Resources

If you or a love one is in immediate danger, call 911 and ask the operator for an officer trained in crisis intervention for a psychiatric emergency.

If you are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts please contact the following resources for assistance:

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS KEY:

AUTISM SOCIETY

Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who work with them by providing current, reliable information about autism, the various options, approaches, and available services. It provides toll-free phone support and a free online Information and Referral database (Autism Source) with information about local, state, and national programs and services.

(800) 328-8476

info@autism-society.org

 CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.

www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth

 LYRA HEALTH

Lyra is your partner in delivering evidence-based mental health care that transforms lives and drives business result.

(877) 505-7147

care@lyrahealth.com

www.lyrahealth.com

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

NAMI offers mental health education and outreach programs serving families, individuals and educators, nationally and through the local community.

(800) 950-6264 or text “HELPLINE” 62640

www.nami.org

INTERVENTION KEY

 988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE

The 988 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 in the United States.

www.988lifeline.org or call, chat and text “988”

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOICATION (APA)

Medical leadership for mind, brain and body. APA is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.

(800) 368-5777

(888) -35-PSYCH or (888) 357-7924

www.psychiatry.org

LGBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER

All of our support volunteers identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ family, and are here to serve the entire community, by providing free & confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs.

LGBT National Hotline (888) 843-4564

LGBT National Senior Hotline (888) 234-7243

LGBT National Youth Talk line (800) 246-7743

LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline (888) 688-5428 or (888) OUT-LGBT

www.lgbthotline.org

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

Advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support.

(800) 799-SAFE (7233) or text 88788

www.thehotline.org

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

This online Referral Directory is made up of anti-trafficking organizations and programs that offer emergency, transitional, or long-term services to victims and survivors of human trafficking as well as those that provide resources and opportunities in the anti-trafficking field.

(888) 373-7888 or text 233733

www.nationalhumantraffickinghotline.org

NATIONAL REHAB HOTLINE

An alcohol addiction hotline is a dedicated telephone service that provides support, information, and assistance to individuals struggling with alcohol addiction or alcohol-related problems. These hotlines are typically staffed by trained professionals such as counselors, psychologists, or social workers specializing in addiction treatment.

(866) 210-1303

www.nationalrehabhotline.org

RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN)

In partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the county and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

www.rainn.org

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders, domestic violence, housing assistance and suicide prevention.

(800) 662-HELP (4357)

www.samhsa.gov

TEEN LINE

Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to young people through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and outreach programs that de-stigmatize and normalize mental health.

(800) 852-8336 or text “TEEN” to 839863

www.teenline.org

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

If you are a military veteran in crisis or are concerned about a veteran who is, The Department of Veterans Affairs also offers confidential free support from caring, qualified responders, many of whom are veterans themselves.

(800) 273-8255 (Press 1) or text 838255

www.veteranscrisisline.net

FINANICAL ASSISTANCE KEY: 

 CHILD CARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS

Child care financial assistance (also called vouchers, certificates, or subsidies): States and territories receive funding from the federal government to provide child care financial assistance to help families with low-income pay for child care so they can work or attend school.

Childcare.gov@acf.hhs.gov

www.childcare.gov

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISBILITY (NOD)

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.

www.info@nod.org

 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability and survivor benefits.

(800) 772-1213

www.ssa.gov

USDA FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals.

(202) 720-2791 USDA Information Hotline

(800) 221-5689 Tool Free Information Number

www.fns.usda.gov

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws.

www.hud.gov

 

SELF CARE KEY:

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

Here are some tips to help you get started with self-care:

  • Get regular exercise.Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do 30 minutes at one time.
  • Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated.A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Also, limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee.
  • Make sleep a priority. Stick to a schedule, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so reduce blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime.
  • Try a relaxing activity.Explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities you enjoy such as journaling.
  • Set goals and priorities.Decide what must get done now and what can wait. Learn to say “no” to new tasks if you start to feel like you’re taking on too much. Try to be mindful of what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you have been unable to do.
  • Practice gratitude.Remind yourself daily of things you are grateful for. Be specific. Write them down at night, or replay them in your mind.
  • Focus on positivity. Identify and challenge your negative and unhelpful thoughts.
  • Stay connected.Reach out to your friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.

Self-care looks different for everyone, and it is important to find what you need and enjoy. It may take trial and error to discover what works best for you. In addition, although self-care is not a cure for mental illnesses, understanding what causes or triggers your mild symptoms and what coping techniques work for you can help manage your mental health.

Please visit NIH website www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health for more healthy practices.