“Mental health affects every aspect of our lives: how we feel about ourselves and the world; solve problems, cope with stress, and overcome challenges; build relationships and connect with others; and perform in school, at work, and throughout life. Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing, and is an essential component of overall health.”
Understanding Mental Health
Let’s say you recognize that things are just not right for you or someone you know. Things have changed. What do you do to get help? First, determine if it is a crisis situation. If yes, click here or the ‘988 Lifeline’ button below. If it is not a crisis, it is still important that you address the noticeable changes. The sooner a mental health challenge is given the attention it deserves, the sooner the individual can begin to recover. Second, you need to know what type of mental health services are available to you or the person you are helping.
For more information or guidance regarding mental health, advocacy, or legal services, contact us:
MHANYS Mental Health Information Center
Call: (518) 434-0439 or (800) 766-6177
Our staff operates the MHIC Information and Referral Line. We link callers to a broad range of local, statewide, and national mental health organizations and programs, and answer questions on mental health and