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
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
"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
"This November 11th we’ll celebrate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954, in order to honor veterans of all wars. But do we really know who our veterans are?"Go to The Veteran You Don't Know
"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 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
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.