If you are in crisis, call the 24 hour Access HelpLine at 1-888-793-4357
Where to go for help:
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. It's important to know you are not alone. With proper treatment and support, people can grow to their full potential, learn effective coping skills, and live a meaningful life. Please see the resources below for more information. If you are in crisis, call the 24 hour Access HelpLine at 1-888-793-4357
Department of Behavioral health
The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders. They offer services that include 24 hour emergency psychiatric care, community-based outpatient treatment, and residential services.
Assess your mental Health
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. Take a confidential online checkup now. See your results and learn how to connect with a professional.
The NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) can be reached Monday-Friday 10AM - 6PM E.T. Staff and volunteers are unable to provide counseling or specific recommendations, however they are prepared to answer your questions about various mental health issues.
OK2TALK is creative and supportive outlet for teens and young adults who are struggling with mental health challenges. The goal is to create a community to help encourage individuals to talk about their experience, get help, and feel better.
NAMI AIR (Anonymous. Inspiring. Relatable.) is a free, mobile application designed for individuals living with mental health conditions and their family members/caregivers. It is designed to provide a way for people to support one another.
National Suicide prevention lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you feel you are in crisis, call to be connected with a skilled, trained counselor in your area, anytime 24/7.