Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Health’s groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone.
Who We AreHelping people achieve mental and emotional wellbeing with dignity and respect.
What We DoWe connect people with emotional support and care when, where, and how they need it.
We run innovative community programs for people at all stages of life, and state-of-the-art crisis lines like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, NYC Well, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and the NFL Life Line. Our advocacy and education work strives for systemic change. This hands on experience gives us a unique understanding of the issues people face every day.Learn More
Our ImpactWhat we do works.
Over 50 years of groundbreaking ideas and state-of-the-art technology means we help thousands of people live more vibrant lives every day.
Calls the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline receives every year
Youth who have earned competitive employment using skills learned at our Adolescent Skills Centers
Families have received advocacy and support through our Family Resource Centers
Number of people we offer life-changing and life-saving support to nationally
I’ll never forget when the first call came into the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on my first day as a crisis counselor. I wondered, "What if I said the wrong thing?"Go to I Work At A Suicide Hotline—Here's What It's Like
Digital communities and social media platforms provide important vehicles to express ourselves. The “Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social and Digital Media” can help digital community managers and social media platforms establish safety policies for helping individuals in suicidal crisis.Go to Support For Suicidal Individuals On Social And Digital Media
Christian Burgess, Director of the DDH, a program of SAMHSA administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, offers an overview of how anyone with an interest in disaster emotional care can get involved in their community throughout the disaster cycle.Go to Volunteering in Disaster Emotional Care
Technology-based interventions have the potential to significantly improve the efficient assessment and treatment of behavioral health disorders.Go to Advancing Technologies in Behavioral Health Care
Kelly Clarke, Director of NYC Well, and Anitha Iyer, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer for Vibrant, discuss how NYC Well uses new technology combat NYC's opioid crisis in Behavioral Health News.Go to How NYC Well Leverages Tech for Opioid Care
Vibrant Emotional Health condemns the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents that has occurred by order of the Federal government, and demands immediate reunification of these children with their families.Go to Our Statement on Family Separation
Get InvolvedLet’s work together to share hope and save lives.
Find out how you can #BeThe1To help safe a life.Go to Join Us for National Suicide Prevention Month.
Help fund the critical work we do to spread hope and save lives.Go to Support our critical work.