Mental Health

Staten Island Based Mental Health Resources

The SIMHS is a private, not-for-profit children's mental health services agency that has been serving Staten Island children with special needs and their families since 1895. Our 300 professional and support staff provide assistance to more than 5,000 individuals each year (over one-in-ten Staten Island families) in 20 programs at 21 locations throughout the borough.

718-442-2225

Preventative Programs available in Staten Island provide case management and counseling services to families at risk of losing their children to foster care or involvement in Family Court.

50 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301

718-447-7740

The 9 Family Resource Centers provide individual and group-based family support services to parents and caregivers of children and youth (birth - age 24) identified as having or at risk for developing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenged using a family and young peer model.

1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

844-ONE-CALL 718-761-9800

New York City Administration for Children's Services Family Assessment Program provides support to families who are struggling to deal with every day challenges.

350 St. Mark's Pl, 5th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301

718-720-0418

718-720-0071

We work with families struggling with a variety of challenges, like separation, loss, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and transitions.

358 St. Mark's Pl, 4th-5th Floors, Staten Island, NY 10301

718-727-3303

Serving New Yorkers of all backgrounds, we strive to help individuals realize their potential and live as independently as possible. Mental health support for children at risk or with special needs. No diagnosis necessary.

1765 South Ave (near DMV), Staten Island, NY 10314

Deborah Miller 718-698-5307

The SIDDC assists in planning, promotion and development of services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members.

930 Willowbrook Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

718-983-5321

Our intensive Family Preventive Services program offers free counseling for teens and their families. We serve youth ages 11-18 and their families who are facing diverse challenges such as truancy or school programs, parent.child conflicts, substance abuse, and other behavior issues.

304 Prospect Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

347-291-8707

Camp Good Grief of Staten Island offers a free camp for grieving children and teens. Campers create positive memories, participate in age appropriate activities and experience much more. Camp is open to Staten Island children and teens ages 7 to 16 who are grieving a significant loss.

Camp occurs over the weekend twice a year

888-507-4474

A crisis is an event, situation, or period, which causes uncertainty, distress, pain, and difficulty. In response, a crisis calls people to action to avoid further damaging effects.

Children's Mobile Crisis Team provide rapid response crisis care for children, teens, and their families. The crisis team consists of licensed clinical staff with advanced degrees in counseling as well as family advocates

1-800-Lifenet

As part of the City's Thrive NYC initiative, the NYC Department of Health is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenged and crisis

Focusing on six principles: change the culture, act early, close treatment gaps, partner with communities, use better data, and strengthen government's ability to lead, ThriveNYC hopes to create the most comprehensive mental health plan on any city or state in the nation.

Trouble coping? Don't struggle alone. We're here to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety or drug and alcohol misuse. For you or someone you care about

1-888-NYC-WELL

Online resource directory connecting New Yorkers with free and low-cost health and social services

Samaritans is a safe place to call. We are completely confidential and do not use caller ID, so you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish. Samaritans is a non-religious, not-for-profit organization that has operated our crisis response hotline for 30 years in the NYC-Metropolitan area. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

212-673-3000

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities

Mental Health Resources for Teachers

The School Mental Health Program offers a wide range of full, comprehensive mental health services in the school and have been providing on-site mental health services to students for over 20 years. There are over 200 programs serving schools in all five boroughs.

The mission of OSYD is to help schools to create and maintain a safe, orderly and supportive school environment for students.

Online training for middle and high school educators, 1 hour training available 24/7. Kognito Sign-In

Scott Bloom sbloom5@schools.nyc.gov

212-374-6848

SIPCW serves as project lead for the BHIP which focuses on restructuring the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program. BHIP focuses specifically on the mental health and substance abuse infrastructure to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations by increasing access to quality behavioral health services on Staten Island.

718-226-0349

NYCID provides youth, community, and professional development programs, as well as dispute resolution services that educate and inform the public about constructive problem-solving, effective communication, and intercultural awareness.

130 Stuyvesant Pl, 5th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301

718-815-4557

Materials to help high schools design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.

Curriculum

HealthTeacher is a US health curriculum for elementary teachers. Subscription has been free to all NYC k-5 teachers.

HealthSmart is a comprehensive health education program for middle and high school.

Online training for middle and high school educators, 1 hour training available 24/7. Kognito Sign-In

Scott Bloom sbloom5@schools.nyc.gov

212-374-6848

Materials to help high schools design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.

The mission of the ADAP program is to develop a nationally available school based curriculum to educate high school students, teachers and parents about teenage depression.

Mental Health Organizations and Programs

IlluminArt Productions writes and produces plays that inspire, educate, and enlighten audiences. Focused on topics with social impact that have the potential to be a catalyst for change. Current topics include bullying & violence, underage drinking, childhood obesity, grief & loss, aging, and breast cancer.

347-951-9650

Sanford Harmony creates inclusive classroom communities, where teaching takes priority over resolving personality conflicts or issues among students. Students are taught meaningful and productive ways to interact and express themselves.

Cloud9World is a social and emotional learning program that integrates literacy as the vehicle for teacher character strengths. Books, reading assessments, individual application rubrics and wide-ranging activities are included.

The enACT program delivers a customized program focused on teaching social & emotional skill-building and restorative approaches resulting in behavior change and personal transformation.

630 North Ave, Suite 305, NY, NY 10036

212-741-6591

A program of the Model Redesign team in NYC Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Readiness. Designed to connect and support NYC public middle and high schools that are using master/competency-based systems and that work collaboratively to improve implementation of their mastery systems. Our active community of practitioners aims to organize, explain and strengthen mastery-grading and learning practices.

AMAZE creates fun, honest videos to help teens and tweens make sense of sex, relationships and growing up. AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed.

S'cool Moves provides strategies for focus, learning, ADHD, reading challenges and sensory processing issues. We support students by bringing therapy techniques into the classroom for the benefit of all students, not just those who receive support services.

Evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management ad developmental awareness.

The #Day1 Campaign is an effective, immediate and free way to reduce bullying, harassment and humiliation. It requires a person in authority, a clear statement of behavior expectations, and verbal confirmation of understanding from the group.

"Bucket fillers" are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. Help students understand the importance of consideration and love, particularly towards those who bully.

Peaceful Playgrounds enhances learning, prevents bullying and promotes positive social interactions on the playground.

Second Step uses social-emotional learning that provides children with an extra dimension to education, focusing on improving cooperation, communication and decision making. SEL teaches children techniques to gain confidence, set goals, make better decisions, collaborate with others in work and play, and navigate the world more effectively.

Mental Health Resources for Families

Our intensive Family Preventive Services program offers free counseling for teens and their families. We serve youth ages 11-18 and their families who are facing diverse challenges such as truancy or school programs, parent.child conflicts, substance abuse, and other behavior issues

304 Prospect Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

347-291-8707

3911 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312

Jacqueline Filis 718-948-3232 jfilis@ymcanyc.org

Executive Director of counseling services.

The FRCs provide individual and group-based family support services to parents/caregivers of children and youth (birth - age 24) identified as having or at risk for developing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenged using a family and youth peer model. Services are free of charge and no referral is needed to access services.

Staten Island FRC-JBJCS

2795 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

Program Directory: Deborah Miller 718-698-5307

Serving New Yorkers of all backgrounds, we strive to help individuals realize their potential and live as independently as possible. Mental health support for children at risk or with special needs. No diagnosis necessary

1765 South Ave (near DMV), Staten Island, NY 10314

Deborah Miller 718-698-5307

We work with families struggling with a variety of challenges, like separation, loss, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and transitions

358 St. Mark's Pl 4th-5th Floors, Staten Island, NY 10301

718-727-3303

The 9 Family Resource Centers provide individual and group-based family support services to parents and caregivers of children and youth (birth - age 24) identified as having or at risk for developing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenged using a family and young peer model

1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

718-761-9800

Camp Good Grief of Staten Island offers a free camp for grieving children and teens. Campers create positive memories, participate in age appropriate activities and experience much more. Camp is open to Staten Island children and teens ages 7 to 16 who are grieving a significant loss.

Camp occurs over the weekend twice a year

888-507-4474

AMAZE creates fun, honest videos to help teens and tweens make sense of sex, relationships and growing up. AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed.

MentalHealth.gov offers parents and caregivers a resource of warning signs and what to look for, if their child is struggling mentally, what to do, and how to talk about mental health

The mission of the ADAP program is to develop a nationally available school based curriculum to educate high school students, teachers and parents about teenage depression.

Additional Resources

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI offers education programs, and public awareness events and activities to help fight the stigma of mental health

Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed only by accidents.

National Institute of Mental Health offers statistics on mental health including prevalence, disability, cost, and global

MentalHealth.gov is a resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with information about mental health, what to look for, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 ours a day, 7 days a week.

Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth in the United States. Lifeline is free and confidential with trained counselors trained to listen without judging and can refer callers to supportive local organizations and groups.

Lifeline: 1-866-488-7396

Text: Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

Trevor Support Center: a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions and more.