national crises intervention
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
hotlines that avoid the police/alternatives to 911
Marginalized communities struggle for safety. If you are seeking emergency psychiatric services that provide alternatives to 911/policing, please consider the following:
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
Call Blackline provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences of folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme lens.
Fireside Project is a psychedelic Peer Support Line staffed by rigorously trained, compassionate, supportive volunteers from diverse backgrounds who listen deeply and from a place of non-judgment.
Mental Health First Oakland and Mental Health First Sacramento are projects of the Anti Police-Terror Project, and are a cutting-edge new model for non-police response to mental health crisis.
CAT-911 Community Action Teams is building a Southern California-wide network of Community Action Teams (CAT) which can operate as resources for responding to community needs as alternatives to 911
California Peer Run Warm Line aims to be a highly accessible, low-threshold mental health resource people can use for support before they've reached their boiling point, with the hope immediate support will prevent later.
SLIDING SCALE AND INCLUSIVE THERAPISTS
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to clients in need.
Inclusive Therapists is a national listing of therapists that celebrates the strengths and centers the needs of people with marginalized identities, centering the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and 2SLGBTQIA+ intersections (QTBIPOC), and amplifying the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled Communities of Color.
Therapy Den is an online community of mental health professionals seeking to make the experience of finding a therapist easy.
The Gender Affirming Letter Access Project (GALAP) is a group of transgender, nonbinary, and allied mental health providers based in the U.S. who are committed to making letters, when required by medical systems who adhere to WPATH SOC, accessible and free.
INTERSECTIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND THE MAD MOVEMENT
Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice and Disability Justice lens. We support the emotional wellness of all people and center QTBIPOC folks in our internal leadership, programs, and resources.
Madness and Oppression - a Mad Maps Guide from the Icarus Project outlines idea to help identify sources of oppression in your life that can help you place and deal with them.
Institute for the Development of Human Arts are mental health workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, current and prior users of mental health services, advocates, artists, and survivors of trauma and adversity, who are interested in exploring the link between personal and societal transformation.
Project LETS We build peer support collectives, lead political education, develop new knowledge and language around mental distress, organize and advocate for the liberation of our commnity members globally, and create innovative, peer-led, alternatives to our current mental health system.
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