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 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as 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 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as 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
The Biden Administration today released its FY2024 budget proposal, which requests over $830 million in total federal funding for the 9-8-8 Lifeline for the 2024 fiscal year. The proposed budget includes funding that supports Vibrant's work to continue administering the national 988 Lifeline.Go to Vibrant Welcomes President Biden’s Budget Proposal
Vibrant is excited to announce that, starting Monday, March 6, 2023, the 988 Lifeline LGBTQ+ pilot line is now available 24/7 by texting 988 and by chat at 988lifeline.org/chat/ in addition to the “press 3” option available by phone 24/7. Prior to this, chat and text were only available from 3 p.m.-6 a.m. ET.Go to 988 Lifeline LGBTQ+ Pilot
988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click below to learn more about 988.Go to The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
By working together with parents and caregivers, as well as youth, we help people become effective advocates for the life they want and need. Click the arrow below to learn more about our new Family & Youth Peer Support Services.Go to NEW: Family & Youth Peer Support Services
Get InvolvedLet’s work together to share hope and save lives.
Here's what we know about mental health.Go to Learn about mental health
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