Crisis Links and Support Resources

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  • Crisis Hotline Information: 


    The Niagara County Department of Mental Health: Information on programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are in acute emotional distress; who are or perceive themselves to be in life-threatening situations; who are a danger to themselves or to others; or who are hysterical, frightened or otherwise unable to cope with a problem that requires immediate attention.

    The following links provide information for parents and students from Niagara County Crisis Services, New York State Office of Mental Health and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    What Every Parent Needs to Know

    What Every Student Needs to Know


     Text "HOME" to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.


    Dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211

    211 WNY is your free and confidential link to health and human services. Every day, across Western New York, people just like you are looking for help. 211 WNY is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    Does your child, family, or someone you know need help during the COVID-19 crisis? We are here to help. The links listed below are suggestions of mental health service providers and programs that can assist you in finding the appropriate help that is needed. Included is also contact information for the counselors at Barker Central School should you wish to speak with someone locally.