Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $1 billion, multi-year investment to strengthen the state's continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of New Yorkers with unmet mental health needs. The plan will increase inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity, expand outpatient services, boost insurance coverage, and develop thousands of new specialized housing units to serve individuals with mental illness. For more information, see the announcement from the New York State Office of Mental Health.
If you are in crisis, help is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week:
What is 988?
It is a national hotline providing services to anyone who is:
experiencing a mental health or substance-use-related crisis
experiencing any kind of emotional distress
There are three ways to get help:
Dial 9-8-8 to talk to a trained mental health professional