Mental health resources

In the research we’re doing in preparation for this film, we’ve identified a number of resources that may be of help for those navigating various mental health issues. Whether you’re in a rough spot yourself, would like to learn more, or want to help a friend or loved one, we hope the resources below can be of use.

Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis hotline available 24/7/356 in the US.
Part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, providing free, confidential support for people in distress. Focus on prevention and providing crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386 / Text “START” to 678678
Crisis hotline available 24/7/365 via phone, text and chat in the US.
The leading national (US) organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services with a focus on the LGBTQ community especially people under 25.

Trans Lifeline
US: 877-565-8860 / Canada:

Crisis hotline available 24/7/365 in the US and Canada.
Trans-lead organization dedicated to improving the quality of Trans persons lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 ext. 1 / Text 838255
Crisis hotline is available 24/7/356 in the US.
Part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, providing free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals, specifically geared towards the military veteran community.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 (US) / 686868 (Canada) / 85258 (UK)

Crisis text line available 24/7/356 in the US, Canada and the UK.
Born out of this text line has been in operation since 2013, with trained crisis volunteers ready to help at anytime.

Response Crisis Center
Crisis hotline available 24/7/365.
Nationally(US) accredited, community-based agency providing free and confidential hotline services available to anyone who needs to talk.

Association for Mental Health and Wellness
631-226-3900 / helpline@mhaw.orgCrisis Hotline/helpline available 24/7/365 in the US.
Suffolk County, NY, chapter of Mental Health America and of the Mental Health Association of New York State; their mission is to provide evidence-based practices, information, education, and resources for mental health to the residents of Suffolk County.

The COPE Foundation
516-832-2673 /
Crisis Hotline/helpline available 24/7/365 in the US.
A non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.

SAMHSAU.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Crisis hotline available 24/7/365 in the US.
Part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA‘s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in all communities in the US, by providing crisis intervention and mental health care referrals.

Befrienders Worldwide
Select country on website
An online resource providing emotional support to prevent suicide all over the world. Once you are on the site, please select your country from the drop down list to locate resources specific to your country.

Crisis Helpline available 24/7/365, on line.
A live, online network/text based crisis network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. Their mission is to provide people in need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.

Education/Outreach/ Research

Random Acts Crisis Support Network
Random Acts is a 501(c)(3) started in the spirit that all acts of kindness contribute to a bigger story. IMALive was born out of Random Acts and is partnered with To Write Love on Her Arms and Pop Culture Hero Coalition to provide crisis support/intervention, education and mental health resources.

SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. 

AAS – American Association of Suicidology
AAS, a not-for-profit organization started to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, AFSP is a voluntary health organization that provides anyone affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

IHS – Indian Health Service
IHS is part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, this Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives works in cooperations with Tribal, Federal, and other partners to create a safety net programs geared towards supporting Indigenous communities in the US.

Jed Foundation
A nonprofit organization built to support the emotional health and prevent suicide in teens and young adults in the US. They partner with high schools and colleges to strengthen and provide support in mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems.

Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The US’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. They work with more than 250 national to support, educate, research and prevent suicide.

NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health 
1-866-615-6464 /
The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders founded in 1949, providing resources for all Mental Health needs.

CSN – Children’s Safety Network
617-618-2918 /
A general health resource working in cooperations with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to ensure the mental and general health and safety of children in the US.

Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)
1-800-953-1379 /
Part of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) under the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, they offer training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health of Indigenous Communities.

TWLOHA – To Write Love on Her Arms
(321) 499-3901
TWLOHA is a non-profit organization formed to provide hope and locate resources for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

SPRC – Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is an organization supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) providing resources for Suicide prevention nationwide.

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