New York's ThriveNYC Project Now Comes With New Hotline To Help People Deal With Mental Illness

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, locals of New York would now be getting mental health counseling, not just through phone calls, but also through Internet chatting and even mobile texting. This service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. This project is linked to the one that the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and his wife, Chirlane McCray, has put up and it is called the Thrive NYC: A Mental Health Roadmap for All.

McCray did the honor of announcing the release of new hotlines for people to call, as it is their goal that their locals would live their lives to the fullest. She also added that their project together with the hotlines they recently launched is about the people having better services with this issue. It also helps create awareness in treating and managing problems regarding mental health.

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According to New York Daily News, aside from callers getting counseling from a professional over the phone and online chats, they too could get an intervention team at home given by the staff if it is really needed. The first lady of New York had experience needing a service like this when their child, Chiara was battling with anxiety and depression. They had no clue who to run to for help with their situation.

That incident inspired her to pursue this project because she knows what is it like to experience having no one to turn to when she needed help. It felt like help was hiding from her family that time, and she didn't want that same feeling for others, especially those who are having their darkest hours.

Save these numbers in case you or someone you know needs it, 1-888-692-9355. You can also text WELL and send it to 65173.

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