Below are a list of optional resources. These resources may give you the information and support you need. I cannot personally endorse any of these specifically since I have not evaluated their effectiveness. I am not the author and thus I am not responsible for the information contained on these links.
What To Do In A Crisis See link for possible options. Reference your safety plan.
If you have developed a plan to kill yourself, that’s an immediate mental health crisis and you should go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.
Please remember, the lists below will provide you with only some resources. If you would like to speak with me or obtain more referrals, you can visit the Alma site.
Hotlines & Websites
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provide information, intervention skills and community resources for depression and suicide prevention. They also provide a chat function on their website.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Provides referrals to support groups, mental health professionals, resources on loss and suicide prevention information. Phone: 888-333-2377
Anonymous self-assessment as well as articles and information pertaining to various mental health issues.
Boys Town National Hotline (available to both men & women)
Crisis hotline. Assists with issues related to depression, suicide, family issues, relationships and more.
Text WELL to 65173
Provides free mental health support, peer support, crisis counseling and referrals via phone, text or chat 24/7/365 in more than 200 languages.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
(800) 662-4357 (English & Spanish)
Provides referrals to individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.
NYC Emergency Food Hotline
(866) 888-8777 (English and Spanish)
Assists with referrals for emergency food, food stamps, Medicaid, child care, homeless services, and more.
Department of Homeless Services Hotline
(800) 994-6494 (English & Spanish)
Information on shelters & 24 hr drop in centers (which provide food, shower, medical services). Referrals for psychiatric/mental health care, and alcohol & drug treatment centers and more based on needs of the individual.
Safe Horizon Hotlines
– Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
– Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
– Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000
– TDD phone number for all hotlines: (866) 604-5350
Provides shelter, counseling services, safety planning, court/legal assistance and support groups.
Call 311 to be connected to a NYC Family Justice Center near you. You can visit any New York City Family Justice Center (FJC) to get connected to free and confidential assistance for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, which can include sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Based on the website, all centers should be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed. Call the City’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources. TTY: 1-800-810-7444 . **In an emergency, dial 911.**
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.
Assists teens (up to age 24) with free legal services, advocacy and counseling who are experiencing abuse in their relationships or homes.
Legal Aid Society of NY
Offers free legal advice and representation in criminal and civil areas (family & health law, homeless rights, housing issues, immigration status and public assistance).
GLBT National Health Center
Hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight. Saturday from noon to 5pm.
Offers free and confidential services to callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!
- The Trevor Project: Find crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth through the internationally known Trevor Project. Locate many options for counseling through chat, phone and email.
- Family Acceptance Project: Access toolkits, resources and peer-reviewed research to assist promoting LGBTQ health issues within the context of the family.
- LGBT National Youth Talkline: Locate telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Find suicide prevention basics and best practice resources. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
- Models of Pride: Attend a 1-day conference that focuses on the concerns and interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth up to age 24, and their allies.
Mental Health Conditions Resources and Support
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions. Phone: 240-485-1001
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) provides information and referrals on ADHD, including local support groups. Phone: 800-233-4050
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides information on bipolar disorder and depression, offers in-person and online support groups and forums. Phone: 800-826-3632
International OCD Foundation provides information on OCD and treatment referrals. Phone: 617-973-5801
National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) provides up-to-date, reliable and evidence-based information about eating disorders. Phone: 800-931-2237
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) maintains the Schizophrenia Anonymous programs, which are self-help groups and are now available as toll free teleconferences. Phone: 240-423-9432
Sidran Institute helps people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation; maintains a helpline for information and referrals. Phone: 410-825-8888
TARA (Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder)offers a referral center for information, support, education and treatment options for BPD. Phone: 888-482-7227
GoodRx An app that provides a way to compare medication pricing between different pharmacies, and provides free coupons.
SingleCare website that provides medication coupons and lets you compare prices between pharmacies.
Allsup provides non-attorney representation when applying for SSDI. Phone: 800-279-4357
HealthCare.gov provides specific information about coverage options in your state, includes private options, high risk pools and other public programs. Phone: 800-318-2596
Needhelppayingbills.com provides information on state and local assistance programs, charity organizations and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage assistance, debt relief and more.
NeedyMeds provides information on available patient assistance programs. Phone: 800-503-6897
Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage get the medications they need.
Financial Assistance for Single Mothers helps list resources in various states to help financially assist single mothers.
Community Support Services
Clubhouse International provides a directory of clubhouses. Clubhouses provide opportunities for education, employment and social activities. Click the ‘International Directory’ tab on their website to find contact information for local clubhouses.
www.homelessshelterdirectory.org provides a national directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens and more.
Job Accommodation Network is an organization that provides resources and guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Their website includes a directory of state vocational rehabilitation offices. Phone: 800-526-7234
2-1-1 Dial 2-1-1 from a local phone or use their website to search for organizations that offer local support resources and services.
Other Options For Care