Mental Health Resources

Westchester County has resources specifically to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

On November 17, 2019 we had “Mental Health Awareness Day.” Included in the bulletin was information that we hope is useful to the congregation.

How do you discuss mental health issues with your family and friends? What are you doing to take care of your own mental health? Ten years ago the Presbyterian Church (USA) started an initiative called “Comfort My People” to encourage congregations to talk more openly about mental health. The Mission Commission, in response to this, wants to explore this initiative in our church. The commission has been working to gather resources that can be helpful for talking about mental health with family and friends as well as a ministry of our church. Today we will lift up Mental Health Awareness. Resources are available to the congregation in the Gathering Space at the new welcome desk. We are also working with the Education Commission to have an Adult Ed book study in the spring. The Mission Commission welcomes your ideas on how we can talk about mental health in open and supportive ways. Please contact Jennifer Burns or Jeff Kephart.

In response to the “Comfort My People” mental health initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we offer these links to mental health resources:

Mental Health Resources

Westchester County Mental Health Association
344 Main Street, Suite 301
Mt. Kisco NY 10549
914-345-0700 x. 7303 for information and referrals

Putnam County Mental Health Association
2505 Carmel Ave, Suite 212
Brewster NY 10509

New York State Alliance on Mental Health
99 Pine Street
Albany NY 12207

National Alliance on Mental Health
3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington VA 22203
703-524-7600 (main number)
518-462-2000 (in NYS)

Drug Crisis In Our Backyard
16 Fair Street, Carmel NY 10512

Hotline Numbers

Emergency: 911

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
Text NAMI to 741-741

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Teens:

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)
Alternative Information Line
1-800-DONT CUT (355-8288)

Drug Crisis In Our Backyard “HopeLine”: