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Mental healthcare is healthcare.
It is also self-care and caring about your team.
Provide your team the resources they need to be whole.
If you have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), make sure managers are trained on the access information including the phone number, brochures, website and of course - any associated costs to the employee or their family member.
Please ensure your EAP allows all employees access, not just full timers or those who choose the company healthcare plan.
Additional free or low-cost resources are listed below.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: On July 16, 2022, 988 was designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 988 is confidential, free crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org/.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.
National Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Trevor Helpline/ Trevor Project
Youth Crisis Intervention / Suicide Prevention
This Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.
National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
For general information on mental health and to locate treatment services in your area, call SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
SAMHSA also has a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator on its website that can be searched by location.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
HRSA works to improve access to health care. The HRSA website has information on finding affordable healthcare, including health centers that offer care on a sliding fee scale.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
CMS has information on its website about benefits and eligibility for mental health programs and how to enroll.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus:
NLM’s website has directories and lists of organizations that can help in identifying a health practitioner.
The free and confidential resources below can help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained mental health professional.