Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis: (704) 566-3410 (Select Option 1) Cabarrus County Mobile Crisis: (800) 939-5911 Gaston County Mobile Crisis: (888) 235-HOPE (4673) Mental health first responders for individuals or groups who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Available 24 hours/365 days a year. They offer emergency psychological assessment, immediate intervention for individuals, family and community crisis events. Although typically they assist persons with mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues, they can be utilized to help individuals and families or communities overwhelmed in a situational crisis; such as a victim of crime, hostage situation, witness to violence or fatal or multiple injury scenes, post homicide or suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (800) 273-TALK (8255) Connect to a local crisis center 24/7.
Safe Alliance Charlotte www.safealliance.org Mecklenburg Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (704) 332 2513 Mecklenburg Rape Crisis Line: (704) 375 9900 Union Rape Crisis line: (704) 283 7770 Cabarrus Rape Crisis Line: (704) 721 0110
General Clinical Resources
National Institute of Mental Health Office of Communications 6001 Executive Blvd. Rm. 8184, MSC 9663 Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 (866) 615-6464 www.nimh.nih.gov Division of the National Institutes of Health (U.S. government health research) that focuses on research about mental illness and mental health issues.
National Mental Health Information Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration P.O. Box 42557 Washington, DC 20015 (800) 789-2647 www.mentalhealth.org The information center, sponsored by the federal government, was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policymakers, providers, and the media. Information Center staff members are available to answer questions, directing callers to federal, state, and local organizations involved in the treatment and prevention of mental illness.
Mental Health InfoSource www.mhsource.com General information about mental health, including e-mail newsletters on a variety of mental health problems.
Mayo Clinic 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 (507) 284-2511 www.mayoclinic.com Reliable medical information from the Mayo Clinic.
Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association) 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311 (703) 684-7722 www.nmha.org Founded in 1909 by ex-mental patient Clifford Beers, NMHA is the oldest mental health organization in the United States and its 340+ affiliates are dedicated to promoting mental health, prevention, advocacy, education, and research. They have hotlines and other helpful services available.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201-3042 (703) 524-7600 Information Helpline: (800) 950-6264 (NAMI) www.nami.org NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. There are hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education. NAMI’s website also has many helpful links and lots of information about mental illness, treatment, advocacy, and support.