List of Services To Know

Aug 1, 2023

Here is a list of some important free mental health services that would be helpful for you, your family & friends to know about:

  1. Crisis Text Line: A 24/7 text-based support service that connects individuals in crisis with trained crisis counselors. Text "HOME" to 741741 to start a conversation.

  2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A helpline providing free and confidential support to individuals in distress or crisis. Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor.

  3. SAMHSA's National Helpline: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a confidential and free helpline for individuals facing mental health or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).

  4. NAMI Helpline: The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline that provides information, resources, and support to individuals and families affected by mental health issues. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264).

  5. Veterans Crisis Line: A helpline for veterans and their families, providing confidential support for mental health concerns. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.

  6. Teen Line: A helpline for teenagers to talk about their concerns, staffed by trained teen volunteers. Call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336).

  7. Mental Health Apps: There are several free mental health apps available that offer tools for meditation, relaxation, stress reduction, and mood tracking. Examples include Insight Timer, Headspace, and Woebot.

  8. Online Communities: Websites like 7 Cups and Psych Central offer free peer support forums and chat rooms where individuals can connect with others facing similar challenges.

  9. University Counseling Centers: Many colleges and universities provide free or low-cost counseling services to their students. These services typically include individual counseling, group therapy, and workshops.

  10. Local Community Centers and Nonprofits: Check with local community centers, nonprofit organizations, and churches for free or low-cost mental health resources, support groups, and workshops in your area.

  11. Local Government Resources: Some local governments offer mental health hotlines or crisis intervention services. Check with your local health department or government website for more information.

  12. Online Resources: Websites like Mental Health America, NAMI, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America offer valuable resources, screenings, and information about mental health conditions.

  13. Public Libraries: Libraries often host workshops, discussions, and events related to mental health and wellness. These can provide opportunities for learning and connecting with others.

  14. Support Groups: Many cities and communities have free support groups for specific mental health conditions, where individuals can share their experiences and learn from one another.

  15. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): If you're employed, your workplace may offer free confidential counseling services through an EAP. Check with your human resources department for details.