IMPORTANT: Mental Health Resource Phone Numbers & Hotlines
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I have complied an updated list of mental health resource phone numbers and hotlines that anyone from the United States could use and keep handy; especially if you are in a crisis or feel like you might harm yourself or somebody else.
- Suicide and Crisis Life Line: Send a text message to: 988 24/7
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK 24/7
- Help For Self-Harm: Text message the word connect to: 741741 24/7
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline: It is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1-800-662-HELP
- Bipolar Hotline: 1-866-903-3787
- Contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about schizophrenia or finding support and resources.
- NAMI is here to provide support and information for you and your family. Contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email@example.com if you have any questions about obsessive-compulsive disorders, or finding support and resources.
- Alcohol Addiction: AA (Alcoholics Anonymous- But People looking for Narcotics Anonymous can still attend AA Meetings or get help from this hotline.) Hotline Number: 1-800-839-1686
- National Eating Disorder Hotline: Call this number: 1-800-931-2237 (11a-9p ET Mon-Thurs; Friday: 11am- 5pm) Or you can TEXT (Mon-Thurs 3pm – 6pm ET; Fri 1pm – 5pm ET) the same number.
As I find more useful hotline numbers for mental health and substance abuse, I will update this post some more. If anyone knows of any other hotline numbers please post them in the comments or contact me at Samantha@mybipolarmind.com. Thanks.
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Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog MyBipolarMind.com.
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