Apps for Self Care

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Operates an emergency mental health hotline M-F from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Operators can provide info about mental illness and refer callers to treatment, support groups, family support, and legal support if needed.

Phone Number: 800-950-6264

Email: info@nami.org


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA runs a 24-hour mental health hotline that provides education, support, and connections to treatment. It also offers an online Behavioral Health Treatment Locator to help you find suitable behavioral health treatment programs.

Phone Number: 800-662-4357


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): This organization has a variety of methods for you to communicate with people about mental health issues. In addition to the phone line, there is a live online chat option. These resources are available M-F, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. EST

Phone Number: 866-615-6464


Mental Health America Hotline: Mental Health America is a nationwide organization that provides assistance through this text line. You will be linked to someone who can guide you through a crisis or just provide information.

Contact: Text MHA to 74141


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Crisis intervention and free emotional support are available, which is helpful when you need confidential assistance during a time of emotional distress for you or a loved one. The helpline is open 24/7, and a live online chat is available as well.

Phone Number: 800-273-8255


Crisis Text Line: Specialized crisis counselors are just a text message away on this free confidential 24-hour support line. To further protect your privacy, these messages do not appear on a phone bill. The text line also provides services and support if you are upset, scare, hurt frustrated, or distressed.

Contact: Text CONNECT to 741741


For more resources check out Florida Southern College Self-Help Resources


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