May is Mental Health Month

Updated: May 1, 2024

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance use support, information and referrals. You can reach the toll-free help line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and online chat. Behavioral health professionals there can link you to the services you need.

To contact NYC Well, call:
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
1-888-692-9355 (Español)
1-888-692-9355 (繁體中文)
711 (TTY for hearing impaired)
You can also reach NYC Well by texting “WELL” to 651-73, or visit their web site for more information.
NYC Well counselors are available 24/7. They can provide bilingual help in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. Additionally, NYC Well offers translation services in more than 200 languages.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you need help or are helping someone else with a mental health crisis, connect with a crisis worker.
CALL or TEXT: 988 CHAT online at

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314 – (For those experiencing anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency)

Mental Health Association in New York State – Mental Health Information Center
Monday – Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Call: (518) 434-0439 or (800) 766-6177 Email: [email protected]

“Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression.” – Women and Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health – Office on Women’s Health
Women and Mental Health – Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS)
Mental Health – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health – Axia Women’s Health
Mental Health Month – Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health Awareness Month – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Workplace Mental Health – American Psychiatric Association Foundation, Center for Workplace Mental Health
Mental Health for Teens and Young Adults including LGBTQ – The Jed Foundation
Mental Health BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) – Live Another Day
CWNY’s information and resources on Depression in Women – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)