Sometimes, changes in mental health can make it difficult to focus on the things that matter most, like friends, family, hobbies, school, and career goals. OnTrackNY teams support each person’s unique path to recovery, empowering them to make meaning of their experiences and pursue their goals for school, work, and relationships.

How to know if OnTrackNY may be right for you

Every person’s experience is unique, but there are a few common changes to look out for to help you know when to reach out for support, including:

  • changes in thinking, such as having new, unusual beliefs or feeling newly suspicious
  • changes in perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling things that others don’t
  • having new difficulty focusing, concentrating, remembering, or thinking
  • losing interest in activities you previously enjoyed, such as socializing with friends or other hobbies


For some, having these experiences, or similar ones, may feel unusual and even scary, while for others, it may feel positive and even exciting. These experiences might also come and go and change in intensity over time. At their most intense, shifts in emotional well-being can interfere with your ability to engage in the activities and/or relationships that are most important to you. 

The support system at OnTrackNY was really powerful for me. I was able to guide my recovery. It made me feel like I actually had input into how I was being treated.

- Drew OnTrack Graduate

Resources for support

Changes in mental health can be difficult to understand and sometimes challenging to talk about. Here are a few resources to help.

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Need help now?

This website is not monitored 24/7 and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you or someone you know needs immediate support, please call or text 988.

Or, view free resources for immediate support.

OnTrackNY would not be possible without the support of our partners:

New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York State Office of Mental Health
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Center for Practice Innovations
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry