Crisis Information

If you are suffering from a mental health issue, or if you think you would benefit from individualized advice, we recommend that you seek professional counseling services. Below is a list of general resources that you may find useful.

Crisis Numbers

  • American Psychiatric Association Answer Center
    Call Toll-Free:1-888-35-PSYCH or 1-888-357-7924; from outside the U.S. and Canada call 1-703-907-7300
    Live operators are available to refer you to local APA board certified psychiatrists.
  • American Psychological Association
    Public Education Line
    (800) 964-2000
    Live operators available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, to help and/or refer you to local APA board certified psychologists.
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. In the San Francisco Bay Area, text BAY to 741741. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    (800) 273-TALK
    (800) 273-8255
    Counselors are available 24 hours a day for referrals.
  • 1-800-THERAPIST
    (800) THERAPIST
    (800) 843-7274
    Live counselors will refer you to various mental health professionals near you from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mental Health Resources

Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
    (240) 485-1001
    www.adaa.org

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
    (800) 233-4050
    www.chadd.org

Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Mood Disorders

  • The Balanced Mind Foundation
    www.thebalancedmind.org
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/Family Response Team
    (800) 826-3632
    www.dbsalliance.org

Eating Disorders

  • National Eating Disorders Association
    (212) 931-2237
    www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
  • Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders
    1-800-RENFREW or 1-800-736-3739
    www.renfrew.org

Schizophrenia

  • Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression)
    (800) 829-8289
    www.bbrfoundation.org

Stress

  • Campus Calm
    www.campuscalm.com

Suicide

  • American Association of Suicidology
    (202) 237-2280
    www.suicidology.org
  • America Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    (888) 333-AFSP
    (888) 333-2377
    www.afsp.org
  • Kristin Brooks Hope Center
    202-536-3200
    (800) 784-2433
    www.hopeline.com
  • The Jed Foundation
    (212) 647-7544
    www.jedfoundation.org
  • National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
    (202) 549-6039
    www.nopcas.com
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
    (952) 946-7998
    www.save.org

Substance Abuse

  • Addiction Center
    (800) 586-9670
    www.addictioncenter.com
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (212) 870-3400
    www.aa.org
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    (818) 773-9999
    www.na.org
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    (301) 443-3860
    www.niaaa.nih.gov
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    (301) 443-1124
    (240) 221-4007 en Español
    www.nida.nih.gov
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    (240) 276-2000
    www.samhsa.gov