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
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
"We celebrate the FCC’s conclusion that we urgently need a universal 3 digit number for accessing the Lifeline, but we also believe that as the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act advances, it is important to have further discussion regarding the best possible way to achieve this important goal."Go to A Letter to Representatives Moulton and Stewart
A proposed aspect of HARPA would be the collection of digital data from devices used by people living with mental illness in an attempt to determine who is at increased risk of perpetrating mass gun violence. Vibrant Emotional Health opposes this approach.Go to Health Advanced Research Projects Agency Statement
The #BeThe1To campaign shares 5 action steps anyone can take to help save a life. Visit the site to view resources, tips and messages throughout National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond. Learn about #BeThe1To's 5 action steps hereGo to National Suicide Prevention Month
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
Vibrant has developed the Trauma-Informed Perspectives Practice Series (TIPPS), a sequence of six workshops that can be customized to service providers in a variety of sectors. These workshops are designed to raise awareness about trauma and its impact on both program participants and providers.Go to Engaging Organizations in Trauma Informed Practice
Check out our toolkit for managing workplace stress, created for organizations that work with people in the community, including human and social services, civic and arts organizations, and many others in the nonprofit sector.Go to Staying in Balance
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.