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SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
Open 24/7 with a live online chat as well. Crisis intervention and free emotional support are available to help support you in a time of distress. Please, seek this hotline if you ever at any time, have suicidal thoughts.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
- (800) 662-4357 available 24 hours
- Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741.
- Mental Health America is a nationwide organization that provides assistance through this text line. You will be connected with someone who can guide you through a crisis and provide information.
- Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741.
Specialized crisis counselors are just a text message away on this free, confidential 24-hour support line. To further protect your privacy, these messages do not appear on a phone bill. The text line also provides services and support if you are upset, scared, hurt, frustrated, or distressed.
Immediate Relief Techniques: Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks
- Count backwards from 100 by 7.
- 5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Countdown to make anxiety blast off
Getting On-Going Help
Affordable and confidential counseling available through online video sessions. Licensed counselors listings are available on their website. They are searchable through filters to ensure that you are able to find a counselor that best fits your needs. Seriously, a valuable resource if you are in need of guidance and don’t really know where to start.
Click here for a full directory of mental health providers serving the African-American community.
The Boris Lawerence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson and led by Executive Director, Tracie Jade Jenkins. They are committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.
Top-rated online therapy. Get matched with a counselor and connect with them through text message anytime or anywhere. Also, there is the option to schedule live sessions.
Also, a top-rated online therapy solution. Take a quick assessment, get matched, and begin therapy. 24/7 access to your therapy room is available as well as the ability to switch therapists if needed at no extra cost.
Mental Health Organizations
The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.
The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) is a recognized leader developing and implementing innovative programs improving the quality of life and health of their community. Their mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives by optimizing physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
- Wellbeing Assessment
- Monthly Virtual Events & Webinars courtesy of their Center for Health & Wellbeing
This nonprofit provides community-based mental health services to adults, especially those suffering medical, social or substance-related issues.
The Mayo Clinic, the largest medical practice and research group in the world, provides reliable physician-backed information about mental illness definitions, causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment and support.
Credible Mental Health Blogs
NAMI shares insight from mental health professionals on a wide array of topics. From mental illness in children to defeating stigmas, these blog posts offer education, suggestions, and real life stories on living with mental illness.
Psychology Today offers a directory of blogs run by mental health professionals and experts in a range of specialty areas.
Learning More - Helpful Articles
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- “60 Digital Resources for Mental Health.” socialworklicensemap.com/social-work-resources/mental-health-resources-list/. Accessed 26 May 2020.
- “Mental Health Hotline.” www.psychguides.com/guides/mental-health-hotline/. Accessed 26 May 2020.