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RESOURCES IF YOU NEED HELP
Federally-Funded Health Centers: www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov
A database of community health centers offering a sliding fee scale to clients.
Open Counseling: www.opencounseling.com
An organization whose mission is to make counseling affordable for all. Provides lists of resources on attaining accessible mental health services. The website indicates if providers listed are accepting new clients (updated regularly); many listed providers list their rates.
SAMHSA Treatment Locator: (800) 662-4357 / https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Provides referrals to different treatment facilities in the country. Can narrow search by insurance, cost of treatment, and type of treatment. Includes programs like assertive community treatment and residential treatment. Good for low cost/sliding scale mental healthcare, substance abuse and dual diagnosis facilities. Spanish-language calls accepted.
A resource directory for low-cost therapists, listed by state. Also provides listing on credentialed providers of e-counseling (phone, email, webcam or messaging.) (US & Canada)
7 Cups: www.7cups.com
Offers at-cost online therapy and free chat support to people experiencing emotional distress by connecting them with trained “listeners.” Offers fee-based online therapy (monthly plan for $150 per month) with a licensed mental health professional.
Provides express online consultations with fee-for-service psychiatrists and therapists by telephone and/or videoconference as well as a “Schedule a Visit” online appointment function. Typically, will call back the same or next day to schedule an appointment after receiving an online request for consultation.
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: www.nafcclinics.org/find-clinic
Free and Charitable Clinics are safety-net health care organizations that utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Offers a “Find a Clinic” function on its website that features 1,400 free and charitable clinics nationwide that maintain protocols to help people assess services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine, at 800-950-NAMI (6264)
Contact HelpLine Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about more specific resources available in your area (United States-based).
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 www.thehotline.org
24/7 confidential resource hotline that provides emotional support, local resources, safety plans, etc. for those who are in a domestic violence situation or their loved ones; online chat also available. Note: Additionally, conducting an internet search for “Domestic Violence Hotline [insert location]” will produce contact information to Domestic Violence assistance/hotline resources specific to your area. Website and hotline also offered in Spanish.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): (800) 656-4673 / National hotline for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Provides connection to local sexual assault programs, safety planning, and self-care; online chat also available. Note: service provided only to adults. Website and HelpLine also offered in Spanish.
1in6: Support for men and boys experiencing sexual abuse or assault. Offers information, resources, 24/7 chat, online support groups, trauma-informed trainings and webinars.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 422-4453 www.childhelp.org
Dedicated to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at risk children. Efforts focused on prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Website offers a “Find a Local Affiliate” locator that offers information on programs. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: (888) 333-2377 / Offers referrals to in-person support groups and mental health professionals for those having thoughts of suicide, those who have lost someone to suicide, and those who have attempted suicide; offers resources on loss; suicide prevention information. Website offers resources in Spanish.
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): (952) 946-7998 / Provides a finder function for in-person support groups for suicide loss survivors, as well as resources about suicide and finding help for yourself or others. Also in Spanish: https://save.org/blog/supportgroups/survivors-suicide-support-group-spanish-speakers/
Now Matters Now: An online resource that provides support for coping with suicidal thoughts through teaching skills based on DBT; includes videos of personal stories.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (press 1 for veterans); (888) 628-9454 in Spanish 24-hour free and confidential support to callers in crisis; can also provide guidance to loved ones of those with suicidal ideation on how to help. Website provides extensive list of resources and a directory to local crisis centers. Website offered in Spanish.
Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741741 / 24/7 text support with a trained crisis counselor. (Also offered in UK, Canada, Ireland, South Africa.)
National Fair Housing Alliance (202) 898-1661 www.nationalfairhousing.org
Provides fair housing resources, reports, and news about recent fair housing developments. Spanishlanguage calls accepted.
Technical Assistance Collaborative’s (TAC) Listing of Affordable Housing Agencies & Voucher Programs: www.tacinc.org The TAC’s website includes a state-by-state list of agencies and voucher programs under the Knowledge & Resources tab/Vouchers database at: www.tacinc.org/knowledge-resources/vouchersdatabase/?state=&submit.x=13&submit.y=9
Homeless Shelter Directory: www.homelessshelterdirectory.org
National directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens etc.; rent assistance programs, affordable housing, and food kitchens.
National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse: www.mhselfhelp.org
Nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources such as Clubhouses, crisis prevention/respite services, drop-in centers, employment resources, housing, peer case management and support. Maintains search function for directory of local CDS (consumer-driven services) through www.cdsdirectory.org
Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC): (510) 893-4648 https://www.prisonactivist.org
PARC produces a comprehensive online directory (and a .pdf version that they will send to prisoners upon request) of state-specific resources that is free to prisoners, their friends and family. Includes information on prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.
National Prisoner Resource List: (617) 423-3298 https://prisonbookprogram.org/for-people-inprison/national-prisoner-resource-list/
Provides information on places where prisoners and their families can find support, advocacy, health care information, and outlets for their creativity. The NPRL is sent, free-of-charge, to prisoners upon request. Also available online.
Native American Specific Resources
StrongHearts Native HelpLine: (844) 762-8483
StrongHearts Native Helpline is a domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT via phone and online chat. StrongHearts Native Helpline's one-on-one chat sessions with advocates can be accessed by clicking on the “Chat Now” icon at www.strongheartshelpline.org
One Sky Center: (503) 970-7895 www.oneskycenter.org
Provides resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator for treating mental health and substance use disorder within Native American communities.
Indian Health Service: www.ihs.gov
Federal program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Website includes FAQ for patients, and section on Behavior Health services in the AI/AN health care services.
African American Specific Resources
Black Mental Health Alliance: (410) 338-2642 www.blackmentalhealth.com
Provides information and resources, and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
Mental Health Resources by State: www.ebony.com/life/black-mental-health-resources
List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by State as compiled by Ebony magazine.
The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org
An official continuation of the effort of Therapy for Black Girls, focused on bringing opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls through fellowships, residency program, listening tours, and more. Offer financial assistance to Black women and girls to offset the cost of therapy.
Asian American Specific Resources
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association: https://www.naapimha.org/aanhpiservice-providers
Website maintains a list of mental health and behavioral service providers for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in all 50 States
LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians: (908) 367-3374 http://www.deqh.org
Support hotline available Thursday and Sunday nights 8 pm – 10 pm EST
Asian Pride Project: www.asianprideproject.org
Online space for family and friends of Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ community to share journeys, triumphs and struggles with each other.
Latinx Specific Resources
Mental Health America’s Resources for Latinx/Hispanic Communities: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/latinxhispanic-communities-and-mental-health
Section of MHA’s website that discusses Latinx/Hispanic community issues surrounding mental health Spanish language materials, including Spanish-language screening tools, are available on the webpage.
American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry: www.americansocietyhispanicpsychiatry.com
Promotes the research, education, advocacy, and support for those in the Hispanic community. Offers a “Find a Physician” feature on their website.
Muslim American Specific Resources
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding: (313) 436-0523 www.ispu.org/mental-health
Provides educational mental health resources to Muslim American communities to assist with issues involving youth mental health, dealing with bias and bigotry, and links to other Muslim wellness resources.
Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF): (267) 571-1730 https://www.muslimwellness.com
Aims to destigmatize mental health conditions in the Muslim community. Website includes information about resources on community trauma, programs, and news.
LGBT National Help Center: (888) 843-4564 (Hotline), (800) 246-7743 (Youth Talkline), (888) 234-7243 (Senior Hotline) www.glnh.org
NOTE – Hours are 4 pm – 12 midnight EST. Each hotline provides skilled peer counseling, information and resources. Also provides peer support through online chats and email; facts/stats/local resources on LGBT+ businesses, lawyers, doctors, and counseling professionals
(PFLAG) Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian & Gays: (202) 467-8180 www.pflag.org
Supports families and friends of LGBT community; provides PFLAG chapter helplines, in-person support group meetings and resources. Website also offered in Spanish.
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386 www.thetrevorproject.org
24/7 hotline; Provides crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Also provides TrevorSpace: Service that connects LGBTQ Youth to peer support and community through online forums (trevorspace.org).
It Gets Better: www.itgetsbetter.org
Website that provides coping skills and resources with the goal of communicating to LGBTQ+ youth around the world that it gets better. Offers a “Get Help” page to find LGBTQ+ youth support services in your community
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: www.nqttcn.com
A social justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America, including resources and access to mental health practitioners. Offers a Directory of Therapists finder.
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 www.translifeline.org
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for transgendered individuals (hotline is run by transgendered individuals). Also provides help for individuals wanting to change legal name on passport, license, ID, etc. Calls accepted 7am-1am PST/ 9am-3amCST/ 10am-4am EST. Spanish-language hotline available.
The Jim Collins Foundation: Helps transgender people in need of funding for their gender-confirming surgeries.
Boys Town National Hotline: (800) 448-3000 www.boystown.org
24-hour crisis line for teens and families in need of help: suicide prevention line, parents can call about parenting issues, kids can call about anything - provides referrals and problem-solving; also provides suicide prevention line, referrals, and problem solving (calls answered by trained crisis counselors). Spanish resources available on website; Spanish-language available on hotline.
Covenant House/National Runaway Safeline: (800) 786-2929 www.1800runaway.org
Press “2” for crisis line; “3” for resources. 24-hour confidential crisis and resource line for at-risk teens considering running away from home; serves as a middle-man for teenagers (13-21) and parents, resources for parents of children who have run away, free bus transport home, runaway education; also offers message boards and Live Chat options. Spanish-language available on hotline.