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Mental Health & Crisis Resources

If you, or someone you know or love needs help or support through a mental health crisis, its important to get immediate help. Finding help and knowing where to start can often prevent or delay getting treatment and support.

person dialing on cell phone.Emergency Mental Health Crisis Support
CALL 911 If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911.  Emergency services are available 24/7, seven days a week.

Get Help Now! If you or someone you know is in distress or having thoughts of suicide don't wait, call 988. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, FREE, and confidential support to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Talk to someone now!

New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741 or Got5U to 741741 if you’re a college student.

Its important to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your thoughts and feelings. 

Community Mental Health & Crisis Resources

Schenectady County Office of Community Services
Phone: 518-386-2218

Ellis Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Clinic
Address: 1023 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Phone: 518-243-3300

Ellis Adult Mental Health Outpatient Clinic
Address: 1023 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Phone: 518-243-3300

The Living Room (adults only)
Address: 1023 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Phone: 518-243-3300

Mobile Crisis
Phone: 518-292-5499

Northern Rivers Behavioral Health Center
Address: 530 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY
Phone: 518-381-8911

Resources for Children

Sesame Street in Communities offers a wide range of resources for parents and providers on a variety of topics. Learn More 

Download the Sesame Street Asking for Help Activity Book
Grief Support

Losing a friend or loved one can cause emotional distress for people of all ages. Learning to cope and grieve is important to living an emotionally healthy life. It is ok to ask for help.

The Community Hospice provides free Greif Support Services to those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Services include grief counseling, support groups, and programs for children, teens, and families. The Community Hospice also provides emergency grief counseling to schools, businesses, or organizations in response to an accident, sudden death, or tragic event. Learn More

Tips for Supporting Teens After the Death of a Close Friend