Help for You

Help for You

Help for You

Everyone feels down sometimes. Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength.

About Those Emotions

How are you feeling?

Everyone has different feelings, ways of thinking, problems and solutions, good days and bad days. This is normal. But when your feelings or reactions start to impact your ability to cope with daily activities or relationships, it may be time to get some professional help. 

If You Need to Talk to Someone

If You Need to Talk to Someone

If you are struggling and need help, talk to someone. The first step in finding a helping hand is to ask. Not sure where to turn or whom to talk to? 

Message for Help

Do You Feel

  • Overly anxious, fearful, stressed, or worried? 
  • Bored, apathetic, unmotivated? 
  • Out of energy or tired all the time?
  • Unable to slow down or sit still?  
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Are You

  • Having a hard time managing your feelings or experiencing extreme mood swings? 
  • Feeling like hurting or cutting yourself? 
  • Finding it especially difficult to cope with everyday challenges?
  • Being bullied, but are afraid to talk to anyone about it?
  • Anxious about talking to other people?
  • Using drugs and alcohol in a way that is becoming a problem?

Articles and Fact Sheets

Paula Yanes-Lukin, PhD

Is your child worried, fearful, or nervous? These feelings make us human, but too much worry, or anxiety, might be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. 

John Paul M. Reyes, PhD

People of all ages, including children, teens, and young adults, sometimes feel down, depressed, irritable, or sad. If these feelings last longer than 2 weeks and start to affect parts of daily life such as eating, sleeping, relationships, or school, a person may be experiencing depression.

Preventing suicide takes communication and a commitment to helping and being helped. There are many free and confidential resources available.

We're Here to Help

Need help immediately? Call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Looking for a Therapist? Call (212)305-6001 or use the Find a Therapist tool.

Are you in crisis or is someone you know having thoughts of suicide? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), click to chat, or text "HOME" to 741741.

In an abusive relationship? Call 1-866-331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522.