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Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $1 billion, multi-year investment to strengthen the state's continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of New Yorkers with unmet mental health needs. The plan will increase inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity, expand outpatient services, boost insurance coverage, and develop thousands of new specialized housing units to serve individuals with mental illness. For more information, see the announcement from  the New York State Office of Mental Health.

If you are in crisis, help is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week:

What is 988?

It is a national hotline providing services to anyone who is: 

  • suicidal
  • experiencing a mental health or substance-use-related crisis
  • experiencing any kind of emotional distress988 Image

There are three ways to get help:

  • Dial 9-8-8 to talk to a trained mental health professional
  • Text 988 or
  •  Chat online at: 988lifeline.org 

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Lifeline provides compassionate services for those in crisis.  

  • Dialing 2-1-1 on your phone will provide you with information and/or a referral for human services and crisis or suicide prevention services.  
  • If you prefer to text rather than talk, you can receive the same services by texting the following:  898211
  • You can also get help on the website: 211lifeline.org 

2-1-1 is for individuals in Livingston and surrounding counties.

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Livingston County Community Services:

  •  Is a program within the Livingston County Department of Health.  It is the governmental unit charged with:
    • Encouragement of programs aimed at prevention and treatment
    • Receiving and allocating public mental hygiene funds in accordance with New York State (NYS) law
    • System oversight and planning across all mental health, substance use, and developmental disability services in our county

Livingston County Mental Health:

  • Is a county-operated outpatient clinic licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. 
  • We provide services to children and adults with mental health needs. These issues may be the result of stress, significant changes in a person’s/family’s life, or may be more chronic in nature.
  • Our staff includes psychiatrists, therapists (social workers and counselors), nurses, nurse practitioners, and care managers.
  • We provide both tele-therapy and in-person therapy. 
  • Staff are available in the office for crisis needs.