If You Need Someone To Talk To
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis
HOW DOES CRISIS TEXT LINE WORK?
- You text 741741 when in crisis, available 24/7 in the United States.
- A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
- The Crisis Counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals - all through text message, using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.HOW National Suicide Prevention Lifeline WORK?
- You’ll hear a message telling you that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will be placed on a short hold while they connect you.
- A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.
- This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.
If You or Someone You Love Needs Support:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. AFSP also offers steps for various ways you can support a loved one or even yourself during thoughts of suicide.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, does not provide counseling instead they point those in need in the right direction. 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 facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This helpline provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Local Organizations Who Can Help
Mental Health Association in Forsyth County
The Mental Health Association also referred to as Triad Mental Health has so many resources from support groups for anxiety and schizophrenia to mental health training that gives you the tools to help someone in a crisis.
Too many individuals in our community struggle with poverty, unemployment and domestic upheaval that threaten not only the lives of their own families but also our collective future. Family Services works to help children, families and individuals make positive, lasting changes in their lives; strengthen families; build a healthier, more stable community; and build a better future for all of us.