National Mental Health Association:
In Crisis? 1-800-273-TALK If you, a friend or a loved one is going through a tough time in your life and you need someone to talk to.

> Find Treatment
> Find Support Groups
> Medication Info.
> Prescription Payment
> Inpatient Treatment
> Find Clinical Trials
> Treatment Complaint
> Find a Local Affiliate
> Insurance Questions
> Mental Health Parity
> Appealing Denials

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation:
Call 1-800-829-8289 or e-mail

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Infoline staff is available to answer basic questions about the symptoms, causes and treatments of psychiatric illnesses. Information on support groups and other mental health organizations can also be provided.

This service is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. At other times, callers may leave a name and number, with a description of the type of information requested and a staff member will contact them.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation does not give out medical advice. If urgent care is needed, please refer to a mental health professional or call 911. The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Infoline was developed to provide educational materials and to answer many frequently asked questions. It is not staffed by medically degreed individuals but by master's level staff members familiar with psychiatric diseases

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am- 6 pm, Eastern time.

You may also e-mail Nami at

Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness.

The Information HelpLine offers:

  • Information. We provide general (non-professional) information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression; issues affecting children, adolescents & young families; general questions about medication; NAMI programs (such as Family-to-Family and In Our Own Voice); NAMI policy positions (such as mental health parity) … and a whole lot more!

  • Referrals. Callers are referred to NAMI state offices, local affiliates and support groups throughout the country and to other organizations serving the needs of those affected by serious mental illness.

  • Support. Trained volunteers - consumers and family members - are in a unique position to offer support and empathy from people who know what it's like and who have "been there."


Bereavement Support Groups:
(loss of spouse, child, parent, children's groups, etc)

  • Hospice Care Network: Woodbury and Bay Shore, call (516) 832-7100
  • Good Shepherd Hospice: meets in Nassau and Suffolk Locations call 631-465-6253
  • Schneider Children's Hospital "Center for Hope", New Hyde Park, Call Susan Thomas 516-470-3123
  • The Compassionate Friends support group (loss of a child). for your local chapter

Information for Survivors of Suicide:
A Place for Hope
St. Rose of Lima Church
Fr. Graham Center, Massapequ, New York
4th Wed of the month 7:30pm
Call Anne Marie Maiorana (516)868-1576

Long Island Survivors of Suicide
181-34 Aberdeen Road
Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: Bill or Beverly Feigelman, 718-380-8205 or visit
Meeting Place: Temple Tikvah
3315 Hillside Ave.
New Hyde Park, NY 11030
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
2nd Wednesday of the month, from 7:30-9:30PM

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Toll-free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
Phone: (212) 363-3500
Fax: (212) 363-6237

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