Crisis Resources
SAMHSA, or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers both hotlines and treatment services locators on their website. Call 1-800-662-4357 for info in English or Spanish. They offer support for both mental health and substance abuse issues.
The Crisis Text Line works via Texting rather than speaking aloud. Within the US, access a trained crisis counselor by either sending a Text to 741741, or a message on Facebook Messenger:
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 will connects you with a trained crisis counselor to speak with aloud. Or you may opt instead to use their Instant Messaging via
The Hopeline, or I’m Alive, offers Instant Messaging via their website. You will need to complete a very simple registration screen first. You will be then be connected with a trained crisis responder.
The Veterans Crisis Line allows Veterans in crisis, as well as their families and friends, to connect with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders through toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide – The website is advocacy website for teen suicide and prevention that parents can possibly provide; it also provides outreach information and resources.

Employment Assistance
NC Works is a resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. You can search jobs near you, create resumes, and find education and training. There are special resources for Veterans.
The NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services helps people living with disabilities find and employment and live independently.

The above website allows you to locate Supported Housing options in any NC county. Supportive Housing is for people with low-incomes who have disabilities and combines permanent housing with supportive services. This may be include supportive apartments, alternative family living, or group homes. Also see this info on housing for folks w special needs.
This website has a free rental housing finder for the general public extending to any NC county. This site also has an extensive collection of additional resources on housing issues.
This website has a free rental housing finder for the general public extending to any NC county. This site also has an extensive colle

Treatment and Recovery Services
Vaya Health coordinates services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. They serve 23 different counties in NC, including Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, and Alleghany. Their website also has a resource library.
Call Vaya at 1-800-849-6127 toll free 24/7 to learn about local support treatment services and supports for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Members can request materials in Spanish or English.
Llamar Vaya al número gratuito 1-800-849-6127 24/7 para obtener servicios y apoyo a la salud mental, discapacidades de desarrollo y abuso de sustancias. Los miembros pueden solicitar materiales en español o Inglés.
Daymark provides resources and services for individuals seeking treatment of mental illness or substance abuse. Daymark has centers in Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, and Wilkes counties.
The National Eating Disorders Association helps individuals overcome eating disorders by finding a professional to help. The website provides information on programs and support, education, and ways to get involved.
Teen Depression – A Guide for Parents – Help Guide offers information and resources for several different types of disorders and how parents can use these tools to better help their teens.
ZocDoc Search for Mental Health Service Providers – This website is a search engine to help you find a doctor in your area based on insurance provider, location, and specialist desired.

Substance Abuse Services   SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)’s Treatment Referral Routing Service, online or by calling 1-800-662-4357. The phone line option includes both English and Spanish. Additional resources are on the website.
Dual Diagnosis is an organization that works with several different types of programs and with many different facilities. They can be contacted by their confidential phone line for more questions or information. 1-877-345-3377
Addiction Prevention: 34 Essential Lesson Plans for Educators – This is a wonderful tool to help educate different grade school ages about addiction and drug abuse. Another way to contact them is 1-800-923-7074 is one of the largest internet based sites that offer lots of information on a variety of mental illnesses. This particular link addresses alternative treatments for addiction.

NAMI and NAMI North Carolina
The national NAMI website provides education on mental illness, treatment, support and programs, and advocacy. You can also find your local NAMI Affiliates in different states.
NAMI North Carolina offers information on how to join NAMI or renew your current membership. You can also find information on services for individuals living with mental illness, families, children and adolescents and consumers in North Carolina.

Other Forms of Support
7 Cups offers a Website and an App. For free, it offers anonymous, and confidential conversations with trained active listeners. For cost, there is also Professional Therapy, via Text or by Video Chat. To use either service, you must create a username and password.

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  1. i’m wondering if there is a member or recommended individual who has a young adult/adult family member or is themselves diagnosed/living with schizoaffective disorder/schizophrenia who might counsel with me on decisions surrounding indepenedent living for my 30 year old son. contact me bob gow,, 828-773-3763. thank you…

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