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Mental Health Resources

School Mental Health Supports

School mental health professionals, like school psychologists (PDF), school counselors and school social workers, can provide support and guidance when you need help.  They can help talk through issues, provide counseling, work with your teachers, and connect you with other helpful resources. They can also be terrific mentors for helping you build and share your strengths.

National Hotline Resources


National Suicide Prevention Hotline • p (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.

National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention • p 800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.


Crisis Support

The Covenant House • p (800) 999-9999

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week, or e-mail. It's free and confidential.

National Safe Place Text 

National Safe Place is an outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for all youth in crisis. Text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to the number 69866 (24/7)

Crisis Call Center • p (800) 273-8255

For crisis 24/7. Call or Text ANSWER to 839863

National Hopeline Network • p (800) 442-HOPE (4673)

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center was created to help those in crisis find help and hope immediately



The Trevor Project • p (866) 488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

GLBT National Youth Talkline • p (800) 246-PRIDE

The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline • p (866) 311-9474

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind, operating the 24/7 phone, text and chat services.

RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network • p (800) 422-4453

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline: a 24/7 free, confidential, secure service that provides live help over the RAINN website.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline • p (800) 422-4453

A leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. 24/7 Hotline


Substance Abuse

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence • p (800) NCA-CALL (622-2255)

24 Hour Affiliate Referral line connecting callers with resources in their communities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration • p (800) 662-HELP (4357)

Use the locator to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.


Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking



National Runaway Switchboard (Safeline) • p (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)

The National Runaway Switchboard provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgemental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Child & Adolescent Action Center • p (800) 950-NAMI

Grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. • p (630) 577-1330

The ANAD Helpline's purpose is to provide answers to sufferers of eating disorders and their friends and families about ED symptoms, contact information for treatment, ANAD support group locations and ANAD resource people contact information

Boys Town • p (800) 448-3000

Boys Town serves children and families through locations around the United States. A nonprofit, publically-supported organization, we have impacted the lives of millions of people since 1917.


Local Resources

The following locations offer services and treatment for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use concern: