Resources

In danger or need immediate medical attention? Call 911
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Long Island Resources

Molloy College Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC)

MHWC offers a variety of treatment options and support for a wide range of mental health issues and concerns. Check out their events here.

Mood Disorders Support Group New York (MSDG-NY)

MDSG offers support groups which provide a safe forum for people who struggle with Mood Disorders, and their loved ones. Anyone can attend, free of charge.

Compeer Program

This program trains and supports volunteers in one-to-one relationships with individuals who are recovering from mental illness. Learn more about the local program offered through the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

South Shore Association for Independent Living (SAIL)

SAIL’s mission is to provide rehabilitative, clinical treatment and supportive services to individuals with a mental illness. Learn more about their programs.

Nassau Alliance For Addiction Services

Resource for individuals searching for help in dealing with drug, alcohol or gambling dependency, addiction or abuse.

Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)

LICADD provides initial attention and referral services through intervention, education and professional guidance to overcome the ravages of alcohol and other drug-related problems. Visit here for information on LICADD's support groups.

Drug Advisory/Wellness Council (DAWC)

DAWC acts in a regional advisory capacity on drug prevention and education. The council is comprised of students, staff, parents and members of the community.

Nassau County Overdose Prevention And Narcan Training

Free public Narcan training program with the goal of teaching ordinary citizens the signs of an opioid overdose and how to reverse its effects.

F.I.S.T. (Families in Support of Treatment)

F.I.S.T is a not-for-profit organization designed to organize, support, educate, guide and provide resources to families who are struggling with a loved one's addiction.

Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP)

Under the NY State law, ESAP, anyone 18+ can receive access to sterile hypodermic needles and syringes. Find participating locations here. As of January 2021, the following locations in Oceanside participate in the program:

  • CVS at 70 Atlantic Ave. (Great Lincoln Shopping Center) 
  • Rite Aid at 3199 Long Beach Rd.
  • Levin’s Pharmacy at 364 Long Beach Rd.
  • Walgreen’s at 2859 Long Beach Rd.
  • CVS at 3496 Long Beach Rd.

Crisis Centers and Helplines

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
24/7 support at your fingertips

OASAS HOPEline

24/7 gambling and chemical dependency helpline. English & Spanish. 

NYC Well

24/7 access to a counselor via phone, text or chat, in more than 200 languages.

National Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP funds research, offers educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports those affected by suicide. Read more to try to understand suicide. Learn what to do when someone might be at risk for suicide. Find a support group.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Learn more about their support groups here.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

24/7 Helpline (1-800-662-HELP [4357])

Provides treatment referrals and information services. Resources for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. English & Spanish.

Online Intergroup of Alcoholic Anonymous

Offers online meetings with specialized topics with a variety of meeting formats (chat, text, email).

American Board of Preventive Medicine

This board reviews, approves and certifies preventive health professionals, organizations, and centers. If you are looking for preventive treatment for substance abuse, find an approved physician here.