Mental Health Resources

Find Help in USA

If you or a loved one is struggling or has concerns about their mental health, know that there are ways to get help. Reach out to a health care provider. Connect with professional groups, advocates, and experts. 

And you can get help right away from these official helplines and resources from the CDC, National Institute for Mental Health, and other organizations. 

  • Dial 911 if you need emergency help.
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. 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 in the United States. Call 988
  • Crisis Text Line: In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. Dial 988 then press 1.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

It’s important to remember that asking for help is a normal part of life. You never need to feel like you have to take on the world alone.

Find Help in Australia

In an emergeny call 000.

If you need help, talking to your doctor is a good place to start. If you’d like to find out more or talk to someone else, here are some organisations that can help:

  • Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online
  • Head to Health – for advice, assessment and referral into local mental health services – call 1800 595 212 from 8:30am to 5pm on weekdays (public holidays excluded)
  • Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online
  • Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help
  • headspace (online tools for young people)
  • Mensline Australia MensLine Australia is a free telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.— call 1300 78 99 78

If you need more information and support, visit Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) for resources, helplines, apps, online programs and forums.

Find Help in UK

If you just need to talk, any time of day or night

Free listening services

These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:

If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

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