National Resources

For Mental Health

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.

The premier family-run nonprofit and community-based organization for families that are caring for loved ones with mental health conditions. NAMI has extensive databases 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.

This is the leading federal agency for research on mental disorders. Visit the NIMH website for updated information about mental health diagnoses, treatments, and medications.

SAMHSA is the federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Visit the SAMHSA website for national behavioral health trends, evidence-based practices and programs, free publications, and brochures.

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 (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. Call (877) 565-8860 for the U.S. line or (877) 330-6366 for Canada.

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. Call the 24/7 hotline at (866) 488-7386.

Active Minds has since become the premier organization impacting college students and mental health. Now on more than 600 campuses, Active Minds directly reaches close to 600,000 students each year through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, and more.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. 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, they’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

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, Patient Assistance Program, Partnership for Prescription Assistance, RxHope, RxAssist, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


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