Rapid Referral – NAMI NYC

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Dear Referring Partner,

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City’s Rapid Referral Program is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to connect families and individuals affected by mental illness to NAMI NYC.

This free service is the most efficient way for you to link families and individuals directly to NAMI NYC’s Helpline by completing a simple, one-page form and submitting it directly to our Helpline via email or electronically. The links above will enable you to access the referral tool.

Once NAMI NYC receives your referral, one of our trained Helpline volunteers or a NAMI NYC staff member will contact the referred individual within two business days. We will continue to serve the individual with any of the social supports we offer that benefit those affected by mental illness, including both individuals living with mental illness as well as family and friends who support their recovery. After initial contact is made, you will receive follow up information from NAMI NYC. There is no fee for Helpline or any other services NAMI NYC provides.

NAMI NYC’s Helpline offers information, education, and support, weekdays from 11 am – 6 pm.

*PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept anonymous referrals, nor will we contact any individual without his or her expressed consent.

How the Program Helps Those You Serve:

  • Persons living with a mental illness and their family members and friends get connected to life-changing resources and support in a timely manner
  • Information, education, and support help create healthy, informed individuals and family members
  • Family members, friends, and individuals living with mental illness receive help understanding the impact of mental illness and support in how to negotiate the complicated mental health systems within NYC
  • Individuals, families, and friends have an opportunity to build a network of support and plan for their wellness and recovery
  • Materials are made available for you to keep in your office for future referrals

NAMI NYC’s Programs and Services:

  • NAMI NYC offers a Helpline staffed by trained volunteers and staff who provide information, referrals, and support
  • Evidence-based classes, educational meetings, and seminars for individuals, family members, friends, community members, and professionals
  • Support groups that provide a safe and consistent place for persons living with a mental illness and family members and friends

We are dedicated to working with you as a partner to support the well being of all individuals impacted by mental illness. If you have any questions about the program or the process, please contact our Helpline at 212-684-3264 or helpline@naminyc.org.

Thank you for providing our resources to those you serve who are in need.