Meet some of the people whose lives were transformed with the help of Vibrant’s work and programs. Hear their stories, their words, and their voices, through these stories of hope and change.


Vibrant Provides Vital Support During COVID-19

In this unprecedented time, Vibrant continues to provide our life-saving services, and we have adapted and extended our reach to help individuals, families, and communities build resiliency and manage mental health challenges due to COVID-19. Our crisis line counselors are helping an ever-increasing number of individuals who are reaching out expressing fear, anxiety, and uncertainty… View Article

Supporting Your Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

This page is regularly updated with new resources and information. What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have described the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United… View Article

We Wish You Light

By Joe Hunt, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC Most of this month’s celebrations are inspired by Christmas and Hanukkah, the two major religious holidays celebrated by Christians and Jewish believers, respectively, in the U.S. But those aren’t the only religious holidays this month that some families will celebrate together. In fact,… View Article

Emotional Wellness This Holiday Season

In this informative Q&A that addresses common misconceptions related to mental health concerns during the holidays, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education at Vibrant Emotional Health, makes recommendations and provides supportive resources that will help you and your loved ones remain emotionally healthy this season. Q: Is it… View Article

Promote Emotional Wellness by Supporting Vibrant

At Vibrant Emotional Health, we believe everyone can achieve emotional wellbeing with dignity and respect. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we’ve been able to offer innovative and impactful services and supports this year. For instance, – We worked with a local hospital to directly address the high utilization of emergency rooms for… View Article

The Power of Connection

By Marin Sardy, Author of The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia With the holidays approaching, I find myself thinking a lot about mental health in the context of families and relationships. In my memoir, The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia, I wrote about my experiences with the schizoaffective disorder that my mother… View Article

The Veteran You Don’t Know

By Joe Hunt, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC and Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Vibrant’s Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education 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… View Article

What We Know About Mental Health

Click here to download this page as a PDF File. 20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year. Only 40% of individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders get treatment. Of those who get treatment, less than 1/3 get minimally adequate care. Suicide is the tenth leading cause… View Article

Statement on the proposed Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA)

Federal officials have signaled potential support for the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), the stated aim of which would be to study the causes of mass violence in order to enhance prevention efforts. Increased Federal support for the study of the factors contributing to gun violence would be an important step… View Article