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Thank you for reaching out to Mental Health America. Although we do not provide direct services ourselves, we'd like to help you find the resources to best support you or a loved one. Please take a moment to browse the questions below. The recommendations represent services we believe are well-equipped to assist you.


Do you need to talk to someone?

 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.

You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need.

Frequently Asked Questions


Are you looking for direct services in your area?

One of our 200 MHA affiliates across the country can provide you with additional guidance and connect you to local resources.

Warmline

If you are not in crisis, but still want to talk to someone, try calling a Warmline. A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery themselves. You can check if there is a Warmline in your state here:

Finding Therapy, Support Groups, and Inpatient Care

Find more information about finding therapy, support groups, and inpatient care as well as types of mental health treatments.

SAMHSA Treatment locator

You can also locate treatment facilities in your area by using the SAMHSA Treatment locator available by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Are you looking for housing assistance?

Find information and resources on affordable, temporary, or permanent housing here. You can also reach out to your local MHA affiliate for housing resources and programs in your area. Find the affiliate closest to you:

Call 2-1-1

In addition, each state has a free and confidential 2-1-1 Information and Referral line. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Local alternate numbers are also available on the website:

The Homeless Shelter Directory

The Homeless Shelter Directory is another free resource that lists homeless shelters by state on their website.

Are you looking for a low- to no-cost mental health treatment center for you or a loved one?

HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. Health centers provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. Contact the health center organization directly to confirm the availability of specific services and to make an appointment.

If the responses above do not apply to you, or if any of the recommendations above were not helpful, you may use the form below to send us an email. We will make our best effort to respond in a timely fashion.

Please do not use this form if you or someone you know is in crisis. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.