Office of Academic Support & Counseling

Hotlines Helplines

Where to get help ? Where to get information?

Alcohol and Drug Abuse or Dependence

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (9am-10pm)
    Provides information and a list of local AA meetings
  • Narcotics Anonymous / / 212.929.6262
    Includes information on how to find an NA meeting. The western Queens branch serves the Bronx.
  • The 12 Steps of AA  
  • Phoenix House / 800.378.4435 (Bronx)
    Provides information on specific drugs and treatment options, and referrals to treatment programs, self-help groups, and crisis centers
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence / 800.622.2255 Access information about treatment, resources, and support groups.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction 800.662.HELP
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Government's National Mental Health Information Center, providing information about drug abuse andmental health"keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals"

  • is a comprehensive database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
  • Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
    Supplies information on drug abuse and publications on national drug policies.

Mental Health Concerns

Anxiety/Panic Disorders

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness / /212.684.3265
    Provides information on serious mental health issues including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depressionand provides referrals for treatment.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America / 240.485.1001
    Dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
  • Obsesessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Support and Cognitive behavioral techniques for individuals with OCD / /
    Each of these websites offers general information and educational materials on symptoms and treatment.


Mental Health

  • National Mental Health Association
    Provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including manic-depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, and warning signs of mental illness
    800.969.6642 /    
  • Physician Support Line  Psychiatrists helping physicians and medical students with their mental health needs-24hrs  888-409-0141 


    Cutting/Self Injury

    Provides general information on self-injury and treatment options.
  • Eating Disorders

  • Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step Program:
    Find a meeting; talk to someone. 
  • National Eating Disorders Association: /Information and referral helpline.800.931.2237, 9am - 5pm
    Dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders / Helpline 630.577.1330 9am - 5pm CST Assists individuals and their families to find resources and provides referrals to professionals

Gambler's Anonymous

Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender

  • Gay and Lesbian National Help Center:
    888.THE.GLNH; 888.843.4564
    GLBT peer-counseling, information and referrals.
    Monday through Friday, 4pm to midnight; Saturday from Noon to 5pm,  

Learning Disorders /ADHD /Dyslexia

  • Medical H.E.L.P
    Corrective course designed for medical students and physicians with learning disabilities, ADHD, or test taking strategies and other academic difficulties
    304.696.6315 / 
  • International Dyslexia Association
    Information and referrals for persons with dyslexia
    410-296-0232 /
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    1.212.545.7510 / 
  • Learning Ally
    A non-profit group that provides audiobooks, including textbooks, to individuals with learning disabilities and visual impairments. Requires a membership fee.
    800.221.4792 / 
    Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Provides information, advocacy and support for people with ADHD
    800.233.4050 /  

Sexual Assault and Rape

  • Safe Horizons-"moves victims of violence from crisis to confidence"
    Keeps your information confidential and private
  • Safe Horizons Counseling Center, by appointment only: 347-328-8110
    • Can help you with safety planning.
    • Can offer referrals to counseling, legal services, housing, and other support
    718.933.1000 /  
  • Safe Horizons Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357)
  • Safe Horizons Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000
  • TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866.604.5350
  • If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911.  

Domestic Violence

  • “Domestic Violence is still Violence”
    For Information and Help 24-hours-a-day contact Safe Horizons at800.621.4673 / 800.621.HOPE
    National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233 /
    Provides information and referrals for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence

Sexual Harassment

Please review the Einstein policy at for more information.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • American Sexual Health Resource Center
    STD information and materials:
  • Education, research and public policy about sexually transmitted diseases
    CDC National STD Hotline: 800.232.4636; TTY: 888.232.6345

Suicide Prevention

Cancer--GILDA's CLUB New York City

Named after comedienne Gilda Radner. Provides free support for everyone living with cancer--men, women, teens and children--along with their families and friends. Includes networking and support groups and workshops.

212.647.9700 ext 243 /  

Unsure Who to Call?

Resources for Partners, Spouses and Significant Others: