- 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).
- 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.
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Just as President Kennedy rallied the nation to dream big and set audacious goals 50 years ago, The Kennedy Forum seeks to set a new standard for the future of health care in the United States.
Our mission is big, and the stakes are clear. We seek to unite the health care system, and rally the mental health community around a common set of principles: Fully implement the 2008 parity law, bring business leaders and government agencies together to eliminate issues of stigma, work with providers to guarantee equal access to care, ensure that policymakers have the tools they need to craft better policy, and give consumers a way to understand their rights.