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Mental Health Resources

 

Anti-Stigma Resources

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.


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·Stigma is Greater Among African Americans


Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color


Deconstructing Stigma (Boston Chapter of the NAACP)


The mission of The Black Mental Health Alliance is to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.


NAMI’s Black/African American fact sheet and resource page


Black And African American Communities And Mental Health fact sheet

Resources for Veterans

VA Mental Health Care (https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/get-help/local-care.asp)

Veterans Crisis Line (if you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then press 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net)

Vet Centers (1-877-927-8387 or find one near you https://www.va.gov/find-locations)

www.maketheconnection.net

Download VA’s self-help mobile apps at www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/

VA Women Veterans Call Center (Call or text 1-855-829-6636 or chat www.womenshealth.va.gov/programoverview/wvcc.asp M-F 8AM-10PM and SAT 8AM-6:30PM ET)

VA Caregiver Support Line (Call 1-855-260-3274 M-F 8AM-10PM & SAT 8AM-5PM ET)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Addiction: https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-addiction

National Mental Health Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:


SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  1-800-273-8255; Available 24hours/7 days a week Nationwide for anyone facing crisis.


National Veterans Crisis Line: 

1800-273-8255; Available 24 hours/ 7 days a week for all veterans of any service branch

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