Mental Health Resources

 See below for:

  • Emergency Hotlines & Services
  • Housing
  • Counseling & Therapy Links
  • Helpful Articles (as shared on IG)

Emergency Services

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
The Jed Foundation Preventing Suicide / Counseling for Teens & Young Adults 
Text “START” to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Life Is PreciousA unique suicide prevention program for Latina teens.  Or see “Comunilife” linked below.

For more information: 917-304-3645 or Email: LIP@comunilife.org 

Housing

Comunilife ‘Providing affordable housing & supported transitional and permanent housing for homeless adults struggling with HIV/AIDS, serious mental and behavioral health issues & other chronic medical conditions’

Counseling & Therapy Links

Listed in no particular order. Be sure to scroll down to view all.

The Boris Henson Foundation Created by actress Taraji P. Henson – with a focus on breaking the stigma and providing mental health resources to the African-American community.

Text NOSTIGMA to 707070 or visit their website and follow the links on the homepage.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Check with your EAP (Employee Assistance Program) through your HR Department at your job to see if there are counseling services provided through your employer.  Sometimes there are a number of free sessions or other resources they provide.
Open Path CollectiveResource where you can find therapists at a discounted price through this specific network.  You have to pay a $49 one-time fee and then each session with the counselor you select is between $30-$50 per session.  A huge savings. Only restriction is that you must use therapists within the Open Path network.  However, some therapists/counselors provide long-distance sessions over the phone.
U.S. MedicaidIf you have Medicaid, there are certain therapists / counselors who accept Medicaid programs.  Search it out on your provider website OR this link on Psychology Today.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Multiple resources including LGBTQIA+
Phone: 800-950-NAMI (6264)
For a Crisis text “NAMI” 741741
Psychology Today – Find a Therapist Once you put in your zip code, a list of therapists will populate. You can then ‘filter’ by insurance, issue, gender, sexuality, language, etc.
Christian CounselingAACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) – choose “Resources” tab and select the first option in drop-down menu “Find a Counselor”.

You can also go to the Psychology Today link listed above and search for Christian Counselor.
LGBTQIA+ and 2SThe Trevor Project – Youth resource page with multiple helpful links.

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists – this is the page to fill out the referral form for finding gay and lesbian psychiatrists in your area.

Renato Perez in Los Angeles (see below under Latin Community Resources)

Psychology Today

See also Inclusive Therapists below.
Therapy for Black GirlsSpecializing in mental health and unique needs for African-American women.  Use their “Find a therapist” link on the home page menu.

See also Inclusive Therapists below.
Therapy for Black Men “TherapyForBlackMen.org was born from the idea that Black men and boys face unique challenges and stigmatization, and therefore need a dedicated space for seeking and finding mental health support.”

See also Inclusive Therapists below.
Mental Health Resources for Latin Community Via the link to the left, you will have to scroll through a slide show to see the various resources.

Also:
Latinx Therapy – Find a Latin / Hispanic Therapist. They also have a podcast.

There is an Los Angeles, CA based therapist named Renato Perez, LCSW @renatoperezlcsw on Instagram and here is his profile. Also specializes in LGBTQIA+ therapy.

See also Inclusive Therapists below.
Indigenous ResourcesIndigenous Circle of Wellness – for CA residents. 626-782-5570. Call 24/7 or email: Info@icowellness.com. They may be able to link you to resources in other states.

See Inclusive Therapists below.
Inclusive TherapistsWe center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We amplify the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled communities.
Talk2SpiritYes, this professional therapist’s name is actually Spirit.  No spooky stuff going on.  She’s legit.  She has a weekly live feed on her Facebook page and IG at 12pm EST each Friday, for “Free Advice”.  This does not replace therapy, but, it’s a nice resource to be able to ask questions of a therapist and get some advice. 

You can also call her office for them to link you to a therapist in your area.  (888) 718-2827.  If you’re in the Atlanta, GA area, that’s where her office is located.  Find her on all social media @talk2spirit

Helpful Articles

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