APA- general:


NMHA- general:


SAMHSA homeless referrals:


National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness 1.800.444.7415


Information Resources for the Homeless

Health information for the homeless

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Mental Health Information

These resources are suitable for the general population

Click here for resources for mental health care for the homeless

For information and referrals to therapists call the APA at 1-800-964-2000, the NMHA at 1.800.969.6642 or (UK) 0845.766.0163

Also search by state and county here for local referrals.

Basic hotlines: Rape Crisis 1.800.656.HOPE (4673), Self Injury 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366-8288), Suicide Hotline 1.800.273.TALK, 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433), Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), Gay & Lesbian 1.888.THE.GLNH (1.888.843.4564), Child Abuse 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)

General mental health resources - finding a therapist

It's very important to find a regular therapist. Healing is possible. Some good advice from the below resources is to interview three therapists and choose the one you feel fits you best. Listed below are referral organizations which tell you how to find a therapist near you. During this interview you may want to ask what area they specialize in and if there are any topics they are uncomfortable with such as religion or LGBT issues. Many people are interested in support groups or group therapy.

Referral Organizations- Find a therapist

Why is therapy important?

You may need a safe, nurturing environment to freely express your thoughts and emotions. In order to regain control of your emotions, it is essential to feel secure enough in your environment to express your anger, grief, fear, self-blame, without feeling judged.

This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You can access this information in several ways by selecting a State of U.S. Territory from the map or drop-down menu.

Find in-patient programs for trauma.

The ADAA provides a therapist directory.

You can also find a cognitive therapist here.


How do I find treatment?

These resources from the National Mental Health Association can be used to help you find mental health treatment services in your community.

Although the American Psychological Association is not able to provide direct referrals, you can obtain a referral to a psychologist in your area by calling 1-800-964-2000. The operator will use your zip code to locate and connect you with the referral service of the state psychological association.


Resources For Survivors

Information, Resources and Therapist Listings from Sidran's Help Desk.


Very comprehensive world directory of crisis sites from HPP.


Private Sector Resources

How to choose a therapist

From Dr. Kevin Grold-Find three therapists specializing in your problem and interview them each to decide which works best with you.


"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy has emerged as a procedure to be reckoned with in psychology....Almost a million people have been treated .... Also, further research appears to support the remarkable claims made for EMDR therapy."



other sources:

If you are a student free counseling is probably available through your University. Also try searching for sliding scale therapists in the phone book for less expensive alternatives.


Suicide Hotline information


1-800-273-TALK. This number will put callers in touch with the federally-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a service that has been in operation since January, 2005. It functions as a central switchboard to immediately connect callers to virtually the same network of certified, local crisis centers accessed by 1-800-SUICIDE. So callers can receive counseling or emergency services, if needed, close to home.

Suicide Hotlines 1-800-273-TALK, 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
The Gay & Lesbian Hotline 1.888.THE.GLNH (843.4564)

Rape Crisis 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
Self Injury 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366-8288)



If you're feeling depressed or suicidal now and need to talk to someone, we're here to listen.

LGBT Befrienders

Information on gay and lesbian suicide counseling.

Suicide support groups

Find suicide support groups in the US.



Samaritans' mission Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.


Support Directory


Support group directory for suicidal thoughts


Mind / Mental Illness Information for the homeless

For free information about homelessness and mental health - including publications, references, and referrals to local and national resources and organizations - call SAMHSA 1.800.789.2647; (TDD) 1.866.889.2647.

You can also search the yellow pages for sliding scale therapy.


Mental illness resources


National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Health


Information on types of Drugs- Databases


Information on Drug side effects


Drug information from rxlist- patient information


About Mental Illness: Understand the different types of mental illnessess


Books to understand and recover from mental illness


Books on mental illness and homelessness


Psych Central self help books organized by catagory.  Look these up in the library catalog.


Mayo Clinic - Consumer oriented information about both illnesses and drugs. 


Intelihealth - The Drug Resource center explains how to read labels and and offers tips on buying medications online.


Information on therapy



A listing and explanation for different types of therapy


New Orleans, La mental health and medical resources



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