If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others, call 911 or one of the national crisis resources below.
National Crisis Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This crisis hotline can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends concerned about a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call Lifeline. Callers are connected with a nearby professional who will talk with them about their feelings or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
Crisis Text Line
Text “MHFA” to 741741
Available 24/7, 365 days a year, this organisation helps people with mental health challenges by connecting callers with trained crisis volunteers who will provide conﬁdential advice, support, and referrals if needed.
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Visit www.crisischat.org to chat online with crisis centres around the United States.
The Trevor Project
Call 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678678
Trained counsellors are available 24/7 to support youth in crisis, feeling suicidal, or needing a safe and judgment-free place to talk. Specialising in supporting the LGBTQI+ community. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counsellor. https://www.samhsa.gov/ﬁnd-help/disaster-distress-helpline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counselling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Finding a Behavioural Health Provider
The National Council for Behavioral Health
Search for organisations committed to providing mental health services to anyone in the community who needs them regardless of their ability to pay.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA provides information on mental health services and treatment centres through an online service locator. You can search by location, whether or not they provide services for youth, payment options (private insurance, cash, or something else), languages are spoken, etc.
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Sunshine Behavioural Health
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Additional Resources for Mental Health First Aiders
Mental Health First Aid USA
The Mental Health First Aid website has additional resources related to the most common mental disorders.
Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws
This summary will also tell you whether you are required to report by law and speciﬁc statute information for a particular state.
Southern California Sunrise ADHD and Addiction
The link between ADHD and Addiction, and co-occurring treatment.