Mental Health is an important facet of resident wellness. We hope to bring increased awareness to this subject through ALLNYCEM.  NYC has a wide array of resources available free of cost. As well we have listed the various resources available at our respective training programs.  Below is a prevention video put out by the Mayo Clinic.




Call 1-800-LIFENET or more info at
Lifenet is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days a week. The staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.
► 1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373) in Espanõl
► 1-877-990-8585 for Korean and Chinese callers (Mandarin & Cantonese )
► 1-212-982-5284 (TTY for hearing impaired)



The NYU downtown campus has The Wellness Exchange, staffed by professional counselors, who can provide counseling support 24/7. You can reach them at 212.443.9999.

Dr. Lisa Goldfarb  (


The Mount Sinai Hospital 

Dr. Jeffrey Newcorn


Dr. Sarah Hodulik

Dr. Evan Leibu

Emergency psychiatric services can be initiated by contacting the psychiatrist on-call through the page operator (212-241-5581) or by calling the Psychiatric Emergency Service (212-241-5637).


Staten Island University Hospital

Dr. Robert Schaer - SIUH outpatient house staff mental health services


more info at: 

An on-site psychiatrist is available at all times at both our North and South divisions in the medical emergency room


SUNY StonyBrook

StonyBrook Center for Prevention and Outreach Website 

CPO – Depression/Suicide Prevention and Outreach 
631-632-CR4U (2748)
Providing education and counseling with an emphasis on prevention and early intervention of depression


SUNY Downstate/ Kings County

Dr. Michael Garrett  718-270-8110


Small discussion groups with fellow house officers (contact Dr. Stephen Goldfinger:, 718-270-2023);

Employee assistance program (Lorraine Brooks, MPH, CEAP:, 718-270-1489)

Immediate access to Psychiatry faculty (Dr. Jeremy Coplan:, 718-270-2023 or Dr. Stephen Goldfinger:, 718-270-2023)

Also, watch out for your colleagues.  If you are concerned about someone, please let your program director, GME Office (718-270-1984) or someone identified above know.


Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Aaron Patterson



Mount Sinai St. Luke's & Mount Sinai Roosevelt


Dr. Georgia Gaveras



St Barnabas Hosptial


Emergency mental health assistance is available 24/7 via the on-call psychiatrist, reachable via the hospital operator at 718-960-9000.

Access to the Employee Assistance Program is via Employee Health Services at 718-960-6538.

Also, the on-call chief resident, as well as Drs. Haughey, Leuchten, Curato, and Abbott are at your service in times of crisis.