Professionals have a saying when it comes to difficult clients, “work within your competency.” If you have never worked with someone who is suicidal, refer out. If you do not feel equipped to help someone that struggles with bipolar or schizophrenia, refer out. To refer out, you need to know who you will need to have a resource list of people and resources to utilize.

This document will be regularly updated as more resources become available. Know of one that is missing? Let us know!

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Hope for Mental Health
Veteran’s And Mental Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder
Stop Bullying.gov FindYouthInfo.gov
National Alliance on Mental Illness Anxiety and Depression Support Groups
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Helpline Center (211)
MentalHealth.gov Hospice
The Trevor Project – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQI National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hospice

Substance Abuse

Celebrate Recovery
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA Treatment Locator
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Al-Anon Family Groups Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

What resources would you add to this list?