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A Teen's Guide to Mental Health in Orange County, NY: Home

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

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? ReachOut.com 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.

More National Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Programs

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

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