Free Mental Health Hotlines
You can call or text any of these hotlines at any time of day, free of charge, whether in crisis or wanting some support. Click the links or dial/text the numbers below to find out more.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline / Dial 988
Crisis Text Line /Text HOME to 741741
Teen Line: 800-852-8336/Text TEEN to 839869
TrevorLifeLine LGBTQ+ support: 866-488-7386/Text 678-678
LGBT Hotline: 888-843-4564
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: 800-656–4673
Veterans Crisis Line: DIAL 988, then press 1
Disaster Distress Helpline English: 800-985-5990
Disaster Distress Helpline Spanish: 800-985-5990 press 2
211 Brevard County Dial 211 and follow the prompts for help connecting to resources to meet basic needs like mental health care, housing, food, and transportation.
For even more resources check out: National Alliance on Mental Illness
What is mental health?
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Finding the Right Counselor for You
Looking for a therapist is not a one size fits all situation. Attempt to find someone who specializes in the care you are looking for as well as someone who makes you feel comfortable. Check out the linked article and podcast for more information.
The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is a unique suicide risk assessment tool that supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask and provides guidance on steps to take to ensure the right level of support is provided. There are a range of screening tools that can be administered by friends, teens, parents, law enforcement, first responders, mental health professionals, and medical providers at The Columbia Lighthouse Project
Friends and Family Risk Assessment link- The Columbia Protocol for Families and Friends
BIPOC Mental Health Resources: ASHA International and The Mental Health Coalition
Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: List of comprehensive resources and support systems available.
Wisdom of Trauma Resources Science and Nonduality: Wisdom of Trauma Documentary and Resource Guide
Give an Hour: A nonprofit with a focus on Access to Care, Culture Change, & Mental Health Literacy
Open Path Collective: A nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.
To Write Love on Her Arms: To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: NCTSN was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.
Mental Health Podcasts
The Positive Psychology Podcast
The Hardcore Self-Help Podcast
Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
Where Should We Begin: Esther Perel
Nature for Change Project Resources
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, Florence William
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, Dr. Qing Li, Ramon Tikaram, et al.
Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors, James Mills
Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, Carolyn Finney
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
The Nature Principal: Human Restoration & the End of Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life, Richard Louv
Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature
Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses – UBC Okanagan News
Mental Health Benefits of Nature – NAMI California
Outdoor Activity Ideas
10 Nature Connection Activities | Healing Forest
22 Nature Connection Activities for Sharing Nature with Beginners (nature-mentor.com)