTY: 1-212-982-5284.
    For other languages, call 1-800-LIFENET or 311 and ask for an interpreter

  • National Mental Health Association
    Find a mental health professional

12-Step/Self-Help Groups

Online Substance Use Treatment Locator


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