Mental health battles are not yours to fight alone.
1 in every 5 Americans copes with mental health on a daily basis. Only in recent years, most notably during the COVID-19 pandemic, has the conversation surrounding mental health become more normalized – struggling in secret is no longer the expectation. No matter what you may be diagnosed with, who you are, how you identify or what you believe in, there is a resource, practitioner or organization available to assist in working towards your mental wellness. Addressing your mental health options is the first step in caring for your mind.
Asking for help does not represent weakness; it displays courage. If you or a loved one is looking for support, the following resources are here to help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK(8255) or Lifeline Chat
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor for free 24/7 support
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 800-662-HELP(4357)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Black Mental Health Resources via Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
Sunshine Behavioral Health Black Health Matters Guide
Strongheart Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483
Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Asian American/Pacific Islander College Students' Mental Health
PTSD Foundation of America Veteran Crisis Line: (877) 717-PTSD(7873)
Start Your Recovery (LGBTQ, Veterans, Teens, Seniors)
The Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance
University of Texas at Austin Mental Health Resouces
WORLD Channel and Rada Studio's DECOLONIZING MENTAL HEALTH, part of MYSTERIES OF MENTAL ILLNESS from PBS, examines the obstacles that systemic inequality imparts on the mental health industry, preventing BIPOC and other marginalized communities from receiving appropriate treatment. All episodes will be streaming online, on YouTube and on the PBS app.