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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health is an important facet of resident wellness. We hope to bring increased awareness to this subject through ALL NYC EM. New York has a wide array of resources available free of cost. As well we have listed the various resources available at our respective training programs.



'Make the Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide' by the Mayo Clinic



Reminders and Action Steps

Stop Physician Suicide - The Happy MD



Resources Available

New York City

  • Call 1-888-NYC-WELL 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.

  • Find more information at nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

  • Find more information at suicidepreventionlifeline.org

NYU

  • The Wellness Exchange at the NYU downtown campus is staffed by professional counselors, who can provide counseling support 24/7.

  • Call The Wellness Exchange at 1-212-443-9999

  • For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Goldfarb Lisa.Goldfarb@nyumc.org

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Staten Island University Hospital

SUNY Stonybrook

SUNY Downstate - Kings County

  • For small discussion groups with fellow house officers contact Dr. Stephen Goldfinger, (1-718-270-2023) smgmd@aol.com

  • For The Employee Assistance program contact Lorraine Brooks, MPH, CEAP (718-270-1489) lorraine.brooks@downstate.edu

  • For immediate access to Psychiatry faculty contact Dr. Jeremy Coplan (1-718-270-2023) copstat00@aol.com, or Dr. Stephen Goldfinger, (1-718-270-2023) smgmd@aol.com

  • Also, watch out for your colleagues. If you are concerned about someone, please let your program director, GME Office (1-718-270-1984) or someone identified above know.

  • Additional contact Dr. Michael Garrett (1-718-270-8110) Michael.garrett@downstate.edu

Mount Sinai - Beth Israel

Mount Sinai West

St. Barnabas Hospital

  • Emergency mental health assistance is available 24/7 via the on-call psychiatrist, reachable via the hospital operator at (1-718-960-9000).

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program is via Employee Health Services at (1-718-960-6538)

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

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