Erie County Department of Mental Health
Erie County Department of Mental Health plans, administers and coordinates a countywide integrated system of community based mental health and children’s system of care programs to address the treatment and recovery needs of individuals.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Buffalo & Erie County
NAMI Buffalo and Erie County is an affiliate of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated helping individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Child and Youth treatment services are offered by a variety of providers, and NAMI has compiled a list of providers that focus on children and/or have special children and youth programs. This list of agencies and providers include a range of services including counseling, psychiatric care, intensive care, assessments, home-based services, support groups, and school-based interventions.
- Children, Youth and Trauma-Informed Care Resources | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Children and youth mental health and well-being can be affected by individual, community or global trauma. To understand some of these effects, ask your service provider about how they use trauma-informed practices. There are additional resources at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website.
The Pride Center of WNY | Youth Services
The Price Center’s youth program offers services that include drop-in services in a safe space to socialize, one-on-one family support, and linkage to affirming medical, mental health, legal, and other services and care.
GLYS WNNY | Youth in Care Services
GLYS of WNY provides monthly social and discussion groups within several care facilities in Western New York.
BestSelf Behavioral Health | Young Adults Programs
BestSelf Behavioral Health is part of an innovative pilot program called Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). CCBHC Outpatient Clinics offer fully integrated mental health services for children and adults including mental health, peer services, and targeted case management. In addition to CCBHC, BestSelf offers numerous evidence-based therapies, specialized programs and services that can be found on their website.
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County fosters a community of hopefulness, safety, and shared responsibility to prevent suicide by increasing awareness, promoting resiliency, and facilitating access to resources. The coalition is a group of community stakeholders including mental health, substance abuse, prevention education, and county leaders. A full list of members and their webpages can be found here: https://suicidepreventionecny.org/about-the-coalition/
Crisis Services is ready to support you through moments of urgency. In addition to a 24-hour crisis hotline, you can call their specialized Crisis Counseling Program Hotlines to best respond to individual needs.
- Buffalo & Erie County Crisis Hotline 716-831-7007
- Kids’ Helpline 716-834-1144
- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline call or text 988
- Chautauqua County Hotline 1-800-724-0461
- Further resources https://crisisservices.org/resources/
Horizon Health Services | Family & Adolescent Services
Horizon Health Services, Inc. is a non-profit that provides healing and hope for individuals and their families dealing with mental health disorders. A full list of outpatient family and adolescent services from Horizon Health can be found using the link above.
Spectrum Health and Human Services | Crisis and Re-stabilization Emergency Services (CARES)
Spectrum Health's C.A.R.E.S. team is available to provide support to families with children and teenagers in crisis, 24/7. Call 716-882-HELP.
Mental Health Advocates of Western New York
Mental Health Advocates of Western New York is committed to providing essential non-clinical services that address the needs of individuals, families, and communities living with mental illness. Through awareness, education, prevention and intervention services, they promote the mental health and wellness for families and children in homes, schools, and workplaces.
Niagara County Department of Mental Health
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services works to engage and power people to achieve optimal health and quality life using community and individualized approaches.
Cattaraugus County Community Services
The Cattaraugus County Community Services webpage details locations and services available to residents.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services uses the Single Point of Access model for assessment of referrals for children and adolescents. Referral packets and more information can be found on their website.
Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene
The Mental Hygiene Department plans, develops, and provides accessible and comprehensive mental hygiene services to residents of Chautauqua County.
Orleans County Department of Mental Health
The County Department of Mental Health offers a full range of services designed to meet the mental health needs of area residents. After hours counseling and crisis intervention can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Care and Crisis Helpline at 585-283-5200.
Genesee County Mental Health Department
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA Ontario promotes mental health services and equitable access to services. They offer Child and Youth Mental Health Services, which are detailed here: https://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/child-and-youth-mental-health/
Find Mental Health Supports | Government of Ontario
Here you can learn about supports available and how to get help when you need it.
Youth Mental Health Canada
YMHC is a community-based, youth-led organization focused on youth, family and community engagement for mental health education, support, advocacy, and change. YMHC advocates for needs-based, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed mental health supports and services.