There are many incredible organizations out there dedicated to different aspects of mental health. This list is by no means exhaustive. Crisis hotlines are listed below, and then additional organizations below them.

Crisis Hotlines
Call 911

Calling 911 or visiting the emergency room at a local hospital is always an option if you are in danger to yourself or others.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can call anytime 24/7 and will be rerouted to the nearest crisis center near you. Answered by a real person. FREE & Confidential. Call for yourself or a friend.

Text “Brave” to 741-741

Text from anywhere in the US, 24/7 when you are dealing with ANY type of crisis. A real person who is trained in crisis management will respond. Free & confidential.

Disaster Distress Hotline

Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 or Call 1-800-985-5990. Hotline for emotional distress because of a disaster such as wildfire, earthquake, hurricane etc. Support in English, Spanish and 100+ other languages.

Why should I reach out to a crisis hotline? 

Crisis hotlines are there to help you through a crisis such as substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, suicidal thoughts, emotional stress or other types of strife. 

NEVER feel like what you are dealing with is too small or insignificant. The goal of a crisis counselor is to make sure you feel safe and can make decisions that are healthy for yourself and others. You may be asked personal questions about your feelings, physical situation, etc. Be sure to answer truthfully. They are there to HELP. 

Additional Organizations
National Sexual Assault Hotline

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. In 25 years, RAINN has helped over 3 million survivors and their loved ones. They have numerous resources as well as a hotline if you need to talk to someone.

National Eating Disorders Hotline

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and their families affected by eating disorders. Eating disorders are a widely misunderstood illnesses even though it has one of the highest mortality rates. NEDA provides support, resources, as well as a hotline.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The have a hotline you can text or call 24/7 if you need help 1-866-488-7386. 

NAMI

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is America’s largest grassroots mental health organization association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in local communities to raise awareness and provide support and education surrounding mental health. They also have a hotline available weekdays 10am-6pm (800-950-NAMI).

Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization specifically focused on helping students in high schools and colleges nationwide. This organization has over 450 chapters fighting to defeat the stigma around mental health and supports more than 600,000 students each year through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, and more.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness as well as focused on improving the overall mental health of all Americans. Their work is driven by the important idea that mental wellness is just as important as any other type of medical care. They have a program dedicated to addressing illness before they become critical and have many local organizations they partner with to help you in your specific area.

And More Organizations...!

These organizations below aren’t necessarily focused on mental health, but are addressing other needs in our community. 

Ms In The Biz

Ms. In the Biz is the go-to resource for female entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry, focusing on creating career success while living a purpose-filled, passionate life.

I Weight

I Weigh is a movement against shame to focus on show how amazing we are beyond flesh and bones.

SheThority

Shethority is an online community that provides a positive space for women (or anyone who identifies as a woman) to discuss and conquer the unique challenges of the female experience in today’s world through sharing journeys, challenges, triumphs, and inspirations.

The Mighty

The Mighty is a community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges like cancer, autism, chronic illness, etc and disabilities.