Mental Health Links

Crisis Text Line:

Text CONNECT to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

1-800-273-8255 .

We are here 24/7 with free, confidential, and anonymous help! Our highly trained staff and volunteers provide immediate assistance, compassionate support, and resource referrals that can put you on a path to healing. Texting on the Lifeline, Alcohol & Drug Helpline and Military Helpline is available 8am – 11pm PST daily. We’ll reply as soon as we open back up. Please remember help on the phone is always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters available. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish)

(888) 628-9454

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

(800) 799-4889

Now Matters Now:

https://www.nowmattersnow.org/help-line

Direct advice for overwhelming urges to kill self or use opioids

— Shut it down —

Sleep (no overdosing). Can’t sleep? Cold shower or face in ice-water (30 seconds and repeat).* This is a reset button. It slows everything way down.

— No Important Decisions —

Especially deciding to die. Do not panic. Ignore thoughts that you don’t care if you die. Stop drugs and alcohol.

— Make Eye Contact —

A difficult but powerful pain reliever. Look in their eyes and say “Can you help me get out of my head?” Try video chat. Keep trying until you find someone.

Video Guide (if you would like help following these steps). Here is a guided Eye Contact video to compliment the Guide.

*Not medical advice.

National Parent Helpline:

1-855- 4A PARENT

(1-855-427-2736)

Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

• They understand, many from their own experiences, listen and offer support.

• They are informed on NAMI Programs, NAMI Support Groups and locate your local NAMI Affiliate.

• They are trained to help identify the best resource options for your individual concern.

Important Mental Health Links

• They are knowledgeable and a source of accurate information about relevant topics.

• They care.

TRICARE:

https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental/CrisisLines

Military Crisis Hotlines.

http://www.tricare.mil is an official website of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), a component of the Military Health System

TRICARE is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense (DoD), DHA

American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/crisis

Need to talk to someone? Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling.

Author: fjr311

Frank Rivera- Founder/President- Sarcoidosis of Long Island Founder/President- RareNY Frank Rivera founded Sarcoidosis of Long Island in 2012. In 2011 Frank was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis after being misdiagnosed with lung cancer for 7 years prior. Since opening Sarcoidosis of Long Island he has been a local, state and federal advocate for Sarcoidosis to raise awareness for Sarcoidosis in the government sector. He has also spoke at two Congressional briefings for Sarcoidosis. Frank is a National Ambassador for Foundation for Sarcoidosis Patient Ambassador for Illumina Frank organized RareNY in 2016, to raise awareness for Rare Diseases in New York. He organized “A Day for Rare Diseases” in October 2016 in New York with Global Genes. The event raised awareness for all 7000+ rare diseases to the public.

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