Help a Friend: Resources
Sometimes, the best way to help a friend is by listening. But, sometimes, a friend may need information or help from a professional. This quick list of resources should help.
Resources on our website
- If you are looking for a mental health professional, start with our Find a Therapist page.
- Need the facts or information? Check out Mental Health Info, especially Resources by Topic or Concern.
Resources on other websites
- If you live in the New York Metropolitan area, NYC Well is free, 24/7/365 confidential mental health support for all New Yorkers. To reach NYC Well, call 1-888-NYC-Well, text WELL to 65173, or chat with a counselor at nyc.gov/nycwell.
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a national organization dedicated to education, support, and advocacy. They offer support, programs, and information and have chapters and affiliates throughout the country. Check out the NAMI helpline, call 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI), or email [email protected].
- The JED Foundation: JED has lots of information and specialized websites for young adults, families, and schools. We are especially big fans of ULifeLine. While ULifeline is focused on college mental health, their articles and fact sheets really can apply to anyone.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: What you need to know is that they are 24/7, confidential and free, and committed to providing support to anyone in people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. They have resources for families, friends, and professionals as well. 1-800-273-8255 or chat.
- For Young People Looking for Help: Don't let the title of the page send you running. There is some helpful information on this website put out by the Department of Health & Human Services.
- Love Is Respect: Loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.