Finding Support for Mental Health and Addiction | The Kennedy Forum

Finding Support for Mental Health and Addiction
November 16, 2015

The Kennedy Forum is working to create systemic change through policy. While we do not offer a crisis hotline, we can connect people to the treatment and sources they need .

This information is not a substitute for professional advice or care. Regardless of what you may be facing, please reach out to your doctor, a licensed mental health professional, one of the organizations listed below, a family member or friend, or dial 911.

In Need of Immediate Assistance?

  • Dial 911
  • Call your doctor’s office
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room

You can also contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline, which operates 24 hours, seven days a week, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-888-628-9454 (en Espanol).

Addiction Helplines

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: (212) 870-3400
  • Narcotics Anonymous: (818) 773-9999
  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics: (888) 554-COAS

You can also reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), which offers information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. SAMSHA operates 24 hours, seven days a week and can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Crisis or Treatment

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 222-1222
  • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: (204) 784 4073
  • DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE): (866) 966-1020
  • Mental Health America: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Learn more about other ways to find or give support from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Find the help you need. Break the silence.