MHC exists to change the culture on mental health, to encourage awareness, understanding and acceptance – but we aren’t a treatment organization. If you’re seeking treatment or support, or just want more clinical mental health information, here are a few places to start.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-8255, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 centers, which provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
With local chapters in all 50 states, AFSP’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide, by engaging in these 5 core strategies:
- Fund scientific research
- Offer educational programs for professionals
- Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
- Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
- Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. There are hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country.
Mental Health America (MHA)
MHA is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. With over 200 affiliates, 6,500 affiliate staff and 10,000 volunteers, MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans. Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support.
The Hearing Voices Network (HVN)
Hearing Voices USA is one of over 20 networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, and a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual experiences. It is a collaboration between professionals, people with lived experience and their families to develop an alternative approach to coping with emotional distress that does not start from the assumption of chronic illness.