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For veterans and their families, we are working to transform lives through positive, meaningful improvement in access to services, education and policy reform. Through a comprehensive array of services, we offer educational programs, crisis counseling tailored to the specific needs of veterans and their families, as well as an alliance of nearly 1,000 stakeholders brought together to identify the unmet needs of veterans and promote policy and practice changes.

Veterans’ Crisis Line

The Veterans’ Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends to a supportive counselor through a confidential hotline, online chat, or text 24/7/365 1-800-273-8255. Press 1 for calls, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive the support you need.

Stories We Carry

Stories We Carry, launched by MHA-NYC in 2014, will start a national conversation about the impact of war, providing a live forum for veterans, their families and civilian members of the community to share personal stories in a safe space free of judgment and politics.

Stories We Carry will create a community that fosters a sense of shared responsibility, service, and support. Learn more.

Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition (VMHC)

MHA-NYC has a strong voice in creating a better future for veterans, but when that voice is combined with the nearly 1,000 stakeholders who make up the Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition of NYC (VMHC), the chorus for change is powerful. That’s why the Center founded the VMHC to highlight the mental health needs of veterans, service members and their families. 

Before the VMHC, the community as a whole was unprepared to meet the needs of veterans. Now, the the Coalition works diligently to identify unmet needs, promote policy and practice changes, and educate members on state-of-the-art practices to serve veterans and their families.

Related Resources

MHA-NYC, in partnership with Essential Learning, a national leader in online behavioral health education, is proud to host a website devoted to helping behavioral health professionals access up-to-date, cost-effective training modules.

The Serving Our Veterans Certificate is a public/private partnership among the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), and Essential Learning to ensure that our exceptional veterans and their families receive the exceptional services they deserve.

Find out more about this innovative online learning experience.