Help Yourself: 2018 Guide of Mental Health Resources


Thankfully, discussion and awareness about mental health and wellness is becoming more widespread in the United States today. Of course, private psychotherapy  is only one way to receive counseling and mental health treatment, and unfortunately, this service may not be an option for some individuals. At Group Therapy Associates, we believe that everyone deserves access to mental health resources. Below, we’ve highlighted trained professionals and volunteers who dedicate their time to help those in crisis and/or needing extra support.

Two of the main resources I’ve found to be  helpful include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) and the Crisis Call Center. The NSPL is one of the largest resources providing crisis and suicide prevention resources for individuals and their supports. The NSPL has a mission of reducing the national incidence of suicide. Together, over 160 local crisis centers make up the hotline’s network in the United States, providing quality and accessible care and resources. On their website, you can find specific information in English and Spanish for a variety of populations, including youth; minorities; veterans; loss survivors; attempt survivors; deaf or hard of hearing; and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Crisis Call Center is a free online and telephone resource which offers services for any type of crisis including, but not limited to: anxiety; depression; bipolar disorder; bullying; domestic violence; eating disorders; homelessness; sexual violence; and issues dealing with sexuality. Through talk and text crisis intervention, the Crisis Call Center provides compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental support individuals restoring hope, equilibrium, and self-sufficiency.

Below you can find further resources for youth and adults for various crises and/or mental health issues. There is no reason to go through your situation alone. As humans, we yearn for connection and that is heightened during times of distress. For more information on our services, please visit our homepage. To find a therapist in your area or local resource and support, be sure to check out resources like Psychology Today, Mental Health America, Therapy For Black Girls, and National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also offers a Behavioral Health Treatment locator online.  Many of the resources below provide immediate support, however, if your situation is potentially life-threatening, seek your nearest emergency room or call 911.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1(800)799-SAFE

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

Safe Horizon’s Rape, Sexual Assault + Incest Hotline

Domestic violence: 1(800) 621-HOPE (4673)

Crime victims: 1(866) 689-HELP (4357)

Rape, sexual assault, and incest: 212-227-3000

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

National Suicide Hotline

1(800)-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1(800)442-HOPE

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

Crisis Call Center

1(775) 784-8090 or text ANSWER to 839863

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

CyberTipLine

1(800)563-5678

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

The Trevor Lifeline

1(866) 4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) 24/7

TrevorChat, an instant messaging service available 7 days a week between 3pm – 10pm ET / 12pm – 7pm PT.

 

Baby Safe Haven (*Safe Haven Infant Protection Laws enables a person to give up an infant, anonymously. If the baby has no sign of abuse or neglect, the person may do so without fear of prosecution or interrogation.)

1(888) 510-BABY (2229)

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

Planned Parenthood

1(800)230-PLAN (7526)

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

National Runaway Switchboard

1(800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1(866) 331-9474

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

TeenLine

1(310) 855-HOPE (4673); 1(800)TLC-TEEN (852-8336); or text TEEN to 839863

 

SPEAKUP

1(866) SPEAK-UP (733-2587)

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

GLBT National Youth Talkline

1(800)246-PRIDE (7743)

4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday – Friday

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturdays

 

Trans Lifeline (*Staffed by volunteers who are identify as transgender)

1(877)565-8860

Twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

 

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