Mental Health Helpline

Self Help Clearinghouse

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Compeer, Inc.

Provides one-to-one volunteer supportive relationships to adults and youth in mental health recovery.
259 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Voice: 1-800-836-0475 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center

Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. Leave name and mailing address and literature will be mailed to you.
Voice: 1-866-615-6464 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Mental Health America

Provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including bipolar disorder, depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and warning signs of mental illness. Referrals to local mental health services. Distributes free national directory of local mental health associations and offers low-cost materials. Advocates to remove stigma of mental illness and for mental health benefits parity.
Voice: 1-800-969-6642 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Project Return Peer Support Warm Line

Provides support for mental health consumers.
Voice: 1-888-448-9777 (Mon.-Fri. 5-10pm)
Verified: 2/27/2014


Education and advocacy organization. Provides information on borderline personality to families, consumers and providers. Referrals to clinicians, treatment programs, self-help groups, BPD Journal, speakers' bureau, professional conferences and advocacy.
Voice: 1-888-482-7227 (Mon.-Fri., Noon-5pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Crisis and Information Helpline

Provides crisis intervention, information and referral service to individuals seeking help. Service is equipped with TTD (Devise for the Deaf). Callers may remain anonymous and receive help from trained telephone counselors.
Voice: 1-800-433-7291 (24/7/365)
TDD: 1-800-433-7291 (24/7/365)
Verified: 1/24/2014

Disaster Distress Helpline

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-line symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearist crisis center for information, support and counseling.
Voice: 1-800-985-5900
TDD: 1-800-846-8517
Verified: 2/25/2014

Boy's Town National Hotline

Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for boys and girls. Free and confidential. Short-term crisis intervention. Suicide prevention. Works with children and families.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-448-3000 (24 hr.)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Provides information on schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Has information on research being conducted on these disorders. Newsletter, literature and brochures.
Voice: 1-800-829-8289 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

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