As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Suffolk AME was proud to take part in a public service announcement video addressed to the dedicated members of the County’s civilian workforce, which provides viewers with available resources and addresses the stigmas associated with mental and behavioral health.

The video features County Executive Ed Romaine, Suffolk AME President Daniel C. Levler, Director of Labor Relations Jennifer McNamara, and a number of our Suffolk AME brothers and sisters including Francis “Mike” Collins of the DPW Blue Unit, Richard Trpicovsky of the Parks Unit, and Erin Musolino of the Child Support Unit. Please view the video by clicking here!

Suffolk AME members, their spouses or domestic partners, and children up to age 26, can use ADHC for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder telephonic visits FREE of charge through the Benefit Fund.

‣ To get started, either call ADHC at 1-844-636-3668 or visit For behavioral health issues, you can request and schedule a visit using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Consult with your behavioral health provider by video or phone when it’s most convenient for you.

ADHC Therapists can help with a range of concerns, including: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief/Loss, Relationships, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Stress Management, and more.  

Please Note: ADHC Telehealth benefits are not a crisis helpline. If you or a loved one is experiencing an immediate mental health or substance use crisis, call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency, call 911.

► Optum Behavioral Health, EMHP Participants: EMHP participants can also access services through Optum Behavioral Health, which provides mental health and substance use disorder benefits, a 24-hour crisis line, referral services, and claims services. The phone number is 1.800.765.6709 and the information is also on the back of your health insurance card, or at

Remember, you are not alone. Your Union is committed to providing resources, assistance, and a supportive network to guide you through the challenges of behavioral health concerns. Together, we can overcome these hurdles and pave the path toward wellness and recovery.