Resources

Organizations

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI offers an array of support and education programs that help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, including the NAMI HelpLine (information and referral service — 1-800-950-NAMI [6264]); an array of free education and support programs for individuals, family members, providers and the general public; State and Local NAMIs; Discussion Groups and Social Networks; a Veterans & Military Resource Center; a Multicultural Action Center; NAMI FaithNet; Missing Persons Support; and NAMI Legal Support.

DBSA – Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

MHA – Mental Health America
MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. MHA’s 240 affiliates in 41 states represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.
They offer lots of very readable information about mental illness for those suffering, and those around them.

PEERLINK
PEERLINK is a National Technical Assistance Center, and a program of Mental Health America of Oregon. Peerlink focuses training and technical assistance in three areas: Employment; Financial Self-Sufficiency; and Health and Wellness.

Crisis Lines

Call 911 immediately, or…

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

National Hopeline Network
1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)
A program of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center which will connect you with a local counselor or crisis center anytime.

Helpline
1-800-923-4357
For individuals and family members seeking crisis intervention treatment referral and general chemical dependency information.

IM Alive – An Online Crisis Network
https://www.imalive.org/
IMAlive provides online support to people in crisis who are unwilling or unable to make phone calls to our Hopeline Network. The same people who are trained to provide telephone support, as well as people from all over the US and Canada who have no training whatsoever, will now be able to provide the online support that millions of people need.

Special Audiences

Boys Town
1-800-448-3000
For more than 20 years, the Boys Town National Hotline has helped millions of teens, parents and families on the brink of disaster.

Child-Help USA – National Child Abuse Hotline
1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453)
Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

La Línea Nacional de Esperanza, AYUDA
1-800-SUICIDA (1-800-784-2432)
Es para que todos los de habla hispana, alcancen los siguientes servicios telefónicos en español y de manera gratuita y confidencial: ayuda psicológica, apoyo en momentos de crisis, prevención de suicidio, información y ayuda para obtener servicios otros. Nuestro personal y voluntarios son profesionales, comprensivos y entrenados para que contesten sus llamadas las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana y 365 días del año. Tenemos más de 30 agencias y al llamar se le conectara a su agencia más cercana.

Post Partum Moms Project
1-800-PPD-MOMS
Each of the peer support moms on call have been trained by leaders in this field and are networked by the Postpartum Support International group. By calling 800-PPDMOMS new moms who think they may be suffering from PPD can obtain a risk assessment. If they need more help it can and will be sent to them. Also if they are looking to speak to a mom who has been trained as a peer counselor and has suffered PPD/PPP in their life the nearest mom on call will be referred to the caller.

The Trevor Lifeline
1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Projects’ trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386. They also offer support via instant messaging and chat.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Young America Hotline
1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)
If you or someone you know needs help right away, you can call 1.877.YOUTHLINE (968-8454) toll free to talk to a trained youth peer to peer counselor.

Specifically for Veterans

Military Helpline
1-888-457-4838
Free and anonymous 24/7/365. For members of the military, veterans and their families with concerns about benefits, substance abuse, anger, post- traumatic stress, and thoughts of suicide. Texting option also available, text MIL1 to 839863.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Veterans Peer Hotline
1-877-VET-2-VET (1-877-838-2838).
If you are a veteran or you know someone who came back from active duty and has trouble with memories and experiences of the war – please call our hotline at 1-877-VET-2-VET (1-877-838-2838).

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