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The resources below can help you better understand mental health and substance use issues.

This is a parent-to-parent guide and contains helpful ideas to help parents deal with difficult time in their family’s life. Available in English and Spanish.

This organization, which was created in 1998 by the creators of a short film called Trevor, focuses on suicide prevention for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) youth, who are especially at risk for suicide. It provides confidential phone and online crisis intervention services for young people in these communities as well as resources for parents and others in the community.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call +1 (800) 662-HELP (4357).‍

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Call +1 (800) 950-NAMI. Email or text NAMI to 741741 (M-F, 10AM – 6PM).

MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit with local affiliates in communities around the country dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

The SPRC is one of the most comprehensive resources for suicide prevention. In addition to information and training, they offer a hotline to help anyone who’s thinking of ending their life. The website has links to resources in different states and a video providing advice on how to help talk people out of committing suicide. Call +1 (800) 273-Talk (8255).

This national family-run organization links more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It works to develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families. Its emphasis on advocacy offers families a voice in the formation of national policy, services and supports for children with mental health needs and their families.

CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.

QPR helps save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

FAVOR is the nation’s leading grassroots recovery advocacy organization. Promoting the rights and resources to recovery through advocacy, education, and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

Anxiety. Depression. Substance use. Mental health is an important component of total health. Elevance Health offers mental health and substance use benefits as part of medical plans.  Get help for eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol dependence. Find a Provider.