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A Teen's Guide to Mental Health in Orange County, NY   Tags: mental health, orange county, orange_county, substance abuse, suicide prevention, teen, teens  

Resources for teens on mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
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Mental Health Myths

Mental health problems affect about 2% of all children and youth.

False: In fact, about 20 percent of American children and youth experience a diagnosable mental health problem at any given time. That’s 1 in 5 children and youth living in the United States right now.

Social-emotional problems are brought on by a weakness of character.

False: Mental health disorders are a product of the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors.

Mental Health Clinics in Orange County

Child and Family Clinic
Director: Joseph Perales
141 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-568-5260 FAX: 845-568-5213

Evaluation and treatment services for the mental health needs of children and young adults up to 21 years of age and their families

9 AM - 5 PM Mon & Fri 9 AM - 9 PM Tues, Wed, Thur
By Appointment

Port Jervis Mental Health Clinic
Director: Lacey Trimble
146 Pike Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Phone: 845-858-1456 FAX: 845-858-1459

Evaluation and treatment services for the mental health needs of children and adults

9 AM - 5 PM Mon & Fri 9 AM - 9 PM Tues, Wed, Thur
By Appointment


    Local Hotlines in Orange County

    Need someone to talk to?

    Text for Teens is a confidential, local line that teens in Orange County can text if they are dealing with bullying, substance abuse, problems at home or school, or if they just need someone to talk to.

    (845) 391-1000

    Hours of operation are:

    • Friday 5pm to 12am
    • Saturday 5pm to 12am
    • Sunday 5pm to 12am

    Are you in crisis?

    Mobile Mental Health Team
    Help is available Toll-Free, 24 hours a day by contacting the Mobile Mental Health Team operated by Occupations, Inc. and co-sponsored by the Orange County Department of Mental Health at:

    (888) 750-2266

    How Do I Help a Friend?

    Do you think your friend might need help, but don't know what to do? provides fact sheets on how to help your friends through some tough times. Click below to view their resources on a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

    Substance Abuse

    The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council provides information regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) as well as problem gambling and serves as a general ATOD clearinghouse and reference library for the Orange County community.
    ADAC also provides confidential and personalized referrals for people or family members struggling with the disease of addiction.

    Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
    224 A Main Street
    PO Box 583
    Goshen, NY 10924

    Call them at (845) 294-9000

    Other sites to check out:

    This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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