Despite our best efforts, we may still experience sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, or other feelings that make it difficult to engage in life activities during the holidays and may need to seek professional help. The following are a few mental health resources from our Ready Reference:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Toll Free Information Helpline: 800/950-6264 (V), 888/344-6264 (TTY)
Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Toll Free: 866/615-6464 (V), 866/415-8051 (TTY), 301/443-4513
Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association)
Toll Free Mental Health Resource Center: 800/969-6642 (V), 800/433-5959 (TTY)
If you need immediate help call the National Hope line Network
800/784-2433 to reach a 24-hour crisis center in your area.
Toll Free Suicide Helpline: 800/273-8255
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –
Mental Health Information Center
Toll Free: 800/789-2647 (V), 866/889-2647 (TTY), 240/747-5475 (TTY International), 240/747-5484 (International) – Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Mental Health Services Locator
Toll Free Referral Helpline Line: 800/662-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800/273-8255
SAMHSA and Facebook are working together to prevent suicide! Read more about the new Facebook service to help prevent suicide at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_119722.html and/or visit SAMHSA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/samhsa.
From everyone at NARIC we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!