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 individuals and families 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
After years of being bullied at school and struggling with depression, Mari Franqui was looking for a fresh start when she enrolled at Vibrant’s Adolescent Skills Center (ASC) in the Bronx. As a high school senior, Mari finally found the emotional health support and academic resources she needed to set herself on a path for success.Go to Helping Youth and Young Adults Pursue Their Dreams
He spent years battling drug and alcohol addiction, eventually losing his wife, his business and his home. After enrolling in the Harlem Bay Network Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), Devenkumar Vaidya found the support system he needed to get his life and emotional health back on track.Go to Developing Skills to Navigate Life’s Challenges
Rising high school senior, Stephanie Velazquez, often felt like the adults in her family and life misunderstood her struggle with depression. When a Vibrant therapist entered Stephanie’s life, they formed a bond that would turn the young woman’s life around.Go to Providing Life-Changing Support for Families
When feelings of anxiety occur due to major national, regional, or community events like elections, it can exacerbate other anxieties people may be having that are not necessarily related to that event. Click the arrow below for tips on how to manage anxiety and stress you may be feeling related to the upcoming U.S. elections or similar community events.Go to Coping with Election Stress
Vibrant Emotional Health and The Coalition for Behavioral Health are proud to announce a brand-new emotional and mental health support line for New York City health and behavioral healthcare workers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click through to learn more.Go to Vibrant Launches the FEW Line
The FCC recently designated 988 as the new nationwide number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is a vital step forward that will help save lives. Click through to read our full statement, learn about the history of 988, and more.Go to FCC Designates 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Many communities are experiencing unrest and distress related to the unjust treatment of individuals who are Black in this country. This page offers tips and resources for coping during times of community unrest.Go to Resources for Coping During Community Unrest
"Vibrant stands in solidarity with protestors and community members in calls for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and so many other Black individuals who are the victims of violence and racism." Click to read our full statement.Go to A Statement from President & CEO, Kimberly Williams
Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. These feelings of distress and anxiety can occur even if you are not at high risk of getting sick. Support your emotional wellbeing and others by viewing and sharing our coping tips and resources.Go to COVID-19 Coping Tips & Resources
The decision to seek mental health care requires one to overcome various internal barriers. For ethnic minorities and/or immigrants, additional systemic barriers may further complicate care-seeking and connection.Go to Mental Health in Ethnic Minorities and Immigrants
"After generations of being silenced by stigma, families like mine are no longer interested in letting other’s prejudices prevent us from sharing what we know. We have too much to gain by doing so. So often it’s in our stories that we find our strength and our hope."Go to The Power of Connection
Get InvolvedLet’s work together to share hope and save lives.
Here's what we know about mental health.Go to October 10 is World Mental Health Day
Help fund the critical work we do to spread hope and save lives.Go to Support our critical work.