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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are resources available to help:

Who is in need? How to contact? Website with chat option
Emergency Call 911 Emergency assistance
Anyone Call or text 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Veteran Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 Veterans Crisis Line
UNC students Call 919-966-3658 or text START to 741-741 CAPS 24/7 line
Black people Call or text 800-604-5841 BlackLine
LGBTQ+ youth Call 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 Trevor Project
Trans people Call 877-565-8860 Trans Lifeline
Law Enforcement Call 800-267-5463 CopLine


For more support or information on mental health, you can check out these resources:

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) website provides links to various websites and organizations that offer information and supports. You can visit their website at
  • Bereavement and grief counseling can help you cope with the loss of a loved one or any other significant loss. You can find local counselors, support groups, and online resources at,, or 
  • Finding mental health providers can be challenging, especially if you don’t have insurance or don’t know where to start. You can use online directories like or to search for therapists near you by location, specialty, insurance, and other criteria. You can also ask your primary care doctor, friends, family, or other trusted people for referrals.
  • Mental Health GPS line is a toll-free helpline that connects North Carolina residents with local mental health resources. You can call 1-888-672-0365 to speak with a trained counselor who can help you find the right treatment options for you or someone you know.
  • Many colleges and universities provide free or low-cost counseling to students through their Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office. You can visit your school’s website or call them to find out more about their services and how to access them.