Help Lines & Support: Mental Health

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

  • Text TALK TO 741741 - Crisis Text Line
  • 1-800-273-TALK - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Article by Doreen Marshall, Ph.D.
Web: afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

About AFSP: raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Web: afsp.org

Addiction Center

  • 1-844-655-0423
  • Confidential 24/7 Live Chat available

About Addiction Center: support and resources: where to go for rehab, how to pay for rehab, is it safe to go to rehab, impact and connection of COVID-19, and how to manage your cravings.
Web: addictioncenter.com

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line: How to Handle Coronavirus
Web: crisistextline.org/get-help/coronavirus

About Crisis Text Line: provides free, 24/7 mental health support at your fingertips.
Web: crisistextline.org

Deaf Counseling Center

A Deaf-owned and operated counseling and consulting practice staffed by Deaf licensed professional therapists.

  • Safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Communication through American Sign Language
  • Empowerment and positive change

Web: deafcounseling.com

Domestic Violence Hotline

Support. Resource. Hope. 24 hours/7 days
**If you are in an emergency situation, call 911

Get Help, Privacy and Safety and Staying Safe During COVID-19.

About National Domestic Violence Hotline: provides free, 24/7 support and resources for anyone affected by abuse or needing support.
Web: thehotline.org

IDONTMIND - Find help, you are not alone

We all experience crisis at some point. But you do not have to suffer alone. If you or someone you know is struggling, there are many forms of support, services, and treatments available. The services listed are free and available 24/7. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment, working to ensure that you feel safe and to help identify options and services in your area.

If you are in crisis

Text IDM to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Source: Mental Health America (MHA)
Web: sidontmind.com/findhelp

Lines for Life

It's always OK to ask for help. With you, 24/7.
**If you are in an emergency situation, call 911

About Lines for Life: provides free, 24/7 support and resources for substance abuse and suicide.
Web: linesforlife.org

loveisrespect

Dating abuse: Support. Resource. Hope. 24/7/365
**If you are in an emergency situation, call 911

Get Help, Privacy and Safety and Teen Dating Violence Awareness.

About loveisrespect: provides free, 24/7 support and resources for dating abuse or needing support; this is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Web: loveisrespect.org

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide
Web: nami.org/covid-19

About MHA: Promotes mental health and helps prevent mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and services.
Web: mhanational.org

Mental Health.gov

One-stop access to mental health and mental health problems information from the U.S. government. This website aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Web: mentalhealth.gov

Mental Health Screening

Mental Health America offers free mental health screenings — one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

If you are in crisis

Text MHA to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

Source: Mental Health America (MHA)
Web: screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools

My Grief Angels (MGA)

Facts and State Sites: Coronavirus - COVID-19 Resources

About My Grief Angels: social services and human services non-profit organization for and by people grieving, of people coping with loss and helping each other to share experiences on grief and find resources, education, and information.
Web: mygriefangels.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • National Suicide Crisis Prevention: 800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI TO 741741
  • Teens & Young Adults: OK2Talk.org
  • General Helpline:
    1-800-950-6264 or 1-800-950-NAMI
    Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm ET
  • Find HELP in a Crisis

NAMI Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide
Web: nami.org/covid-19

About NAMI: provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives
Web: nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health

Information, tools, data, and resources about mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Web: nimh.nih.gov

Sexual Assault Hotline

Support. Help. Resources. 24 hours/7 days
**If you are in an emergency situation, call 911

About National Sexual Assault Hotline: provides free, 24/7 support and resources - Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.
Web: rainn.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Distress Helpline — 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year
    • Call 1-800-985-5990 (press "2" for Spanish)
    • TTY 1-800-846-8517
    • Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • Spanish Speakers:
      Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2"
      From the U.S., text Hablanos to 66746

SAMHSA Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Web: samhsa.gov/coronavirus

About SAMSHA: provides substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research and also a Disaster Distress Helpline for 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing disaster-related emotional distress. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Web: samhsa.gov

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24 hours/7 days support for suicidal crisis and emotional distress
**If you are in an emergency situation, call 911

Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19

About National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: provides free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
Web: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Veterans Crisis Line

Mental Health VA and Coronavirus

PTSD: National Center for Posttramatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Stress

Web: ptsd.va.gov

About Veterans Crisis Line: Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect and reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many responders are Veterans. This free support is confidential and available every day, 24/7. We serve all Veterans, Service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Web: veteranscrisisline.net

Warmlines - Need to talk to someone

Get support when you just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone on these calls are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it's like to struggle with mental health problems.

What to know before you call

It's best to call a warmline in your own state. If one doesn't exist or it is busy, you can try a warmline in another state that is close to you and provides national service. Some lines have limits in the amounts of time you can call. Others have unlimited time and do not stop conversations until you are ready.

If you are in crisis

Warmlines are for support and can link you to a crisis hotline if you need support for suicidal thoughts or crisis.
If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text MHA to 741741

Find & call a Warmline

Source: Mental Health America (MHA)
Web: screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines