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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.


Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

This site provides information on alcohol and drug misuse, dementias, caregiving, depression and psychiatry in the geriatric community. It also has a national "Find A Geriatric Psychiatrist" tool.

Help Starts Here

Affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers and has an online library of articles on health, mental health, wellness, family and aging issues. A national social work finder is also provided.

Institute on Aging

Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults. Hotline: 800.971.0016.

Provides information on mental health symptoms, clinical trials for psychotropic medications and a national treatment locator.


A confidential, toll-free help line for New York City residents. Trained mental health professionals help callers find the most appropriate mental health and substance abuse services for their needs.

Psychology Today

In addition to a variety of mental health related articles this web site version of the magazine has a "therapy center" that provides information on how to choose a therapist.

Screening for Mental Health

This site provides facts about mood and anxiety disorders, a suicide prevention guide for adults and teens and a locator of National Depression Screening Sites.

The Trans lifeline Hotline

Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. Hotline: 877.565.8860.

Information for Parents and Teens

This site provides guides to understanding attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and clinical depression: causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Support and Advocacy

The Connections Place

The Connections Place offers a four-month job preparedness program in order to help people with borderline personality disorder identify and obtain meaningful professional work.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro

NAMI-NYC Metro provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals who live with mental illness. Services include support groups, courses about mental illnesses and their treatments, informational updates for its members, and educational outreach. Their Helpline provides information and referrals, and can be reached at 212-684-3264.


Blanton-Peale Counseling Center

Accepts many forms of insurance for counseling and therapy, and offers a sliding scale for the uninsured. Call the client coordinator for details about an initial consultation.

Henry Street Settlement Outpatient Mental Health Services

Offers outpatient mental health services, psychiatric day treatment, crisis services, HIV/AIDS and bereavement counseling, Asian bi-cultural services, vocational rehabilitation, parenting education and job training opportunities to New York City residents.

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health

Offers low-cost psychological treatment for people with emotional problems. Fees are on a sliding scale; services are insurance reimbursable and Medicaid is accepted.

Southern California Counseling Center

Provides high-quality psychological counseling to people with limited income, and develops and maintains responsive programs meeting the psychological needs of Southern California's multi-cultural community.