The Disaster Distress Helpline is provided by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disasters. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all resident in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. To speak with a trained counselor:

Call 1-800-985-5990; TTY 1-800-846-8517; Text TalkWithUs to 66746

Spanish Speakers:
Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”
From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746
From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663


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. On the website you will find comprehensive information on mental disorders, their symptoms, treatments, as well as opportunities to get involved in the fight against mental illness. The site includes sections addressing the mental health need specific to different cultures, to LGBTQI individuals, and to people with disabilities. It also enables online communities to connect with other people interested in these issues.

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance. To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET, send an email to [email protected] or clink on the “Chat with us” link at the bottom of the web page.

NAMI California

The California chapter and their website offers education and information about statewide initiatives.


Insight Treatment Programs are recognized as a leader in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for teens, (13-19 years of age), struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Whether your teen is suffering from a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD or is having behavior problems such as, self-harm, addictive behaviors, aggression, and isolation, we are here to support and guide you, not just for the teen, but for the entire family.

In all our years of experience, we have seen countless ways that teens act out, but what they all have in common is a long history of internal emotional pain that must be addressed before any real lasting effects will be sustained. It takes time, and there is no quick solution. With that consideration, we designed our program to provide our families a long-term support system.

At Insight we understand that dealing with teenage issues can be difficult at best. In order to help alleviate some of the angst, we offer parent education and parent support groups lead by our treatment team to help parents gain information, support, and guidance from staff and other parents who have had similar experiences. Insight counselors are also available to parents on an on-call basis for guidance and support.

Call now to schedule an initial assessment with our Clinical Director at no charge. We are In Network with most private insurance plans.

Santa Clarita – (661) 765-8445; Van Nuys – (818) 532-5990. For other California locations – (888) 295-9995


ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice and evidence-based research. The website offers educational information and many resources for support, including tools to find member a therapist in your local area.


Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Find educational information, online screening tools for mental health conditions, tools for recovery, options to pay for care and more on the website.


This website offers research, resources and publications related to mental illness, mental health, substance abuse, prevention, treatment and recovery.


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, is part of the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The website provides information on mental health topics, the latest clinical research and clinical trials, and how to access help.


Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent and resolve many of life’s challenges by providing knowledge and hope. Their goal is to give individuals the information and encouragement they need to take charge of their health, well-being and make healthy choices. The website provides comprehensive information for mental and emotional health; family and relationships; healthy living; and seniors and aging.


Mental health issues come in all shapes and forms. Whether you or your child, loved one or friend are struggling with some sort of mental health issue, can help. We created to assist those who have some sort of mental health issue find a treatment and care facility that will serve their needs. We provide a complete directory of every single licensed mental health facility in the United States. Our facility listing pages provide full information on what kind of treatment and services each facility offers, where they are located and how to reach them.


A national nonprofit organization helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides. The website includes profiles of families and experts and an online depression wellness analyzer to help people with depression and their families actively monitor their treatment.


Millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health with the goal to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to this stigma, creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.


National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services and serves as an advocacy organization for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.

The website provides a link to locate local mental health providers sorted who are association or state members and is sorted only by state.


The mission of Chicago-based Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is to sustain mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services. Though direct services are provided by this organization only in the Chicago metropolitan area, their website offers guidance and resources to support the mental wellness of Black women across the African Diaspora.


The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally who are seeking high quality, culturally competent services.


Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. Referral information is for black therapists and black psychiatrists. As there are few black psychiatrists in California, it is best to view all of them rather than search by zip code.

BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)

BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black and marginalized communities. Working at the intersection of social justice and mental health, BEAM trains individuals and organizations in culturally sensitive mental health strategies to heal their communities and workplaces.

The mission of BEAM is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. The organization affirms the value of all Black lives, including Cis and transgender, heterosexual, gender non-conforming, disabled and able-bodied, lesbian, queer, gay and bisexual Black people.

BEAM offers education and training for advocates, activists, educators, and organizations working in and supporting Black communities. The website includes graphics, articles, toolkits and worksheets, as well as virtual workshops. You will also find The Black Virtual Therapist Network, a listing of licensed clinicians who are certified to provide telemental health services in California and other states.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call: (800) 985-5990


Mental Health Grace Alliance

Mental Health Grace Alliance (“The Grace Alliance”) has practical and “grace-filled” resources for individuals, couples, and families living with mental health challenges. Mental Health Grace Alliance curriculums utilize a whole-health or holistic approach, integrating evidence-base science (neuroscience, psychology, biomedical, etc.) and Biblical scriptures/faith experience for mental health recovery.

Separate support groups are available locally and nationwide (in-person and on Zoom) for family members (Family Grace), peers (Living Grace), high school and college students (Redefine Grace) and Recovery (Thrive).

Grace Alliance also offers Christ-centered curriculums that provide simple, innovative and grace-filled mental health solutions and community support for the families and spouse of those with a loved on dealing with depression, anxiety and any mental health difficulty or disorder.

We know that facing the difficulties that come with caring for a loved one that is battling with a mental illness is hard, and no words can remove the obstacles and challenges, but these courses can and will help.

All Mental Health Grace Alliance resources complement and promote professional therapy and treatment, not intended to replace or discontinue.



The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to supporting students through crisis and loss. Since 1990, our experts have assisted hundreds of schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy, playing a vital role in helping to foster resilience after crisis events. Through an interdisciplinary team of medical, mental health, and school professionals, the NCSCB provides: • Confidential on-site and remote technical assistance and consultation for K-12 school leadership and school professionals • Practical and timely advice via a 24/7 toll-free number and via email • Ongoing support in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and throughout the long-term recovery period • Educational resources and crisis management tools • School staff training and community presentations, as well as professional development for a range of professional audiences. Call (877) 536-2722; EMAIL: [email protected]


National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services and serves as an advocacy organization for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.

The website provides a link to locate local mental health providers sorted who are association or state members and is sorted only by state.