Mental Health Essential Crisis Support

Dustin Von Holten, NPP-BC

๐Ÿšจ Patient Resources: Essential Crisis Support Contacts

Remember, in times of crisis, you are not alone. A range of resources is available to help. Here are key contacts, sorted by their focus areas, to provide assistance when you need it most:

General Support ๐ŸŒ

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) or text “HELLO” to 741741. Available 24/7 for anyone in crisis.

LGBTQ+ Support ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

  • LGBT National Hotline: Contact 1-888-843-4564 for dedicated LGBTQ+ support.
  • LGBT Youth Hotline: For young LGBTQ+ individuals, call 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678.
  • Trans Lifeline: For trans-specific support, dial 1-877-565-8860.

Parental Support ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งย ย  ย 

  • National Parent Hotline: Parents seeking guidance or support can dial 1-888-843-4564.

Online Resources ๐ŸŒ

  • NYS Department of Health Mental Health Program Directory: Visit the directory for a comprehensive list of resources.
  • I’m Alive Lifeline: Get immediate online support.
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline: Browse a wealth of mental health resources at NAMI help.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ๐Ÿงฉ

  • SAMHSAโ€™s National Helpline: Dial 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for mental health and addiction services.

โš ๏ธ For Emergency Situations

Involving suicidal thoughts, significant self-harm, or homicidal ideation, immediately dial 9-1-1. The National Suicide Hotline can also be reached directly by dialing 9-8-8. Remember, these contacts offer immediate assistance and are available 24/7, but should not replace professional mental health treatment.

Note: Some hotlines provide services in languages other than English. Please ask about this when you call if needed.