Resources and Reading
Suicide Prevention Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800.273.8255 (24-hour line)
Crisis Text Line - Text "Home" to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor via text
North Carolina Mental Health Crisis Resource Information:
The website offers specific crisis resources by county in North Carolina.
Trevor Project - LGBTQI Crisis Hotline - 886.488.7386 (24-hour line)
The organization offers telephone, text, and messaging crisis resources for the LGBTQI community; website -
Trans Lifeline - 877.565.8860 (24-hour line)
The organization offers a trans support crisis line that is staffed by trans-identified crisis counselors.
The website offers crisis resource information, but also offers a robust amount of information for individuals, as well as family and friends of folks experiencing challenges with mental health symptoms.
NAMI Helpline for families and friends of those impacted by mental health challenges - 800.451.9682 (M-F 8:30a-5:00p); Textline 919.999.6527 (M-F 8:30a - 5p)
National Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Human Trafficking Resources:
National Domestic Violence Crisis Line - 800.799.7233 (24-hour line)
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline - 800.656.4673 (24-hour line)
National Human Trafficking Hotline - 888.373.7888 or text 233733 for support and resources (24-hour line)
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Veteran’s Hotline - 800.273.8255 and press 1
Resources for Accessing Therapy Services with Clinicians of Color:
These are national directories of clinicians that individuals may seek counseling through.
Melanin and Mental Health:
Therapy for Black Girls:
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network:
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) - 800.931.2237 (M-Th 9a - 9p; F 9a - 5p) or text NEDA to 741741 (24-hour crisis text line)
National Runaway Switchboard - 800.786.2929 (24-hour line)
Provides crisis intervention and referrals for runaway or homeless youth in the US.
United Way - Dial 211
Provides assistance with emergency food, clothing, health care, shelter, and other resources.
Aunt Bertha - Website that connects individuals with various service agencies in their area, including assistance with transportation, medical care, food, and housing.
mRelief - text “Food” to 74544 or go to
Assists in determining whether a person is eligible for food stamps or SNAP benefits and assists with the application process.
Homeless Shelter Directory - https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/index.html
Mental Health Wellness Tracker -
The goal of recovery is not to become normal. The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.