REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY CONTACTS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Selected male-specific mental health services available.
The mental health support services are mostly national-based, with access to therapist-based referrals that can provide support for men-specific mental health issues. There doesn't seem to be many male specific mental health support services available, surprisingly. Please note that in case of illness or suspected depression, talking to a doctor or psychologist is essential. Basically, your family doctor is the first point of contact for the diagnosis and treatment of depression. In emergencies, eg. urgent and specific suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433 or all 911.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
EMERGENCY: 911 (24 hours 7 days a week)
For deaf or hard-of-hearing, contact 1800 799 4889
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available.
This will connect you with a crisis center in your area.
Native Americans Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
211 is a 24/7 vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. Visit this site and select your location to access services around you: http://211.org/
Tel: 1800 273 8255 and press 1
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. A trained responder will answer your call. The responder will ask you a few questions, such as whether you or the Veteran or Service member you’re concerned about may be in immediate danger or at risk for suicide. You will decide what to share about yourself and what you want to talk about.
The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by text or online chat:
The Trevor Project (for LGBT young people, friends and family members)
Tel: 1 866 488 7386
The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/) is a nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Crisis Text Line
SMS: Text "HERE" to 741-741
Website: http://www.facebook.com/crisistextline (chat support)
Hepline: 1 (800) 273-TALK
If you are in crisis or suicidal and need someone to talk to call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK. Samaritans USA is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United States.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health information.
Call the NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264
If you’re in a crisis, text NAMI to 741741
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
When your mental health is off, you want to get help to make it better. Fortunately, there are a wide range of treatments and supports.
Think you’re at risk? Try our mental health screening tools. Visit this page to take a mental health screening to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.
Learn about types of mental health treatments and supports. Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can chose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Visit this page to find several individual or group treatment options.
Find a support group or additional mental health resources in your community. Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Support groups are open to anyone, but they are often focused on specific topics (i.e. depression, family, divorce, grief, etc.). So, take some time and do some research to find the right one for you and your current situation. Visit this page to find a support group near you.
Use our Where To Get Help interactive tool to find the best options for you.
Mental Health America also offers a comprehensive site that guides your mental health self assessment and recommendations moving forward. Please click here.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (800 799 7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)
Through this 24-hour hotline, you can speak with a hotline advocate. Hotline advocates provide support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers.
Tel: (802) 296-6300
This is a Web site sponsored by the Department. of Veterans Affairs that offers a broad range of information about post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment methods and has a VA facilities locator.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Tel: (240) 485-1001
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America offers extensive information about anxiety disorders (including PTSD) in people of all ages, online self-screening tools, a searchable list of treatment professionals and support groups, information about clinical trials, a medication chart, on-line newsletter, personal stories, and an online bookstore.
Helpline: 855-400-9228 (24/7)
DrugRehab.com provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. They additionally have support information suicide and suicide risk relating to substance abuse.
The Trans Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that is created by and for the transgender community, providing crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, available in the United States and Canada.
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention, safety planning and information on domestic violence including for men who are victims of violence.
Psychology Today offers a listing of all private therapists/counsellors, psychiatrists across states in the US with a choice to select your issue (depression, addiction, relationships, sexuality etc) and the gender of the therapist you prefer.
Click here to access a filtered list of male therapists in New York with speciality in men and mental health.*
You can also select your location across the USA.
Select Find a Therapist and enter your zip code.
You can narrow your filter on the left by selecting Issues > Men’s Issues; and select Gender > Male only (for male therapists).
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the global Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to find ways to take care of our mental health, and to check in with one another in order to reduce the rate of suicide in men. Visit the link to USA’s Movember page to access vital information on these three key topics affecting men’s health today:
Other-Related Mental Health Services
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions (240-485-1001)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) provides information and referrals on ADHD, including local support groups (800-233-4050)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides information on bipolar disorder and depression, offers in-person and online support groups and forums (800-826-3632)
International OCD Foundation provides information on OCD and treatment referrals (617-973-5801)
National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) provides up-to-date, reliable and evidence-based information about eating disorders (800-931-2237)
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) offers Schizophrenia Anonymous self-help groups and toll-free teleconferences (240-423-9432)
Sidran Institute helps people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation; maintains a helpline for information and referrals (410-825-8888)
Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA) offers a referral center for information, support, education and treatment options for BPD (888-482-7227)
Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most difficult challenges you will ever face, but you don’t have to face it alone. There are rehab centers out there waiting to provide you with the tools and resources you need. Mental disorders, such as depression, often accompany an addiction as well. When co-occurring disorders are present, the individual has a dual diagnosis. Visit the website: https://www.addictioncenter.com/Addiction/Dual-Diagnosis/ for more information.