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: facebook.com/crisistextline.
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 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services helps people living with disabilities find and employment and live independently.
This website will link you to bed availability in different counties in North Carolina. This availability is for Family Care Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities, Group Homes, and Permanent Supportive Housing.
NAMI National 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.
Treatment and Recovery Services
Vaya Health provides services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. They serve 23 different counties in North Carolina, including Watauga, Ashe, and Avery.
Call 1-800-849-6127 toll free 24/7 to obtain services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Members can request materials in Spanish or English.
Llamar 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 serves 28 counties in North Carolina.
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
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
Healthyplace.com is one of the largest internet based sites that offer lots of information on a variety of mental illnesses.