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Mental Health Resources

MedlinePlus: Mental Health
MedlinePlus Mental Health topic page Includes many mental health resources, as well as drug information, directories of providers/facilities, a medical dictionary, medical encyclopedia and more.

MentalHealth.gov from the Department of Health & Human Services provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health is the leading federal agency for research on mental disorders.  A source for general information, shareable graphics for social media, and current research news

CDC Mental Health Tools and Resources
The Centers for Disease Control consumer-friendly site for learning about and participating in mental health.

Library Services for People with Mental Illnesses
ALA Guidelines for and tips for serving people with mental illnesses.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI empowers consumers to take action, find social support for their illness and fight stigma. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. Resources include statistics, educational materials, and local chapters.

Crisis Helplines

SAMHSA's National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA's National Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention 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.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.​

NAMI HelpLine: National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org
NAMI HelpLine and lists additional crisis support information on their website.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741
Crisis Text Line is available for any crisis, connect by text to a trained crisis counselor who can respond in real time from a secure online platform.

Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis with qualified and caring Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) responders. Uses private, free hotline, chat, or text.  Also for families and friends of veterans.

Text “teen2teen” to 839863
YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Available from 4-10 Pacific Time (adults available by phone at all other times).

Finding Providers and Treatment

The crisis lines listed above are also a great resource for finding treatment and mental health professionals. Below are additional directories for finding treatment.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a directory of alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.

American Psychological Association: Psychologist Locator
APA: Psychologist Locator is a searchable directory to help you find a psychologist near you.

MedlinePlus Mental Health Topics

NNLM Trainings on Mental Health