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Thank you for reaching out to Mental Health America. Although we do not provide direct services ourselves, we'd like to help you find the resources to best support you or a loved one. Please take a moment to browse the questions below. The recommendations represent services we believe are well-equipped to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to talk to someone?
Are you looking for direct services in your area?
Are you looking for a low- to no-cost mental health treatment center for you or a loved one?
Are you looking for housing assistance?

Do you need to talk to someone?

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.

You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need.

Are you looking for direct services in your area?

One of our 200 MHA affiliates across the country can provide you with additional guidance and connect you to local resources. Find the affiliate closest to you here:

Find more information about finding therapy, support groups, and inpatient care as well as types of mental health treatments here.

Are you looking for a low- to no-cost mental health treatment center for you or a loved one?

HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. Health centers provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. Contact the health center organization directly to confirm the availability of specific services and to make an appointment. Search for a health center closest to you here.

You can also locate treatment facilities in your area by using the SAMHSA Treatment locator available at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator or by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Are you looking for housing assistance?

Find information and resources on affordable, temporary, or permanent housing here. You can also reach out to your local MHA affiliate for housing resources and programs in your area. Find the affiliate closest to you here.

In addition, each state has a free and confidential 2-1-1 Information and Referral line. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Local alternate numbers are also available on the website here.

The Homeless Shelter Directory is another free resource that lists homeless shelters by state on their website. Search for local listings here.


If the responses above do not apply to you, or if any of the recommendations above were not helpful, you may use the form below to send us an email. We will make our best effort to respond in a timely fashion. Please do not use this form if you or someone you know is in crisis. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. 

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