Resources for Suicide Prevention & Crisis Support
211 is available 24/7 for immediate response in the case of a crisis provided by trained counselors. Assistance with other resources including food and shelter is also available
Dial 2-1-1 / 211lifeline.org
Behavioral Health Access & Crisis Center
Urgent access to care for mental health and substance use disorder needs. An alternative to going to the emergency department. Adults 18+ are welcomed without appointment necessary
585-368-3950 / rochesterregional.org/bhacc
National Suicide Prevention Line
A national network of local crisis centers providing free confidential support available 24/7 for those in distress as well as support and resources for loved ones. Best practices for professionals
1-800-273-TALK (8255) / Text “Connect” to 741741 / suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Mental Health Association: Self Drop-In Support Services
Walk-in services provided by experienced peers intended for those in need of immediate services outside of therapist office hours
585-325-3145 x300 / mharochester.org
East House: Affinity Place
A no-fee short-term respite for individuals experiencing psychiatric crisis. A warm-line is also available 24/7 for support from Peer Support Specialists.
585-563-7083 / 24/7 Warm-Line 585-563-7470 / easthouse.org/affinity-place
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Emergency and non-emergency support services to support survivors of abuse and their children including emergency shelter.
585-232-5200 / 24/7 Hotline 585-222-SAFE (7233) / 24/7 Text line 585-348-SAFE (7233) / willowcenterny.org
For Time Outside of Session
Weighted blankets are heavy blankets used for therapeutic purposes, such as relieving anxiety and stress. The extra weight can act like a hug, serving purposes of improved sleep, decreased anxiety and panic, sensory disorders, and overall mood improvement.
Are we even real therapists if we don’t suggest journaling?! Here’s some of our favorites:
Sunlight Therapy Lamp
If you’re living in Western NY, you know the impact the gray skies have on our moods. For those who need a little extra boost to get through the winter months, sunlight therapy lamps can provide just that!
Mindfulness & Meditation
The practices of mindfulness and meditation are intended to have numerous mental and physical benefits.
Exercise has been proven to be a natural mood booster. Any type of movement daily including yoga, running, riding a bike, or even going for a walk after work can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression!
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