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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) 225-1222

Suicide Prevention HOTLINES
LIFE LINE : 1-800-273-TALK
914-946-0121

Senate/Assembly/New York Legislation Hotline
Provides information about the status of current mental health legislation.
1-800-342-9860, 518-455-7545

National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
www.nami.org
The NAMI Helpline is a toll-free information and referral service that provides emotional support, referrals to local organizations, and treatment information for thousands of callers who contact the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) each year. Call for information about mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. Some other issues that NAMI addresses are the latest treatment and research breakthroughs, health insurance parity, employment opportunities, housing concerns, and behavioral managed care.
Special Programs:
   Spanish speaking

New York State Alliance on Mental Illness
99 Pine St. Suite 302
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 462-2000

www.naminys.org
NAMI-New York State (Help Line)
(568) 462-2000
1-800-950-3228
helpline@naminys.org

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.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
4 Cromwell Place
White Plains, NY 10601
914-949-1305 ext 135
Email: mferone@lshv.org
Advice, legal representation for low income persons in civil matters, including welfare/benefits, housing, disability, elder law, domestic violence, AIDS law.
Payment Terms: Free
Special Programs: Spanish speaking

Legal Aid
19 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
845-225-8466
Email: legalpcaid@aol.com
Provides free legal services on criminal matters and certain family court issues.
Payment Terms: Free
Eligibility: Indigent public assistance recipient or limited income and by application only.

Mental Hygiene Legal Service
Established by the New York State Legislature, it has the responsibility of protecting the rights of patients in psychiatric programs and developmental centers. This telephone number is prominently posted on the hospital unit and given to each patient at the time of admission:
(845) 454-9460

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

Mental Health Association in Dutchess County
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-2500

Mental Health Association in Ulster County
PO Box 2304
Kingston, NY 12402-2304
(845)  339-9090

Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.
713 Union Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4619

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

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