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We’re launching a comprehensive mental health plan for New York City.

Everyone feels sad, irritable or down sometimes. Depression is different. It is long-lasting, hurts people’s ability to feel joy and makes coping with daily life exhausting. Depression is not a choice or a sign of weakness or laziness. No one should feel ashamed about having it.

As part of the City’s ThriveNYC initiative, the NYC Health Department is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers. This is an eight hour training offered seven days a week in all five boroughs.

MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises. Enroll in a course near you!

ThriveNYC,  NYC Well, Free, confidential mental health support and substance use 24/7. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), Text WELL to 65173, Chat To learn more or to chat, visit NYC Well