In case of an emergency, call:

If you or a friend are in need of immediate assistance, do not delay in contacting appropriate agencies equipped to help you.

Local and National Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Hotlines

The Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT): 315-732-6228
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week

A team of licensed mental health professionals available to provide emotional and crisis support to individuals in Oneida, Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware, and Chenango counties.

New York State Suicide Crisis Hotlines by County

Use the following link to access a comprehensive list of New York State suicide crisis phone numbers for local county mental health clinics or mental health units of hospitals.

SUNY Crisis Text Line: text Got5U to 741-741
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week

Provides free and confidential support to individuals experiencing mental health distress or crisis and prevention and resources for you or your loved ones.

*For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 

then 1-800-273-8255 or use the following chat link: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Middle Earth Peer Assistance Hotline: (518) 442-5777
Available Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – midnight, Friday – Sunday: 24 hours, when classes are in session during the academic year

The Neighborhood Center NY Project Hope Helpline: call or text 315-272-6248
Available Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm | free and confidential support

Project Hope Counselors are available to listen to any physical or emotional challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and assist individuals in navigating and coping with challenges.

New York State Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1 (844) 863-9314 
Available 8am – 10pm | 7 days a week | free and confidential support

Project Hope Counselors are available to listen to any physical or emotional challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and assist individuals in navigating and coping with challenges.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week

*To connect with a counselor in your primary language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor and they will connect to a live interpreter.

*For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers, call 1-800-985-5990 from your video phone or use the following link: https://vibrant.aslnow.io/app/8/10004 

Veterans Crisis Line: 1 (800) 273-8255 and press “1” or text 838255
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential support

*For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: Use your preferred relay service, or dial 711 

then 1-800-273-8255 or use the following chat link: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat

LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
Available Monday – Friday 4:00pm – midnight, Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm (EST), Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm (PST)

Provides free and confidential support to individuals on issues and concerns including but not limited to coming out, gender and/or sexual identity, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safe sex information, suicide, and more.

TrevorLifeline: 1 (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678-678
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

LGBTQ organization focused on suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

TransLifeline: 877-565-8860 (US), 877-330-6366 (Canada)
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

TransLifeline is a peer support phone service run operated by trans individuals for trans and questioning peers. When you call, you’ll speak to a trans/non-binary peer operator.

Not ready to speak with a licensed counselor but need someone to talk to that can listen without judgement and understand the challenges LGBTQIA+ individuals face? Use the following link to access a list of MVCC faculty and staff that are committed to equal civil rights, gender equality, and support LGBTQIA+ individuals on MVCC campuses: https://www.mvcc.edu/lgbtq/allies-on-campus.php

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Hotlines

YWCA Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Services (Oneida County): 315-797-7740
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

YWCA Child Abuse and Sexual Violence Crisis Services (Herkimer County): 315-866-4120
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799-7233 or text START to 88788
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1 (800) 656-4673
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1 (866) 331-9474
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week | free and confidential

StrongHearts Native Helpline: 844-762-8483
Available 24 hours a day | 7 days a week

StrongHearts Native Helpline is a domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy.