Helpful Links & Hotlines
CONTACT, a local, Syracuse-based, 24-hour counseling, referral, and 24 hour suicide crisis line.
1-800-342-AIDS or 1-800-822-7422
The first number is the Center for Disease Control's National AIDS Hotline, providing information about transmission of HIV, Safe Sex, and referrals for counseling and testing, the second is Project Inform's HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline.
Suidice Prevention Guide
This hotline is sponsored by the group Self-Abuse Finally Ends. (S.A.F.E.) and it provides information about self-injurious behavior. Available 8 am - 4 pm M-F. This is not a crisis line. www.selfinjury.com
National Child Abuse Hotline
Panic Disorder Informational Line
NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline
Elder Abuse Information Hotline:
Empire Plan Nurseline
Call 1-877-7NYSHIP (1-877-769-7447)
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New York State Links
- New York State Office on the Aging
- The National Institute of Mental Health (An on-line Resource for New York State Employees)
- New York State Work-life Services
National and Statewide Links
Associations, Support and Self-Help
- Alcohol Recovery
- NEDA/ National Eating Disorders Association
- Resource, information and support, located in Liverpool, NY
- Understanding New York Family Law
- National Association for Self-Esteem
- Parents, the Anti Drug (sponsored by the National Youth & Anti-Drug Media campaign)
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
- National Council for Aging Care's guide on Elder Abuse