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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.

LGBTQI Resources:

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.

NAMI Resources:

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)

Trauma Resources:

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: 


Additional Resources:

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 -

Self-Care Apps:

Meditation -

  • Insight Timer

  • Calm

  • Headspace

Mental Health Wellness Tracker -

  • Moodnotes

  • Dailyo Journal

Sleep -

  • Sleep Cycle

  • Calm

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The goal of recovery is not to become normal.  The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.

                                        -Pat Deegan

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