Access to Mental Health Services
Lack of access is a major cause for the mental health crisis in America. I created this quick guide to get you started when seeking services for yourself or someone you care about. This is not an exhaustive list, but is a starting point.
Georgia Crisis and Access Line
If you reside in the state of Georgia you may access services and immediate crisis help by calling the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7
SAMHSA'S National Helpline
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.
This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454
Use Lifeline Chat on the web. The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org