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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

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Rest assured there are qualified therapists in New York City who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for New York City

With more than double the population of any other U.S. city, New York faces an especially daunting mental health crisis. A 2015 report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that at least one in five adult residents is likely to experience a mental health issue in any given year. Minority and lower-income residents are disproportionately affected and more likely to be misdiagnosed or untreated.

Major depression is the single biggest source of disability in New York City, with about 8% of adult New Yorkers reporting symptoms of depression each year. Fewer than 40% receive care for the condition.

Substance use is among the leading causes of premature death in every neighborhood in New York City. Among people ages 18 to 64, more than 70,000 emergency room visits and 1,800 deaths can be traced to alcohol use annually. In line with national trends, opioid-related overdoses have increased in recent years, as have deaths and psychotic episodes related to synthetic marijuana use. Between depression and substance use, New York City loses an estimated $14 billion in productivity each year.

As with many metropolitan areas, homelessness is a major concern in New York City. An estimated 35% of people who have stayed in NYC Department of Homeless Services shelters have a serious mental health issue; the number is higher among those who live on the streets.

Children and adolescents in NYC also struggle with mental health. About 8% of high school students in New York City say they have attempted suicide, and 73,000 report sadness or hopelessness each month. But there is reason for optimism: in July 2018, New York became the first state to enact a law updating the mental health curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Mental Health Programs in New York City

The introduction of Kendra's Law in 1999 set the stage for major changes in mental health services and protection. After a man with a serious mental health issue pushed Kendra Webdale in front of a subway train, the city recognized the urgent need for assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). Kendra's Law allows courts—after extensive due process—to order that people with serious mental illness who meet certain criteria undergo psychiatric treatment. Studies have found that Kendra’s Law has helped to reduce a variety of behavioral health issues.

New York City has also made an effort in recent years to empower residents to assist in identifying and responding to mental health issues. The city offers free, eight-hour “mental health first aid” trainings in all five boroughs as part of its ThriveNYC initiative. ThriveNYC has a six-pronged approach to mental health treatment: (1) change the culture, (2) act early, (3) close treatment gaps, (4) partner with communities, (5) use data better, and (6) strengthen government’s ability to lead.

Other NYC-based mental health organizations include NAMI-NYC Metro, Vibrant Emotional Health, and Fountain House.


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