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Life can be stressful but getting help should be easy. LifeNet is a free, mental health crisis information and referral hotline that offers support to all New Yorkers. LifeNet referral specialists are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also email a referral specialist for non crisis, non urgent situations and someone will get back to you in 24 hours or less. For emergencies, always dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

You can call for yourself or for a friend
    website: Lifenet

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    1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373) in Espan├Ál

    1-877-990-8585 for Korean and Chinese callers (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects)

    All other languages: 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)

    1-212-982-5284 (TTY for hearing impaired)
** This is a free and confidential service available
24 hours a day/7 days a week -- call anytime!

What can you expect when you call LIFENET?
An experienced mental health professional (called a "referral specialist") will listen to the problem and assess the situation.
You will then be provided with information about local community resources that can best help you with your concern if needed.

In the New York City area there are thousands of referral sources
to meet your particular needs, right at our fingertips. LIFENET has access to a broad database of over 4,000 community resources. LIFENET referral specialists are available to respond to your calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Help is avaible in many foreign languages.

What types of problems can LIFENET help with?
Many people's lives are affected by emotional and substance abuse problems, whether the problem is our own or with someone we care about. These problems may include:
  • family difficulties
  • drug or alcohol abuse
  • depression, excessive worry, fear or anxiety
  • eating disorders

About Lifenet
About Lifenet