3.17. Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
- American Psychiatric Association Foundation - Find a psychiatrist
- American Psychological Association - Find a psychologist
- FindTreatment.gov - Find a provider treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.
Medicare and other insurers are broadening coverage of telehealth (including mental health counseling) services during COVID-19. We suggest contacting your insurer to see what is available in your area. Find a Telemental health provider.
United Spinal Association Mental Health Blogs
If you, or someone you care about, are experiencing a crisis:
- Call 911 if you feel you’re in immediate danger
- Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) which offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. This service is available across the United States.
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline. This resource is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which offers a number of resources for people with substance abuse and mental health concerns, including a treatment locator. Call 1-800-985-5990.
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
- Disaster Hotline for People with Disabilities The hotline provides information, referrals, guidance, technical assistance and resources to people with disabilities, their families, allies, organizations assisting disaster impacted individuals with disabilities and others seeking assistance with immediate and urgent disaster related needs. The Disaster Hotline is always available for intake calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at (800) 626-4959.