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
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
Patients' severe functional limitations, disability, increasing dependence on others, and the fear of becoming a burden are significant risk factors for elder suicide. Physicians must make efforts to ascertain their older patients' mental status and potential suicide ideation.Go to How Physicians Can Help Prevent Elder Suicide
On behalf of its Steering Committee in 2008, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline released a white paper definitively stating that bridge barriers were the optimal means for preventing suicides from bridges. Additional research, relevant experiential findings and major developments have emerged since 2008, including the landmark decision by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District to erect a suicide deterrent net, beginning in 2017.Go to Suicide Prevention on Bridges
Get InvolvedLet’s work together to share hope and save lives.
Join us at our 26th Annual Gala June 19th in New York City.Go to Attend our next event.
Help fund the critical work we do to spread hope and save lives.Go to Support our critical work.