Mental Health / Community Services

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: 

  • suicidal
  • experiencing a mental health or substance-use-related crisis
  • experiencing any kind of emotional distress988 Image

There are three ways to get help:

  • Dial 9-8-8 to talk to a trained mental health professional
  • Text 988 or
  •  Chat online at: 

What is 211? A link to 2-1-1 lifeline for crisis services Opens in new window

Lifeline provides compassionate services for those in crisis.  

  • Dialing 2-1-1 on your phone will provide you with information and/or a referral for human services and crisis or suicide prevention services.  
  • If you prefer to text rather than talk, you can receive the same services by texting the following:  898211
  • You can also get help on the website: 

2-1-1 is for individuals in Livingston and surrounding counties.

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Livingston County Community Services:

  •  Is a program within the Livingston County Department of Health.  It is the governmental unit charged with:
    • Encouragement of programs aimed at prevention and treatment
    • Receiving and allocating public mental hygiene funds in accordance with New York State (NYS) law
    • System oversight and planning across all mental health, substance use, and developmental disability services in our county

Livingston County Mental Health:

  • Is a county-operated outpatient clinic licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. 
  • We provide services to children and adults with mental health needs. These issues may be the result of stress, significant changes in a person’s/family’s life, or may be more chronic in nature.
  • Our staff includes psychiatrists, therapists (social workers and counselors), nurses, nurse practitioners, and care managers.
  • We provide both tele-therapy and in-person therapy. 
  • Staff are available in the office for crisis needs.