When you're not feeling okay, mental health services can help you feel better. Mental health care can help. Our project, Communities Thrive, created this public awareness campaign about mental health to help reduce stigma and encourage the community to seek support.
Communities Thrive is an innovative initiative to address mental health needs of underserved New Yorkers. The project, designed by the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health, aims to support communities of color in shaping how and where mental health support is delivered and in exploring new ways to address longstanding barriers to care. Members of our / communities are at greater risk of mental health needs, yet we receive less mental health care than white New Yorkers. Communities Thrive addresses the critical barriers to mental health care we face, including neighborhoods with too few mental health providers, a shortage of providers trained to provide culturally or linguistically competent care, stigma, and lack of medical insurance. In partnership with organizations serving Latinx New Yorkers, Communities Thrive expands access to mental health care through community partnerships and connection to behavioral health services, including tele health, provided by NYC Health + Hospitals.
NMIC serves as one of the community anchors for Communities Thrive, organizing a network of community-based organizations and community health organizations to provide Latinx New Yorkers with mental health assessments, referrals, and greater access to mental health services. Communities Thrive includes a public awareness campaign about mental health to help reduce stigma and encourage the community to seek support.
Here are some free mental health resources that are available to you, your family, and friends or co-workers, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Mental Health Resources
Access to insurance
Children, Youth, and Families
Victims of Violence
Aging New Yorkers