National Mental Health Resources
National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Provides free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7, as well as prevention and crisis resources. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
National HELPLINE, (SAMHSA’s National Helpline) – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (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 to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.
The site has a treatment services locator, https://findtreatment.samsha.gov/, that allows users to search for both substance abuse or mental health facilities in the area in which they live.
It also provides useful links for peer support, self-help groups, mental health consumer assistance and consumer advocates, https://find treatment.samsha.gov/locator/link-AG
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The site offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI provides education, advocacy, a toll-free hotline, and supports public awareness events and activities.
Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health America (MHA) addresses the needs of those living with mental illness and promotes the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of their current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process. The MHA carries out their mission through providing advocacy, education, research, and services.