Helpful Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 and Beyond

At Vanguard, we partner with a variety of different clients, some of whose work focuses on mental health issues. Through our work with them, we have seen how vital mental health services and supports are and why it is important to take care of your mental health — especially during times of stress and uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled a list of resources from organizations and federal agencies designed to help those with a mental health condition or substance misuse disorder find the help they need. We hope these resources will be valuable to share with your communities.

Crisis Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (1-800-662-HELP [4357]) is a free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States for free 24/7 support. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) provides free, 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Treatment Locators:

American Psychological Association’s Psychologist Locator helps find the right psychologist for you.

American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatrist Locator helps find the right psychiatrist for you.

SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for people seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Additional Resources:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers resources for parents and caregivers to help families cope with COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources on coping with stress during the pandemic.

Mental Health America offers a variety of resources and more information on mental health and COVID-19.

The Jed Foundation offers resources for students, teens and young adults, as well as parents and guardians.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers resources for managing anxiety, accessing medication while in quarantine, and dealing with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.