If you would like to learn more about mental health, visit the websites listed below. These sites will help you learn ways to help yourself and when to seek out help from a counselor. This information can be useful in understanding friends and family who are struggling with psychological issues and illnesses, as well as in research for your coursework.
Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
Live operators available 8:30 AM — 5 PM EST to refer you to public mental health clinics near you. 1-800-789-2647 or 1-877-495-0009.
American Psychological Association
Public Education Line. Live operators available to help you 24/7 refer you to local APA board certified psychologists. 1-800-964-2000.
American Psychiatric Association Answer Center
Live operators available 24/7 to refer you to local APA board certified psychiatrists. 1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924).
Live counselors 9 AM — 5 PM refer you to various mental health professionals near you. 1-800-843-7274.
National Hopeline Network
Live certified counselors available 24/7 to help those in immediate distress. 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Counselors available 24/7 for referrals. 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A free way to find the closest free mental health help in your area.
The Jed Foundation
A nonprofit public charity committed to reducing the youth suicide rate and improving the mental health support provided to college students nationwide.
Providing information and support for college students to adjust to college and life issues.
Active Minds On Campus
A student-run mental health awareness, education, and outreach source, to destigmatize mental illness and create a better life for all who suffer.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Includes a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide through groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration programs and critical policy work. Expanded assistance for people whose lives have been affected by suicide, offering support and opportunities to become involved in prevention.
Annenberg Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
Latest expert research findings about the disorder, guidelines for treatment, and prevention.
National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Educate the public about mental health issues and eradicate fear, shame, and stigma commonly associated with mental illness.
National Mental Health Association's Back to Campus
Includes fact sheets, resources, and activity and media outreach ideas to spread the word about mental health on college campuses.
Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands created its Adolescent Mental Health Initiative to synthesize and disseminate scientific research on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents
Screening for Mental Health, Inc- College Response
Nonprofit organization developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.
NMHA's mpower: Musicians for Mental Health
Public awareness campaign that harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health and fight the stigma associated with it.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
Outreach program of the Light for Life Foundation International for awareness and prevention of suicide.
National Institute of Mental Health
The Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses.
National Mental Health Association
Dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Information about alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Disorders and Illnesses, medications, research, book reviews, conference/meetings announcements and NAMI Help Line.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in North Carolina
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
- NC Alcoholics Anonymous »
Information about the international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts, including events and local meeting search.
- NC Narcotics Anonymous »
A 12-Step compulsive overeating recovery program, is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional aspects
Support for relatives and friends of people with alcohol issues, meeting lists and central office phone numbers.
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Collaborative effort of organizations to prevent suicide.
Bipolar Disorder Information
A comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.