Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available with sign language. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

New York State Mental Health Services for Deaf ASL Users

Downstate Region

Deafness Research Foundation
9 E. 38th Street 7th Floor
New York NY 10016
(212) 684-6556
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Catholic Charities Deafness Services
191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 722-6216
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League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(917) 305-7700
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Barrier-Free Living Domestic Violence Program
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 533-4362
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Catholice Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (Headquarters)
1011 First Avenue 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022-4112
(718) 829-7177
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Inwood Service Center- Mental Health Clinic for the Deaf
26 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10040
(845) 680-8718
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Lexington Center for Mental Health Services, Inc.
25-02 75th Street (30th Ave &75th St)
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
(718) 350-3143
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New York Society for the Deaf Mental Health Clinic
161 William Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 1000?
(212) 777-3900
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New York State Office of Mental Health (Central Office)
93 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-5400
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Tanya Towers Treatment Apartments At New York Society for the Deaf
620 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-3809
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Capital Region

Alliance for the Mentally III (State Resource)
260 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 462-2000
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Finger Lakes Region

Hillside Family Agencies
1183 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
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John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center
1732 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-0410
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Rochester Institute Of Technology- SAISD
115 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-4978
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Strong Behavioral Health, Deaf Wellness Clinic
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
(845) 275-3812
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Hudson Valley Region

Betsy Siegel Little House for Deaf Adults *
64 Pomona Road
Suffern, New York 10901
Rockland County, New York
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Clue 4 (Rockland Hospital Guild, Inc.) *
2 Irving’s Way
Orangeburg, New York 10962

Crystal Run Village **
7 Jorie Court
Middletown, New York 10940

New York Presbyterian- Westchester Division The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
New York- Presbyterian Psychiatry Payne Whitney Westchester
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 997-5794
(212) 746-5782 Deaf & HOH Outpatient Services
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My Sister’s Place, Ending Violence & Abuse in the Family
2 Lyon Place Suite 300
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 683-3742
(914) 683-1333
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Nanuet House *
Mental Health Association of Rockland County
357 South Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY 10954
(914) 623-9193
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Rockland County Task Force for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Mental Health Association of Rockland County
1 Menocker Road
Monsey, NY 10952
(845) 426-5416
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Rockland Psychiatric Center- Deaf Unit (Orangeburg location)
140 Old Orangeburg Rd.
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 680-8718
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* Deaf persons with mental Illness** Deaf Development Disabled