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Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 988

Go to https://988lifeline.org/

They provide free, confidential support for people experiencing mental health distress 24/7.

NAMI Helpline

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or Text "HelpLine" to 62640 or E-mail helpline@nami.org. You may also visit https://nami.org/help

During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps. The resources on this page provide information to address many needs and concerns. Stay connected, text, chat, call or email the NAMI HelpLine today. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741

https://www.crisistextline.org/

Anyone can text TALK to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7 support. Text from anywhere in the USA. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

Trevor Project Lifeline

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678

The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 hotline that serves LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. LGBTQ+ youth are a group at an increased risk for suicide. The Trevor Lifeline provides free, confidential support to young LGBTQ+ people experiencing thoughts of suicide or other emotional distress.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Peer Support

translifeline.org

877-565-8860

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for the trans community that’s been divested from police since day one. It’s run by and for trans people.

BlackLine

Black, Brown, Native & Muslim Hotline

www.callblackline.com

Call or Text 1 (800) 604-5841

BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folks who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. Call BlackLine prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).

Teen Line

Emotional Support For Youth

www.teenlineonline.org

Call 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or

Call 1-800-852-TEEN (8336) or

Text TEEN to 839863

A non-profit, community-based organization that provides emotional support to youth. It is their mission to provide peer-based education and support before problems become a crisis. Phone Line available 6pm-10pm (PST). Text Line available 6pm-9pm (PST). Email support and online message boards also available.

National Runaway Safeline

1800runaway.org

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY

(800-786-2929)

24/7 Crisis hotline for youth & teens offering live chats, e-mail support, forums, and additional resource referrals.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

https://childhelphotline.org/

Call or text 1-800-422-4453

Plus Live Chat Support

If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.

Veterans Crisis Line

www.veteranscrisisline.net

Call 988 and press 1

Veterans may still reach the Veterans Crisis Line with the previous phone number—1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—by text (838255), and through chat (VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat). Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Vets 4 Warriors

https://www.vets4warriors.com/

Call 855-838-8255. Support is also available via e-mail.

A caller will immediately be connected to a peer who is a veteran or a member of the military community.

Perhaps you feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. Maybe you're finally ready to start tackling an ongoing concern. Whatever the reason may be, pursuing counseling is a brave, bold step to working on your mental health.

Note: Not every therapist is a good fit. If you don't feel a healing connection after a few sessions, don't give up. Sometimes it helps to consider a therapist with a similar background as you. They may empathize more directly with your experiences.

Therapy Den

www.therapyden.com

An online community of mental health professionals seeking to make the experience of finding a therapist easy.

Inclusive Therapists

www.inclusivetherapists.com

Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable process. We understand. We aim to make it simpler and safer for people in marginalized communities. Find a culturally responsive, 2SLGBTQ+ affirming therapist that celebrates your full identity.

Psychology Today

www.psychologytoday.com

Psychology Today helps you find an in-person counselor by entering your zip code. This resource is available in 17 countries including the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and many others. This is a great option if you want a more traditional face-to-face experience. You can also view a therapist’s areas of focus and look for credentials and fees that match your individual needs

Mental Health Match

www.mentalhealthmatch.com

Built on years of research, Mental Health Match is a tool to help you find a licensed therapists who are best matched to your needs. Search by zip code to match with therapists. The right one makes all the difference.

MHA Screening - Our signature screening program provides individuals with access to free, anonymous, and confidential screenings 24/7.

Anyone can access screenings at www.mhascreening.org.

Each year, MHA develops public education campaigns (packaged in toolkits) aimed at general mental health awareness and addressing issues Before Stage 4.

While also developing unique campaigns to address a range of topics based on specific population needs (i.e., BIPOC, youth and parents, college students).

Our largest campaign is for Mental Health Month in May. Our 2022 Mental Health Month campaign, "Back to Basics," was created to provide foundational knowledge about mental health & mental health conditions and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern.

The 2023 Mental Health Month toolkit launches in late March! The theme this year is "Look Around, Look Within" and is focused on our individual and population environments and their impact on our mental health.

And finally, you can join more than 8,000 advocates, peers, providers, and more June 6-10 to explore the future of mental health at the 2023 #MentalHealthAmericaConference. Register to attend online or in person at mhanational.org/conference.

• Suicide is the 12th Leading Cause Of Deaths In The US.

• On average, there are 130 suicides per day.

• In 2020, 45,979 Americans died by suicide.

• In 2020, there were an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts.

• The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2020 was 13.48 per 100,000 individuals.

• The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.

• In 2020, men died by suicide 3.88x more than women.

• White males accounted for 69.68% of suicide deaths in 2020.

• In 2020, firearms accounted for 52.83% of all suicide deaths.

• The numbers have only risen since.

But hope still remains.

93% of adults surveyed in the U.S. think suicide can be prevented.

Learn more about suicide and how you can support suicide prevention at AFSP: https://afsp.org/suicide-statistics/

Learn the latest published statistics on suicide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2020, retrieved by AFSP on February 17, 2022.

Access additional verified data from the CDC. Suicide rates listed are Age-Adjusted Rates. AFSP fact sheets are updated annually. We also list citation information for the information below as well as our fact sheets. All statistics presented on this page pertain to the United States. Click here to view global suicide statistics.

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