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Today, I bring you a (somewhat) comprehensive list of mental health helplines in the U.S. There are so many we don’t hear enough about—especially those geared toward the needs of specific populations, like veterans and those in the LGBTQ+ community. Please share these with someone who might benefit.
*For helplines in Canada, go here.
If you are or someone you know/love is a danger to yourself/themselves or others, get help immediately:
Crisis Text Line:
24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
Text S-I-G-N-S to 741741
Helplines devoted to the needs of certain populations
Disaster Distress Helpline
If you’ve experienced a natural or human-caused disaster, take advantage of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSA) Disaster Distress Helpline:
Call or Text
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 1-800-272-3900 (para español presiona el 2)
People of Color
Live Another Day: Addiction and Mental Health Resources for All (culturally competent care)
Detox Local: Mental health and addiction resources for the American Asian and Pacific Islander Community
If you aren’t or someone you know/love isn’t in crisis, here are just a few ways to find treatment:
FindTreatment.gov: Find a provider treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness
American Psychiatric Association Foundation: Find a Psychiatrist
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder
American Psychological Association: Find a Psychologist
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