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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 10 week education program helps individuals learn wellness strategies to maintain their mental health and stay in recovery. To register please call (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 (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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