Resources for Suicide Prevention & Crisis Support

211 Lifeline
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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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) /

For Time Outside of Session

Weighted Blankets
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:

The Five Minute Journal

Do It For Yourself Journal

The Classic

Fidgets have become increasingly popular for all ages, specifically those struggling with concentration, anxiety, and in need of some added fun!

Fidget rings

Fidget toys

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.

How to meditate

What is mindfulness?



Physical Movement
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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