The Institute for Family Health Designated a Suicide Hotline Provider for Ulster County

Kingston, NY (February 19, 2016) – The Institute for Family Health was recently named a hotline provider by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We are happy to be available to the people of Ulster County in this way. We recently expanded our mental health services to offer support seven days a week, 365 days a year. Being a service center for Lifeline allows us to be even more available to the community when they need us most,” said Dr. Virna Little, SVP for Pyschosocial Services and Community Affairs at the Institute for Family Health.

Calls to 1-800-273-TALK(8255) coming from Ulster County will be answered by a mental health clinician at the Institute’s Center for Counseling at the Kingston Family Health Center seven days a week. Community residents who are not in crisis but would like information, support or counseling related to depression or other mental health concerns can contact their nearest Institute health center. Visit our website for a list of our locations.