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Community Mental Health

CounselingThe Department of Community Mental Health plans, oversees and coordinates services for individuals - and their families - with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders. A complete directory of partnering agencies and organizations is available on Publications and Forms.

DCMH's Care Coordination program receives national recognition
The DCMH's Care Coordination program has been selected as a national, innovative healthcare program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more about this prestigeous recognition.

Making the county "autism friendly"
Based on recommendations made by the Autism Advisory Committee, a series of initiatives to make the county “autism friendly” and deal with gaps in services for families with children on the autism spectrum are underway. You can read the committee’s report. If you'd like, provide us with feedback via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Over the last several years, we added several programs to help families that care for children with autism, including a program to provide monitoring bracelets.

Emergency numbers
In the event of a psychiatric emergency, you can call:

  • Crisis Prevention and Response Team at (914) 925-5959
  • National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255
  • Or, you can always call 911 in any emergency
Adult Mental Health Services
Adult Mental Health Services
DCMH provides access to a wide array of person-centered, recovery-oriented services including case management, Assertive Community and Assisted Outpatient Treatment, housing and forensics.  Learn more
Autism
Autism 
Autism is the largest growing developmental disability in the nation with 0.2 percent to 0.6 percent of the population being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) each year. Learn more
Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency
Drug and alcohol addiction is treatable. Prevention and treatment programs are available throughout Westchester. Learn more
Care Coordination
Care Coordination
Care Coordination will change the way services for adults with serious mental illnesses are delivered to ensure the most appropriate level of care is being provided. Learn more