One of the main inquiries I get in my inbox are questions about resources and where to turn during a mental crisis, life crisis or when you simply want to begin the journey of therapy and mental, spiritual growth. I believe one of the many reasons people don’t get the help that they need is because they simply don’t know where to turn or how to begin. So I wanted to dedicate this page as a hub for resources and I will continue to add to this page over time as more services come to my attention!
Should I be seeing a psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, mental health social worker? One of the common factors of confusion is what type of services one should be checking into. So here is a list of the different types of mental health professionals, from therapists to psychiatrists and the type of services they provide for your specific needs.
One of the most common ways to begin your search for immediate help is through your insurance provider to refer you to mental health services that are under your coverage. Call them and find out what mental health services and which professionals your insurance covers in your area.
If you or your loved one is a college student, most colleges have a clinician on staff who can provide counseling services as a part of student services. Check in with your school’s health center for more details. They usually allow a certain number of visits per semester and can refer you to more local help if you require services beyond them.
In the US, check out HealthCare.gov to see if you or your loved one qualifies for free or low-cost insurance which covers mental health services.
211- United Way or 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. Whether it be a mental crisis, housing crisis, disaster, employment, health, food needs, etc. they are here to help refer you to services in your area. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.211.org or you can simply dial 211.
There are two things I want to share when looking for a mental health professional to help you through your process:
That being said, here are a few resources to check out!
If you know of any resources in your country, outside of the US where I’m located, let me know in the comments below and I’m happy to add them here!
The information provided on this website is not a substitute for professional care or medical advice, you should not use this information as an alternative to seeking support from medical professionals. Read full…