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Related and useful mental health links prepared by Minisink Valley School District mental health and counseling professionals.

Counselor’s Bulletin Board #MVMade

Crisis Text Line:  A free, anonymous, text-based support network that’s available 24/7. You simply text “Got5” to 741-741 to start a texting conversation with a trained crisis counselor who can help you get through a difficult moment.

988 suicide crisis artworkIn crisis? Call 988

The federal government has established the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for  those going through a mental health crisis, suicidal crisis or substance use issue.

Dialing 988 will connect the caller with a network of more than 200 trained mental health professionals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is free and confidential.

The 988 service was launched in July 2022, a step in transforming the crisis care system in the country. It operates through what was formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 988 offers round-the-clock access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress, including:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any emotional distress

People can call or text 988 or  visit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 Frequently Asked Questions


  • 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors.
  • Access is available through every land line, cell phone, and voice-over internet device in the United States and call services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 150 languages.
  • The 988 dialing code is available for call, text, and chat starting on July 16, 2022. The previous 1-800-273-8255 number will continue to function even after the transition.

The Orange County Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), also known as “Orange NAMI”  Visit this site often to learn about useful information and local community programs and workshops for families and caregivers with loved ones experiencing mental health challenges

Federally Qualified Health Centers  can provide an array of services on a sliding fee scale. 


American Academy of Pediatrics  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Alliance for Mental Illness 

National Institutes of Health

New York State Department of Health

New York State Department of Education

New York State Office of Mental Health  

Orange County Department of Health

Orange County Department of Mental Health

The Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)