If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call the Access & Referral Line at (800) 706-7500. Trained and experienced counselors are available to help you.You don't have to suffer in silence, make the FREE call. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
Do you need help for yourself or someone you know? Pick one of the options below for a list of available resources. Additional resources are listed on our resource page. If you are not sure, follow these guidelines:
- If you are seeking help for one person choose the age category for the person.
- If you are seeking help for a family, which member of the family seems to be having the most difficulty with emotional/mental health problems? Choose this person's age category.
- If more than one person, start with the person in need of the most help, when you or they call the program, information can be received on other sources of help for others.
Option One: Older Adult (person over the age of 60)
Option Two: Adult (age 18-59)
Option Three: Child or Teenager (age 0-17)
Making the decision to ask for help isn't always easy. Many people hope the problem will simply go away on its own. Others are afraid they'll be hospitalized, or they don't want their families, friends or employer to know. They may think that needing help will be seen as a sign of weakness. The truth is that recognizing a problem and seeking help is a sign of strength and courage, and it's the first and most important step on the road to recovery.
Dealing with mental illness can be a lonely experience. Sometimes it might feel as if the situation is hopeless, but that is never the case. Every life is valuable, and there are people who genuinely care about you and your well being. Recovery is possible and help is available.