In 2019, New York drivers experienced high rates of depression, stress and anxiety, resulting in an epidemic of suicides among for-hire vehicle drivers across the city. In response, the Independent Drivers Guild launched our new Mental Health and Wellness Program for NYC’s for-hire vehicle drivers with support from The Black Car Fund. This innovative program seeks to destigmatize mental health care and takes a holistic approach to wellness, providing free counseling, case management services, and classes to address and prevent crisis situations.
Since founding the Mental Health and Wellness Program, IDG has worked to expand support to drivers in other states as well as other benefits and multilingual services.
Current offerings include (may vary by state)
NOTE: The IDG Mental Health and Wellness Program is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
*Not seeing your state? IDG is constantly working to help drivers in more and more locations. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.