Community Mental Health Resources

New York City Resources

Life Net
1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)
Life Net is a referral line for people in crisis. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help to get someone to your home / apartment by mobile crisis teams and ambulances. They can also help you to identify a provider in your area.

Health Information Tool for Empowerment
HITE is a free online resource that has a directory of affordable mental and physical health clinics, social services, immigrant support services, health insurance programs, and legal assistance

Citywide Health Insurance Access

Haitian American Psychiatric Association

New York Association of Black Psychologists

New York City Children’s Center

Office of Mental Health

Featured Books


It is a collection of 10 short stories that span over 20 years

Black Pain:
It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting

Black Men and Depression:
Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends

Learning to Lead:
Lessons in Leadership for People of Faith

Racism and Racial Identity:
Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health
and Social Services

The Window of Grace:
Living in Recovery Through Christian Faith

It is a collection of 10 short stories that span over 20 years focusing on my patients, family and my personal struggles with faith in God. It is available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. There is also a Kindle/e-Book version. Below is a 46 second You Tube video trailer about the book that anyone can access via the this link.

Nationally acclaimed author Terrie Williams is credited with starting an unprecedented national dialogue on the recounts her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of mental illnesses have on the African-American community.
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John Head writes a personal, riveting, and fact-filled description of how depression has devastated generations of African American men, and he challenges psychiatric providers and the black community to address the emotional pain of men.
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Edited by Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., this book is the first comprehensive resource for teaching spiritual leadership development in the twenty-first century—for all faith traditions.
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Edited by Lisa Blitz and Mary Pender Greene, this powerful book examines the emotional and psychological impact of culture and identity within the context of racism and racial identity in treatment.
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Written by author and activist Kimme Carlos, The Window of Grace is a rich blend of personal history and concrete advice to help everyone suffering through addiction find recovery through faith.

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National Resources

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

All Healers Mental Health Alliance

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

Association of Black Psychologists

Black Mental Healthnet

Black Psychiatrists of America

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Fathers Incorporated

Healthy Minds

Mental Health Ministries

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Association of Black Social Workers

National Medical Association

Psychology Today

Society for Emotional Well Being World Wide

Student National Medical Association

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)