We’ve found several national resources that provide additional support to our local resources. As we learn more and more resources become available, we’ll continue to update this list. So please keep checking in. If you find resources that you think may be helpful to families in need, feel free to share them with us.
National Alliance on Mental Illness- The premier family run nonprofit and community-based organization for families that suffer through caring for loved ones with mental health issues. They have extensive data bases on medications and mental health conditions. There are many links to other helpful groups and sites such as Veterans, Special Needs Trusts, legal counsel lists and more. http://www.nami.org/
National Institutes of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. They have updated information about mental health diagnoses, treatments, and medications http://www.nimh.nih.gov/.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - http://www.samhsa.gov/
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the federal that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. This is an excellent site for national behavioral health trends, evidence-based practices and programs, free publications and brochures.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The 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. Call 1-800-272-8255.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. https://www.translifeline.org/
The Hotline: US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366
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 phone line is 24/7:1-866-488-7386 https://www.thetrevorproject.org
Active Minds has since become the premier organization impacting college students and mental health. Now on more than 600 campuses, Active Minds directly reach close to 600,000 students each year through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, and more.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 79 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need. https://www.crisistextline.org/
Medication Assistance at Low or No Cost
Patient Assistance Programs: Reduced cost access provided directly by the drug manufacturer. Application is usually at the pharmaceutical site for each medication. These sites provide connection to the pharmaceutical sites and advice and support in the application process:
Medicare Part D assistance - www.mypartdusa.com
Patient Assistance Program sites - http://www.patientassistance.com/