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Hotlines/Advocacy

Crisis Line
Available 24 hours a day, the crisis line is staffed by qualified personnel who will speak with callers and make recommendations based on the situation.
(845) 225-1222Suicide Prevention HOTLINES
LIFE LINE : 1-800-273-TALK
914-946-0121Senate/Assembly/New York Legislation Hotline
Provides information about the status of current mental health legislation.
1-800-342-9860, 518-455-7545
Depression & Bi-Polar Support Alliance
730 North Franklin, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610-7204
312-642-0049, 1-800-826-3632
Provides information, referrals and/or educational materials. Hold conventions, regional conferences and bookstore.New York State Office of Mental Health – Customer Relations
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
 1-800-597-8481
Customer Relations representatives who will provide you with information about available services, help you with solving problems or referral. For example, if client`s county of residence does not have required mental health services, this office can force the county to subcontract the services from another county.
Available Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
Payment Terms: Free
Eligibility: Before you call: contact someone most closely associated with your problem, such as program staff, therapist, nurse, etc,; contact the director of the program; contact your county mental health authority.
Special Programs:
1-800-210-6456 for people who speak only Spanish
1-800-597-9810 TDD for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.United Way’s Help Line   United Way of Westchester/Putnam
914-949-4636 or 211
Information and referral line that maintains information on health and human service agencies in Westchester and Putnam. Available Monday – Friday, 7am-7pm.
Payment Terms: Free
Special Programs:
TDD Line: 914-949-4796
Spanish speaking available

NYAPRS  New York Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
1 Columbia Place
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12207
518-436-0008
www.NYAPRS.org
NYAPRS is a statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery oriented community based mental services. We value difference and promote cultural competence in all aspects of our work.
NYAPRS is dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses, and those with trauma-related conditions by promoting their recovery, rehabilitation and rights so that all people can participate freely in the opportunities of society.

New York State Commission on the Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305-2397
1-800-624-4143
www.cqcapd.states.ny.us
Email: garymasline@cqcapd.state.ny.us

Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled
99 Washington Avenue
Suite 1002
Albany, NY 12210
(800) 624-4143

PEOPLE (People to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically-Labeled), Inc.
378 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1034
(845) 452-2728