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Local Mental Health Helplines



If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help.

Office of Mental Health

Mental Health Association in New York State works to end the stigma against mental illness and promotes mental health wellness through education, advocacy, community-based partnership programming and counseling. For assistance or more information, please call (518)-434-0439. 


Get Help Now Don't wait. Connect with someone who will listen and help.

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

NAMI-NYC Helpline 212-684-3264

Crisis Text Line 

Text 741741 anywhere, anytime for 24/7 support at your fingertips!

Crisis Text Line is here to support you through any crisis.

A volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm! 

Providing Consent for COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing of students (grades 1 through 12) and staff is an important part of how New York City is protecting our school communities. In order for your child in to participate in the in-school COVID testing program, it is important that you provide consent. You can fill out the testing consent form in your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) or download a printable version at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting. Don’t have an NYC Schools Account? Learn how to get started at schools.nyc.gov/NYCSA.

For questions, email Covid19SchoolTesting@schools.nyc.gov

Health and Safety in Our Schools

Your child’s school is taking many important precautions to help keep students and staff healthy and safe this school year.

Visit the Health and Safety in Our Schools page for more information on:

‣  Vaccination       ‣  Health Screening

‣  Face Coverings   ‣  Physical Distancing 

‣  Ventilation       ‣  Cleaning

‣  Outdoor Learning   ‣  COVID-19 Testing 

‣  Closure and Quarantine    ‣  Medically Necessary Instruction