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Individuals with a Mental Illness

NAMI Westchester operates a helpline (914-592-5458) to provide resource and support.

We offer the Peer to Peer Education Program. This is a 10 week education program helps individuals learn wellness strategies to maintain their mental health and stay in recovery To register for the calls please call the Program Director at 914-592-5458. For more information on this program go to www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Peer-to-Peer

For information on NAMI Connection Support Groups: www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Connection

For a list of NAMI Westchester NAMI Connection Support Groups please call our offices at 914-592-5458

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If you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves or others call: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: free, confidential 24-hour service accessible via the number 741741

 Crisis Prevention and Response Team: is available to assist with someone who is experiencing, or is at risk of, a psychological crisis, and requires mental health intervention. Call 914-925-5959 or visit their website

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 For information on mental health conditions: www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions

For more information on medication: www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Medication

For more information on treatments: www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Treatment

For health insurance information: www.heathcare.gov

How to find a therapist: www.networktherapy.com/directory/find_therapist.asp

How to find a psychiatrist: www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/psychiatrists/how_to_choose_a_psychiatrist.html

For information on Social Security benefits: www.ssa.gov

For County information on programs, services, clinics and housing contact: Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health at 914-995-5220 or visit their website www.mentalhealth.westchestergov.com

For wellness Strategies: http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/health-wellness/wellness-strategies

For recovery programs, benefit assistance, job training and other resources: www.choiceofny.org

For wellness and socialization support groups: http://choiceofny.org/wellness-socialization-groups/

The R.I.S.E. Center in Mount Vernon has various support groups for people with a mental health condition. To find out about these groups call (914) 664-3444.

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