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
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
My experience at Vibrant Emotional Health has inspired me to want to make a difference and help people who have experienced trauma or have a hard time dealing with their mental health.Go to What I Learned Interning at Vibrant
In recognition of Pride Month, in this blog I’m going to highlight some of the special disaster behavioral health considerations that exist for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual and gender minority (“LGBTQ+”) individuals, families, and communities.Go to LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Concerns Before, During, & After Disasters
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
"NFL players are just like anyone else — grappling with the natural ups and downs of life — but when we leave the League, we face unique challenges. I know, because I did."Go to Read Former NFL Player, Donovin Darius', Story
In October 2018, the federal government proposed a change to the public charge rule that would expand determinations to be made on whether or not an immigrant receives one or more public benefits, such as Medicaid. This new regulation is likely to impact the behavioral health service community.Go to Statement on the Proposed Public Charge Rule
It is becoming a widely-embraced standard for human service organizations and systems of care to embed a trauma-informed approach into their work in recognition of trauma’s impact on outcomes. But we have to do more.Go to ACES Are High: Transforming Systems of Care from Within
Check out our “Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social and Digital Media” toolkit to help digital community managers and social media platforms establish safety policies for suicidal crisis.Go to Support For Suicidal Individuals On Digital Media
Get InvolvedLet’s work together to share hope and save lives.
This September, share the message that we can all #BeThe1To help someone through crisis.Go to Join Us for Suicide Prevention Month.
Help fund the critical work we do to spread hope and save lives.Go to Support our critical work.