NYC Resources

Mental Health Resources


Free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.
1 (888) NYC-WELL
Spanish: 1-888-692-9355, press 3
Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
Text “WELL” to 65173
(Hotlines are open 24 hours a day; all calls are free and confidential)

Steve Fund Crisis Text Line

If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.


Your online resource for college mental health.

CUNY Central

Links to mental health, substance abuse, and medical resources

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY

Guide for finding help for common problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The following resources may be contacted for help with more specific issues:

Depression and Suicide Prevention

  • Your Life Your Voice (focused on supporting youth) 1-800-448-3000  or Text VOICE to 20121
  • Veteran’s Crisis Hotline Confidential support available 24/7 Call 1800-273-8255 and press 1 or Text the number 838255
  • Now Matters Now: (Skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts)
  • Speaking of Suicide: (Resources for suicidal people, their loved ones, and others who care)
  • Text “CUNY” to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling

Domestic Abuse

Sexual Assault

Eating Disorders

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

LGBTQ+IA support services


  • Covenant House
    Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing.
  • Ali Forney Center – Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services for LGBTQ homeless youth.
  • Safe Horizon Streetwork Project
    Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.
  • Trinity Place Shelter
    Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City.

BMCC Counseling Center

Phone: (212) 220-8140


Please note that our email address is not monitored continuously. If this is an emergency call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Appointments Are Available:
Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.