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CalHope Red Line

CalHope Red Line

California Consortium for Urban Indian Health
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
CalHope Red Line is a phone, chat, and video chat service providing National, State, and County resources, referrals, and trauma-informed support for Urban Indian and Tribal populations. These include resources related to COVID-19, social services, financial resources, and more.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Coping with COVID-19, Stress
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
Indigenous / Native American
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
Currently Unknown
Language:
English
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
California
Hotline Phone Number:
1-888-368-4090
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer, Peer
24/7 Availability?:
No
Service Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm PST
Date Last Updated:
05/14/21
NYC Well

NYC Well

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
NYC Well offers free, confidential mental health support. Individuals can speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages. Counselors can listen to your concerns and give you immediate support for problems like stress, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use. They also offer crisis counseling and suicide prevention counseling. Finally, Peer Support Specialists, with personal experience with mental health or substance use challenges, are available.

New Yorkers of all ages can call. You can reach out for yourself, or on behalf of someone you know.

This service is provided by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Various Concerns
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English, Spanish
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
New York
Date Last Updated:
11/02/21
Colorado-Based Crisis Hotline/Chatline/Textline

Colorado-Based Crisis Hotline/Chatline/Textline

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
RMCP is a regional system of crisis intervention, offering skilled, hope-filled care to individuals and families in crisis. Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners provides its services to Colorado, free of charge to individuals, through phone and electronic messaging. This includes services like in-the-moment stabilization, early intervention, peer (lived-experience) support, follow up care for Crisis Lines and Emergency Department partners, referral into ongoing treatment to all Coloradans – regardless of geography, income, race, gender, etc. Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners is your local National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provider, the provider of the statewide Colorado Crisis and Support Line, is the only service of its kind in the state, and is often times the only behavioral healthcare resource accessible for Coloradans.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Various Concerns, Anxiety, Coping with COVID-19, Coping with Mental Health of Others, Coping with Natural Disasters, Coping with Race Related Stress / Trauma, Crisis Support, Depression, Stress, Suicide
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
Colorado
Hotline Phone Number:
844-493-TALK (8255) or Text ‘TALK’ to 38255
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer, Peer, Mental Health Professional
24/7 Availability?:
Yes
Service Hours:
24/7
Date Last Updated:
11/09/21
STEVE Crisis Text Line

STEVE Crisis Text Line

The Steve Fund
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
The Steve Fund has created ​a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. ​The Fund is committed to using text messaging to improve access to crisis counseling for college and university students of color. If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, or in crisis, please know you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Various Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Age Groups Served:
Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
Asian / Pacific Islander, Black / African American, Indigenous / Native American, Latinx / Latino / Hispanic
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
National Availability (all 50 states)
Hotline Phone Number:
741741
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer
24/7 Availability?:
Yes
Service Hours:
24/7
Date Last Updated:
11/27/21
New York State HOPEline

New York State HOPEline

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
The New York State problem gambling and chemical dependency HOPEline is owned by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and operated by contractors to provide high quality, responsive information, and referral services via phone and text message to callers throughout New York State experiencing substance abuse and problem gambling. HOPEline services are free and confidential. Vibrant Emotional Health is contracted to operate the text message capabilities of the HOPEline. The HOPEline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The HOPEline responds to callers and follows-up to ensure that referrals result in intake appointments and to provide support and additional referrals as appropriate.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Addiction / Substance Misuse
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English, Spanish, Chinese, Creole, Russian
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
New York
Hotline Phone Number:
1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or Text HOPENY (467369)
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer
24/7 Availability?:
Yes
Operating System:
iOS, Android
Date Last Updated:
11/22/21
The Jed Foundation Mental Health Resource Center

The Jed Foundation Mental Health Resource Center


530 7th Avenue, Suite 801, New York, NY 10018
The Jed Foundation
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.

Find ways to manage feelings like anxiety and sadness; learn how to navigate emotional challenges like break-ups and other difficult transitions; get information on mental health conditions like depression; discover tools for self-care; and get help for yourself or a loved one.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Currently Unknown
Service Focus:
Various Concerns, Addiction / Substance Misuse, Anxiety, Coping with Mental Health of Others, Coping with Race Related Stress / Trauma, Crisis Support, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief / Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Stress, Suicide, Trauma
Research-Supported Treatments:
Currently Unknown
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
Currently Unknown
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Licensed Providers?:
Currently Unknown
Eligible States:
National Availability (all 50 states)
Date Last Updated:
11/29/21
TEEN LINE Help Line, Text & Call

TEEN LINE Help Line, Text & Call

TEEN LINE
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We’re here to help! Call 800-TLC-TEEN (800-852-8336) (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST. TEEN LINE is a nonprofit, community-based organization helping distressed youth address their problems. It is our mission to provide peer-based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support. Text “TEEN” to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to speak with one of our teens (Text STOP to opt out. Standard msg and data rates may apply).
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Various Concerns
Age Groups Served:
Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English
Access:
Visually Impaired, Physically Disabled
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
National Availability (all 50 states)
Hotline Phone Number:
800-852-8336 (toll-free) or TEXT ‘TEEN’ to 839863
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer, Peer
24/7 Availability?:
No
Service Hours:
OPEN FROM 6PM TO 10PM PACIFIC TIME EVERY NIGHT
Date Last Updated:
12/12/21
Wysa

Wysa

Wysa
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
Always there for you when you need someone to talk to, Wysa (an AI chatbot) can help you keep track of your mood with friendly chats and helps fight stress and anxiety with its proven techniques and calming meditation and mindfulness audios. Talk to Wysa now or use its free mindfulness exercises for effective anxiety relief, depression and stress management. Wysa will support you through the big and small anxieties of life by using science as a foundation to strengthen your mental health. Research-backed, widely used techniques of CBT, DBT, Yoga and meditation are employed to support you with stress, anxiety, deep sleep, loss and other mental health and wellness needs.

Talking to Wysa AI is free, including tools offered in chat. We charge for a premium version with ‘convenient features’ (eg. direct access to tools), as well as Wysa Well-being Coach or Therapist Services, which is a text-based online messaging service with a highly trained and qualified mental health and well-being professional. Wysa Well-being Coach or Therapist will listen to you, support, motivate and guide you in achieving your emotional well-being goals and resilience skills.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
No
Service Focus:
Various Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Research-Supported Treatments:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
National Availability (all 50 states)
Operating System:
iOS, Android
Date Last Updated:
12/07/21
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?:
Yes
Service Description:
The Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors of sexual violence and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The volunteers and staff at the hotline have received extensive training in sexual assault crisis intervention. To use the English/ Spanish text and chat services, users must be 13 years or older. If under 13 years old, users will be directed to call or text the Rape Crisis Hotline. No cost to user, only standard messaging rates apply.
Insurance:
No insurance needed
Always Free?:
Yes
Service Focus:
Crisis Support, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Trauma
Age Groups Served:
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups:
No specialized services
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served:
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+:
No specialized services
Special Services For:
Not applicable
Language:
English, Spanish
Access:
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?:
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States:
Illinois
Hotline Phone Number:
888-293-2080
Service Provided By:
Trained Volunteer
24/7 Availability?:
Yes
Service Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST (Text and Chat services)
Operating System:
iOS, Android
Date Last Updated:
01/17/22