Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

There’s not many things more frustrating than needing to find information and having to look in a million different places to find what you need. This page was designed to provide Mental Health Resources at your fingertips.

Crisis Support

In the event that you, or a loved one, are having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or someone else, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Need to talk?

Call the Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline                      at 1-800-273-8255

Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or TTY 1-800-846-8517

Don’t want to talk?

Click HERE to chat with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat

Texting more your thing?

Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support

Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline by texting TalkWithUs to 66746

Please know that help is available and is only a few key strokes away!

Support Networks

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is well known national group that focuses on educating (patients, family, and the public), advocating, listening, and leading. This site will link you to information on living with mental illness, different population groups (such as family members/caregivers, teens, veterans, & LGBTQ) and assist you in finding your local NAMI chapter.

SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The SAMHSA site provides information on all things substance abuse related. You can find help & treatment locations, and various other topics, to include mental illness and information on specific drugs.

Diagnosis & Disorder Questions

Researching diagnoses and diseases process is an important part of being able to advocate for yourself or loved one. However, we are only as good as our information. When researching medical topics, it is vital to obtain information from trusted and reliable sources. Below are some trusted sites to use in your research:

MedlinePlus is a website for patients, family members, and friends published by the National Institutes of Health. The information within this site is produced by the National Library of Medicine, so it is a trusted source. You can find up-to-date information on various diseases and conditions.

American Psychiatric Association, or the APA, is another trustworthy site to learn about mental health disorders. The APA literally wrote the book on mental illness (the DSM) which sets the  guidelines that providers use to diagnose mental illnesses.

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Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She has served the mental health community for over 10 years in various capacities. Erin is proud to have served as a Medic in the United States Air Force.

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