National Crisis Resources
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.
Online chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Phone: 800-662-HELP (4357) for SAMHSA's National Helpline
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. Their mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Website: nimh.nih.gov/index.shtmlPhone: 1-866-615-6464
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
The CDC is a federal government agency that CDC works to protect America from health security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. CDC works to prevent or reduce the impact of mental illness in the following ways by monitoring trends, the development of evidence-based interventions, resource sharing, and evaluation.
American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Their mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.