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:

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

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”

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 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

 

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

 

Keys2Awareness Launches Programs to Provide Help for Disadvantaged Youth

December 8, 2023: Many young people enter adulthood at a distinct disadvantage. This especially includes disadvantaged youth who have grown up in low-income households, have one or both parents in prison, or are part of immigrant or minority families. Keys2Awareness, a new service focused on helping such youth, has been launched with a series of mental health resources.

It is a well-established fact that a significant percentage of disadvantaged young people live in bad conditions and are generally unable to get a good education. The standard of living they receive also has an influence on their life decisions.

Career Development Guidance

Besides offering multi-faceted help for disadvantaged youth, Keys2Awareness also has programs for creating mental health awareness. The organization’s director pointed out, “More recently, the pre-existing mental health challenges in the young have further deteriorated at an alarming rate.”

“It is in keeping up with these challenges that we have developed our programs to provide the youth and their families with access to a varied range of mental health resources,” he further added.

Resources for Growth & Success

Besides offering multi-faceted help for disadvantaged youth, Keys2Awareness also has programs for creating mental health awareness. The organization’s director pointed out, “More recently, the pre-existing mental health challenges in the young have further deteriorated at an alarming rate.”

“It is in keeping up with these challenges that we have developed our programs to provide the youth and their families with access to a varied range of mental health resources,” he further added.