Resources

Counseling, Emergency Services and More!

Emergency Services

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233 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 Precious – unique suicide prevention program for Latina teens.  Or see “Comunilife” linke below.

 

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 Information

  • 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.
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, this organization is providing virtual therapy related to life changes and stress during this time.   They are offering “up to 5 individual sessions” for free (cost defrayed) as long as funds last.
    • Text NOSTIGMA to 707070 or visit their website and follow the links on the homepage.
  • 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.
  • Open Path – Resource 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.
  • Medicaid – If 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.
  • Psychology Today – Find a Therapist – once you put in your zipcode, a list of therapists will populate. You can then ‘filter’ by insurance, issue, gender, sexuality, language, etc, etc.
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)  – multiple resources including LGBTQ
    Phone: 800-950-NAMI (6264)
    For a Crisis text “NAMI” 741741
  • Christian counseling:
    AACC (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 (#1) and search for Christian Counselor
  • Therapy for Black Girls – specializing in mental health and unique needs for African-American women.  “Find a therapist” link on the main page
  • Mental Health Resources for Latin Community – you have to scroll through a slide show to see various resources
    • There is a podcast on iTunes / Apple called “LatinX Therapy
    • There is an L.A. Based therapist named Renato Perez, LCSW @renatoperezlcsw on Instagram and here is his profile.
  • Talk2Spirit – yes, this professional therapist’s name is actually Spirit.  No spooky stuff going on.  It’s legitimate.  She has a weekly live feed on her Facebook page 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
  • Latinx Therapy – Find a Latin / Hispanic Therapist