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NYC Well Offers Free and Confidential Help for Mental Health Support

NYC Well Offers Free and Confidential Help for Mental Health Support

NYC Well is a free and confidential way to get help if you or someone close to you needs mental health support. You can text "Well" to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) for anything from crisis counseling to appointments with mental health professionals. Click here to visit the website.


NYC Winter Weather Health & Safety Tips

Please see NYC's tips on how to take steps to be safe during winter storms and extreme cold.


NYS Donate Life Registry - Organ Donors

Become an organ donor and join the NYS Donate Life Registry.


NYU Langone Family Support Program - Peer Mentor Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Caregivers

NYU Langone Family Support Program - Peer Mentor Program for Caregivers for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
 
The Peer Mentor program is open to caregivers caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias who live in the five boroughs of New York City.
 
The NYU Langone Medical Center Family Support Program offers caregivers a free Peer Mentor Program where they canbenefit from talking privately, one-on-one, with others who have had a similar experience. Volunteer mentors, who are former or current caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias, offer support and practical information through empathic listening and sharing of their own experience. The Peer Mentor Program offers caregivers a "bridge" to support groups and other community and Family Support Program services that they may find helpful.
 
Mentors and caregivers will "meet" over the phone.
Peer mentoring will be offered to each caregiver for a 3 month period, through a minimum of six sessions. Mentors and caregivers can choose to contact each other more frequently if they wish.
 
Call or e-mail the Peer Mentor Coordinators to enroll or make a referral:

Ann Burgunder- 646-754-2283

Thea Micoli - 646-754-2282

E-mail: cgpeermentor@gmail.com

Office Address: 145 E. 32"d St. (Lex./3'd Ave.) I 8th Fl. - Rm. 830 
 

Related Document: NYUPeerMentorProgram.pdf


Recognizing Human Trafficking

While not an exhaustive list, these are some key red flags that could alert you to a potential trafficking situation that should be reported:

- Living with employer - Poor living conditions - Multiple people in cramped space - Inability to speak to individual alone - Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed - Employer is holding identity documents - Signs of physical abuse - Submissive or fearful - Unpaid or paid very little - Under 18 and in prostitution

Abductors, pimps, organized crime rings and terrorists will continue to highly profit off of human beings through slavery. By taking action and sharing information, we become part of the solution.


Ryan Health Mobile Health Van Offers Primary Care and Free Flu Shots

Free health treatment to all. Blood Pressure & Diabetes screening, Narcan demos, health education, HIV testing and prevention, flu vaccines.  Learn more at ryanhealth.org/press/ryan-health-launches-new-mobile-health-center-to-provide-primary-care-to-new-york-citys-underserved-communitiesWednesdays 
10am-1pm at Broadway betw 35th & 36th Street
2:15 - 5pm at 51st St betw Lexington & Park Avenue


Substance Abuse Resources

Resources provided by New York State: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/accesshelp/index.cfm

Resources provide by New York City: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/alcohol-and-drug-use.page


ThriveNYC / Mental Health Hotline call 988

July 22, 2022, Mental Health Hotline launched, call 988.

Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at nyc.gov/nycwell. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.


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