Health & Wellness
Do you need to talk to someone? Don't know where to turn? Helplines are a great way to get support and talk with someone that understands what you are going through. We maintain a great list of hotlines that serve people in New York City and great National Hotlines that can help in a crisis and more specific areas that anyone needs help in. Many of the hotlines provide phone, text-based, and web chat support options.
Mental Health Resources
Mental Health concerns are more common than most other conditions with the human body. For many, many years Mental Health concerns and treatment has been stigmatized. People have been not able to seek help because of the stigma and their fear of the unknown.
Medical Care Resources
In New York City, every resident has a right to stabilizing medical care at any emergency department, hospital, or walk-in clinic. To maintain your health and wellness, you should have a primary care provider that you can get yearly physicals and acts as a center point for referrals and acute care.
Substance Use Recovery Resources
Recovery is possible for anyone wishing to live a life free of addiction. There are many methods such as Harm Reduction, Self-Help Groups, 12-Step Groups, Medical Treatment, Psychological Treatment, and Spiritual Growth. Millions of people around the world have achieved Sobriety and have stayed sober for many, many years. It just takes the ability to ask for help.
Personal Hygiene Programs
Personal Hygiene is an important part of wellness. helpNYC lists programs where individuals and families can get haircuts, do laundry, and find toiletries.
Sexual Health Resources
Sexual health is an important part of health and wellness. helpNYC has gathered information on services and resources available to New Yorkers.
Public Health Campaigns by helpNYC
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been active in New York City since before March 9, 2020 when the State of New York and the City of Nw York declared emergencies and shut our society down.
SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 a severe respiratory syndrome and infectious disease. Its symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
Here is a list of COVID-19 Resources for New Yorkers to utilize.
Mpox Resources & Information
Mpox, formerly known as the Monkeypox virus, is endemic in New York City. helpNYC has created this public health campaign to aggregate information from official government sources and community-based organizations that is essential for New Yorkers to know about the virus.