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Things You Should Know

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Are you having a mental health emergency or thinking about self-harm?

If you need immediate help, don’t wait for an online appointment.

  • If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

  • Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor

  • Reach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Helpline at 800-662-4357

  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Support Group

Talking about mental health

If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, it is helpful to talk about these issues with others. Learn more about building a strong support system and developing a recovery plan.

For Young People Looking for Help. Mental health problems don't only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too.

For Parents and Caregivers.  It can be hard to talk to your child or dependent about mental health problems. Get tips for starting the conversation.

For Friends and Family Members.  Anyone can experience mental health problems. Friends and family members can make all the difference in a person’s recovery process. Learn how to support your friends and loved ones with mental health problems.

For Educators.  Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Find out about mental health problems, what you can do, and how to develop effective strategies to meet the mental health needs of your students.

For Faith and Community Leaders.  Many people may turn to faith and community leaders when facing mental health problems or traumatic events,? before they turn to a health care professional. Learn how to support mental health in your community.

Conversations in Your Community.  Find tools and resources to help you get involved and build awareness of mental health problems in your community.


American academy of child & adolescent psychiatry

"Not all children grow from infancy through their adolescent years without experiencing some bumps along the way. While every child is unique and special, sometimes they encounter emotions, feelings or behavior that cause problems in their lives and the lives of those around them" (AACAP, 2021).








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