Community Mental Health Resources


Welcome to the Community Mental Health Resources page of the New York Institute of Technology's College Counseling Center! We understand that college life can present unique challenges that may impact your mental health and overall well-being. We are here to provide you with a supportive and caring environment, and to offer resources that can help you navigate any difficulties you may face during your time here. Please note, the resources included here are not endorsed by New York Institute of Technology and New York Tech is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. However, we have taken great care in choosing these resources based on their reputation, accessibility, and commitment to student well-being.

If you have opted for the student health plan through Aetna, here is a link to access support. If not, please check your individual insurance card for mental health providers. Use this link to access information about your student health insurance at New York Tech.


National Hotlines and Resource Websites

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Provides 24/7 trained crisis counselors to support and intervene during a crisis. Dial 988.

RAINN (National anti-sexual violence organization: National Sexual Assault Hotline. 800.656.HOPE or chat online at

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline. 800.799.SAFE or Promoting Healthy Relationships for young adults. Call 866.331.9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): for information, free screening, and resources for eating disorders.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Helpline for information and referrals for mental and/or substance use disorders. 24/7 Call 800.662.HELP or text 435748 to find help near you.

Translifeline: Peer support phone hotline run 24/7 by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call 877.565.8860.

The Trevor Project: Information and support for LGBTQ+. 24/7 hotline call 866.488.7386 or text 678678 for support.

Veterans Crisis line: Dial 988 then Press 1; or text 838255.

Free Peer Support Groups to Manage Substance Abuse Issues

Alcohol Anonymous: To find out more about this free and simple program and to locate a meeting near you, visit the website

Al-Anon Family Groups: Help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics visit the website

Narcotic Anonymous: Help for those addicted to drugs. To find a meeting visit the website

Locate and Learn About Local Therapists

In addition to contacting your healthcare insurance provider:

Psychology Today: Filter mental health providers by issue, insurance, gender and more

Headway: Find a mental health provider covered by your insurance

Mindful Care: Urgent mental healthcare for same day appointment

BIPOC Mental Health Resource Links

Mental health information and support developed to be more accessible for the BIPOC community:

The Steven Fund: Dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Asian Mental health Collective: Dedicated to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian Community.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Dedicated to remove barrier for black people to access emotional health care and healing.

Hispanic Counseling Center: A multi-service agency that provides bilingual treatment and prevention services for chemical dependency, mental illness, and more.

Inclusive Therapist: A directory with therapists who offer care specifically for your unique identity.

South Asian Therapist: Dedicated to helping you find South Asian mental health professionals.

Therapy for Black Girls: Dedicated to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues that prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist.

Therapy for Black Men: Dedicated to providing Multiculturally-competent care to Black men.

Therapy for Latinx: Dedicated to providing information around mental health for those in the Latinx community.

Local Long Island Community Mental Health Providers

Nassau Guidance and Counseling: In-person and telehealth psychotherapy with 36 locations. 516.221.9494

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services: Local community provider specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

The Safe Center: Provides free services for victims of abuse, domestic violence, or sexual assault. 24/7 Hotline. 516.542.0404

LICC (Long Island Crisis Center): Provides free and confidential services to help Long Islanders navigate critical times. 24/7 Crisis Hotline 516.679.1111

PFY (Pride for Youth): A division of the LICC. PFY provides services and advocacy for the LGBTQ community on Long Island and in Queens. 24/7 Hotline 516.679.1111

New Horizon Counseling Center: New Horizon Counseling Center. Non-profit behavioral health organization which provides individual and group counseling across the life span. 833.523.4357

New York City Community Health Care Providers

CVTC: The Crime Victims Treatment Center is a non-for-profit organization committed to helping people deal with violent crimes.

Park Avenue Psychotherapy: Private group psychotherapy practice in Manhattan.

NYC Well: NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance use support, information, and referrals. You can reach the toll-free help line 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

NYC Unity Project: The NYC Unity Project was created to address the discrimination and obstacles to getting an education and employment often experienced by young people who identify as LGBTQ+.

The Door: The Door's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. In addition to health, legal, education, counseling and career services, The Door provides a wide range of programs and services geared towards LGBTQ+ members.