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NYS Parent Guide


Mental Health and Wellness

New York State Prevention and Parent Helpline


Helpline is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day and provides confidential support for anyone coping with the stress of parenting.

NYS Growing Up Healthy Helpline



Confidential support and referrals for emotional health services for pregnant or postpartum women.

New York State HOPEline


Anonymous and confidential help 24-hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Locator

This search engine is part of the U.S. Department of Health. Locate mental health services by agency, address and contact number in your area. Services provided and payment options are given, as well as driving directions.

Postpartum International

Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.

Fatherhood Programs Near You

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation's leading non-profit organization working to end father absence. Underlying many of society's most pressing challenges is a lack of father involvement in their children's lives. National Fatherhood Initiative’s vision is for every child to grow up with an involved, responsible, and committed father. Click the link to find a program or resource near you.