Free Resources for Mental Health Support
With the stress of this year combined with waves of COVID-19 cases and unrest in our communities, we know life feels overwhelming. As you navigate the new normal by staying safe physically, we encourage you to reach out for mental and emotional support, too. Each of these mental health resources is free, confidential, available in multiple languages and here for everyone.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, confidential support to anyone in emotional distress, including from suicidal thoughts. They offer both phone calls and online chatting with trained crisis counselors who can help you through a crisis.
- Crisis Text Line
Phone: Text HOME to 741741
The Crisis Text Line is here for you if you’re experiencing any kind of emotional or mental crisis. It’s a convenient option if you’d rather not or are unable to talk on the phone, and you can connect with a trained crisis counselor in under five minutes, in most cases.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine is a peer-support service that’s available to anyone. This line is staffed with trained volunteers who can answer your questions, offer support and provide practical next steps for you — no matter what kind of mental health crisis you’re facing.
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
This helpline is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a national organization dedicated to helping people with substance use disorders and mental health conditions. You can reach trained crisis counselors on this line at any time if you’re experiencing emotional distress from a natural or human-caused disaster, including infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Phone: Call or text 211
211 is an essential service that connects people to expert social services support in the local area. Trained specialists are available at any time to assist people with mental health crises, referral services, essential needs and disaster assistance.