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Mental Health Department Closed For The Afternoon On Wed, Dec 21, 2022

(ITHACA, NY, December 20, 2022) – The Tompkins County Mental Health Department, located at 201 E. Green Street, Ithaca, will be closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, for staff development, in the afternoon, from 12pm – 4:30pm.

All department staff will participate in staff development. Script requests received by 2:30 pm will be processed Thursday. If there is an emergency, appropriate staff will be notified.

EMERGENCY AND CRISIS CONTACTS FOR 24-HOUR HELP if you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional:

  • For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, DIAL 988 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741-741.
  • Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service hotline, 1-607-272-1616.
  • Veterans Crisis Line, for Veterans and their loved ones, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or text 838255.
    Visit for online chat and more.

Alcohol and Drug Council, which is co-located with TCMH, will remain open for regular business hours. Contact ADC at 607-274-6288 for more information.

Information about Tompkins County Mental Health Services can be found on the website at and by phone at (607) 274-6200.

The mission of the Tompkins County Mental Health Services Department is to meet the needs of the residents of Tompkins County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency by providing prevention and early detection, comprehensively planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation services. More information can be found at

Media contact: Shannon Alvord,