Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you know needs help, don’t wait. Reach out now. You are not alone. Below is a sampling of resources, information, and caring and capable people willing and able to assist.

 Mental Health & Crisis Support Hotlines 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network Suicide & Crisis Hotline: (800) 442-HOPE (4673)  

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233  

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE (4673)  

National Eating Disorders Association Hotline: (800) 931-2237  

Samaritans (Crisis Help, UK and Ireland): 116 123

 Additional Hotline Listings 

Center for Mental Health in Schools/ UCLA (Comprehensive hotline list by topic) /

Crisis Text Line (USA text service) Text HOME to 741741 /


 Mental Illness, Mental Health & Substance Abuse 

National Association on Mental Illness:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

Mental Health Resources (MHR:

The American Psychiatric Association (APA):

Self Care Is Not a Luxury

Please give yourself the care you deserve. If you need help, get help. 

 Crisis & Suicide Prevention 



Veterans Crisis Line:


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs/National Center for PTSD:

 Domestic Violence 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 

Safe Horizon:


Committee for Children:

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

 Children & Teens 

Child Mind Institute:

Nationwide Children’s (On Our Sleeves):

HEARD Alliance:

Teen Health & Wellness:

 College Students 

The Jed Foundation (teens/young adults/college):


National Council on Aging:


The Trevor Project:

LGBT National Help Center (all ages/LGBTQIA):

 Eating Disorders 

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA):


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:

 Psychosis, Schizophrenia & Related Disorders 

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA):


I have read some wonderful books on a christian response to mental health. I'll share a few here. (These are not endorsements, simply examples.)

Mental Health and the Church, Stephen Grcevich, MD

Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges, John Swinton

Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?: Helping (Not Hurting) Those With Emotional Difficulties, Dwight L. Carlson

 Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad, John Eldredge

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness, 


 Christian Ministries & Resources 

Here are a few ministries that exemplify a wonderful biblical response to mental health. Each of these are excellent for individuals, families, or community group resources.

Grace Alliance

Fresh Hope

Hope for Mental Health (Saddleback Church)


Please note: While it was my intention to create as comprehensive a list as possible, I may have unintentionally left out specific psychiatric conditions, life situations, health challenges, or groups of people. This was unintentional. Please, if you or someone you know is in need of professional help, see a medical doctor; this list is meant to be a guide to resources, not a solution in and of itself.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Mathew 7:7