HELP & SUPPORT

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Help is available 24/7 nationwide. If you are in crisis or know someone who is, reach out immediately to the following for help:

CALL 1-800-273-8255 | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

TEXT HOME to 74174 | Crisis Text Line

Text FB to 741741 (in the United States) or click “Send Message” on this page to chat confidentially with a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7.


ORGANIZATIONS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Find Support

This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

DBSA is a peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans.

Mental Health First Aid

From the National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. On this site, you can find information about your local NAMI affiliate and learn more about Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs that connect law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency services and individuals with mental illness and their families. You can also find mental health resources for Law Enforcement officers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Find Help & Treatment

Use this search tool from the US Department of Health and Human Services to find mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.

Vera Institute of Justice | Serving Safely

The Vera Institute of Justice works to secure equal justice, end mass incarceration, and strengthen families and communities across America. Vera is developing empirically driven responses to the substance use and mental health needs of people involved in justice systems. Serving Safely is a national initiative designed to improve interactions between police and persons affected by mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.