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9/11 Health - Links - Mental Health

Organizations in New York State

WTC Centers of Excellence in New York City

 

Big Apple Prescription Drug Discount Card 
What Is Provided: Average discount of 47%
For Whom:   All New Yorkers
Contact:    Visit www.bigapplerx.com or call 311.

 

Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
What Is Provided: Counseling and support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, employment services, senior services and legal services
For Whom:  South Brooklyn residents
Contact:  Call (718) 377-2900 or visit www.cojoflatbush.org
Other Languages: Arabic, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Yiddish

 

Faithful Response
What Is Provided: Free mental health care, counseling and case management services
For Whom:  Individuals struggling with the effects of 9/11 and related events
Contact:  Call (516) 679-0080 or visit www.faithfulresponse.org
Other Languages: Italian, Spanish

 

F-E-G-S Health and Human Services System
What Is Provided: Employment and training, career development, behavioral health, developmentaldisabilities, residential, rehabilitation, family and homecare services
For Whom:  People who are economically disadvantaged
Contact:  Call (212) 366-8038 or visit www.fegs.org

 

Friends of Firefighters
What Is Provided: Individual and couples counseling, wellness trips, and special events
For Whom:  FDNY staff and their families
Contact:  Call (718) 643-0980 or 718 (643-1240) or visit www.friendsoffirefighters.org

 

LifeNet (Mental Health Association of New York City)
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing free, confidential crisis intervention, referral and information
For Whom:  Primarily serves the NYC area but can connect callers to referral hotlines throughout the United States
Contact:  Call (800) 543-3638 (English)
(212) 982-5284 (TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired)
Other Languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Deaf

 

Mental Health Association of Westchester County
What Is Provided: Individual, marriage, and family counseling crisis intervention, mental health treatment, rehabilitation, education and training, advocacy and community events
For Whom:  Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services personnel and their families, and others affected by 9/11 who reside in Westchester
Contact:  Call (914) 345-5900 ext. 240 or visit www.mhawestchester.org

 

Nassau County Drug and Alcohol Hotline 
What Is Provided: Long Island's first 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential
For Whom:  Long Island residents
Contact:  Call (516) 481-4000 or visit longislandcrisiscenter.org

 

9/11 Mothers and Young Children Project

What Is Provided: Mental health treatment, support groups and referrals
For Whom:   Mothers (and their children) who were pregnant when they lost their husbands on 9/11 or gave birth in the months just before
Contact:    Call (212) 675-1918 or visit www.nyspi.org/Communication_Sciences/form.htm

 

Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
What Is Provided: Mental health services with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of trauma, anxiety and mood disorders
For Whom:  Individuals and their families affected by 9/11, veterans and members of the military
Contact:  Call (212) 821-0783 or visit www.patss.com

 

Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network (RACCOON)
What Is Provided: Assistance related to community health needs
For Whom:  Immigrants from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia)
Contact:  Call (718) 784-9121 or visit Balkansnet.org/nada.html
Other Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian

 

Response of Suffolk County 
What Is Provided: 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential, and online crisis counseling service; online chats M-F (5-11 p.m.)
For Whom:  Suffolk County residents
Contact: 

Call (631) 751-7500 (English) or
(631)751-7423 (Spanish - only available M-F, 5 - 10 pm) or visit responsehotline.org

Other Languages: Chinese, and Spanish

 

The St. Mark’s Place Institute
What Is Provided: Mental health and substance abuse services
For Whom:  Anyone in New York City
Contact:  Contact Peter Turco at (212) 982-3470 and ask for the 9/11 Wellness and Recovery Program
Other Languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukranian

 

The Samaritan’s 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline
What Is Provided: Completely confidential, telephone-based emotional support
For Whom:  People experiencing depression, trauma and grief related to 9/11
Contact:  Call (212) 673-3000 or visit www.samaritansnyc.org

 

Sky Help
What Is Provided: Two-or four-day small group “resilience and rebuilding” workshops
For Whom:  Uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans and individuals returning from recent disasters; caregivers, survivors, chaplains, and trauma responders
Contact:  Call (877) 759-4357 or visit www.skyhelp.org 

 

StoryCorps
What Is Provided: Opportunity to honor and record stories about the lives of those who were lost on 9/11
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to share a story related to 9/11
Contact:  The StoryBooth in New York City is located in Grand Central Terminal.
To make a reservation or for additional locations, call 646-723-7027 or visit www.storycorps.org/initiatives/september-11th
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

 

Services for the Underserved
What Is Provided: Housing, home care coordination, employment, wellness and peer-to-peer counseling
For Whom:  Individuals with behavioral or mental health challenges.
Contact:  Call 212-633-6900 or  visit http://sus.org/
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

 

Trauma Studies and Services at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute 
What Is Provided: Research treatment focus on psychotherapies for chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
For Whom:  Anyone ages 18-65 can call for an initial screening and referral
Contact:  Call (212) 543-6747 or visit http://www.columbiatrauma.org/

 

Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 
What Is Provided: Specialized trauma treatment on a sliding scale
For Whom:  People affected by 9/11 and others
Contact:  Call 212-333-3444 or visit http://traumastudiescenter.org

 

World Cares Center 
What Is Provided: Disaster preparedness training
For Whom:  Civilians and emergency managers
Contact:  Call (212) 563-7570 or (800) 975-4281 or visit www.worldcares.org

 

 

Organizations Outside New York State

National

LifeNet (Mental Health Association of New York City)
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing free, confidential crisis intervention, referral and information
For Whom:  Primarily serves the NYC area but can connect callers to referral hotlines throughout the United States
Contact:  Call (800) 543-3638 (English)
(212) 982-5284 (TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired)
Other Languages: Spanish, and Chinese

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Information Line
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing information about community services, referrals to human services, and crisis intervention
For Whom:  Any Connecticut resident
Contact:  Call 211 or (800) 203-1234 (outside of Connecticut)
Other Languages: All languages

 

Illinois

Willow House September 11th Project
What Is Provided: Peer support groups and special events
For Whom:  Families and individuals affected by 9/11
Contact:  Call (847) 236-9300 or visit www.willowhouse.org

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund
What Is Provided: Direct services, information and referral, community building and advocacy
For Whom:  Families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island who lost loved ones on 9/11
Contact:  Call (866) 386-3911 or visit www.massfund.org

 

New Jersey

Jewish Family and Vocational Services of Middlesex County
What Is Provided: Mental health services including community education/wellness activities, individual therapy, support groups, and advocacy and immigration services, meals on wheels and a food pantry
For Whom:  WTC evacuees, families, and dependents of the deceased, affected residents, injured survivors, and recovery workers
Contact:  Call intake coordinator at (732) 777-1940 or visit www.jfvs.org 

 

New Jersey Vets Helpline
What Is Provided: Free and confidential mental health helpline
For Whom:  New Jersey veterans of all wars and their families; military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve Personnel, who were deployed to the WTC site and/or Iraq
Contact:  Call (866) 838-7654 or visit www.njveteranshelpline.org
Other Languages: Spanish

 

Sky Help
What Is Provided: Two-or four-day small group “resilience and rebuilding” workshops
For Whom:  Uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans, and individuals returning from recent disasters; caregivers, survivors, chaplains, and trauma responders
Contact:  Call (877) 759-4357 or visit www.skyhelp.org

 

See Also

Social Services

 

Online Resources

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association Help Center

Mental Health America: Coping with Disaster

National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Information Center

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute of Mental Health - Anxiety Disorders

University of Michigan Depression Center

 

Reports & Publications

Detecting and Treating Depression in Adults PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download) (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Depression It's Treatable PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download) (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Is 9/11 affecting your health?  PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download) (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) 

Management of Depression - 2010 Update PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download)(Intermountain Health Care)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download) (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Post Ripple Effect: The Crisis in NYC’s Low-Income Communities after September 11th PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download) (Urban Justice Center)

 

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