in need of mental health support

Last Modified: April 18, 2020 8:46 pm

If you are experiencing mental health, substance abuse, or domestic abuse crises, remember that there are resources to support you.

Free Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)

Free and confidential support for people in distress


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Helpline (24/7)

Treatment referral and information 


National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7)

At the National Domestic Violence Hotline, highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

1.800.799.SAFE (7233) | Confidential 24/7 Chat | Increasing Survivor Safety During COVID19

Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7)

Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters.


Text TalkWithUs to 66746

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (24/7)

The Childhelp National Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.

1.800.4-A-Child or 1.800.422.4453

Crisis Text Line (24/7)

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.

Text HOME to 741741

Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 24/7


Text START to 678678

Trevor Chat, confidential online instant messaging with a counselor, available 24/7.

Addiction Support

Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available to almost everyone. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Virtual Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

Addiction In A Pandemic Toolkit

This toolkit has a range of important resources to assist those dealing with addiction and/or recovery in the midst of the pandemic.

Therapy Services



Talkspace makes therapy available and affordable for all. Our mission is to provide more people with convenient access to licensed therapists who can help those in need live a happier and healthier life.

With Talkspace, you can send a therapist text messages, audio messages, as well as picture and video messages in a private, text-based chat room. Talkspace stands out because of the affordability and convenience it provides.

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Tap into the world’s largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our counselors, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office counselor, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want.

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Therapy for Black Girls


Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. They have a feature that searches for a great therapist for black girls in your area.

Meditation & Mindfulness Resources

Headspace — Headspace is a meditation app that is offering free meditations, sleep, and movement exercises during this time.

Simple Habit — Simple Habit is a meditation app that is offering their premium tier free (till the end of April) for those unable to pay. For access, send a message noting your financial circumstances to [email protected].

Balance — Balance is a personalized meditation app that is offering a free one year subscriptions. Anyone interested can email [email protected].

Sanvello Health — Sanvello Health is a digital care platform that offers daily mood tracking, assessments, peer support and coping tools. During this time, they are offering free premium service.

Calm — Calm is a mindfulness platform. During this time, they curated a resource filled with meditations, sleep stories, music, and more.

Insight Timer — Insight Timer is a free app that provides meditation and general wellness resources.

Cosmic Kids Yoga — A YouTube channel that offers yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation specifically designed for kids 3+.

Smiling Mind — Smiling Mind is a free meditation app with age-group specific content that teaches mindfulness to improve overall emotional well-being and decrease stress.

Mindful — Mindful is a website with multiple resources for guided mediatation (audio, practices, etc)

UCLA Mindful — Diana Winston, Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, guides listeners through meditation. While there is an app, people can also download it straight from the website.

Ten Percent — Ten Percent is offering free subscriptions to healthcare workers. Go here for instructions if you are one. They also have a podcast, guided meditations, talks, and articles free to anyone.

Tiny Habits — Tiny Habits is offering free ongoing sessions led by experts. Examples of sesssions include ways to reduce stress and anxiety, improve well being, and more

Self Care Resources

QuarantineRx — Resource with multiple science-backed activities that help with anxiety and cabin fever.

Interactive Self Care Guide — Interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals.

GROW Counseling Resources — Resources for individuals and families, including guided self-care daily journal, podcast specific to time, family resources, and more.

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