General Mental Health Helplines

National Agencies for Mental Health, Counseling Resources, Substance Abuse, & Learning Disabilities.

ADA Information Center/National Center for Disability Services
800-949-4232
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
www.adainfo.org

American Association for Health Education
800-213-7198
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (eastern time)
www.aahperd.org/aahe/template.cfm?template=main.html

American Counseling Association
800-347-6647
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
www.counseling.org

ARC of the United States
800-433-5255
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
www.thearc.org

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
800-477-8892
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (mountain time)
www.aapb.org

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA
800-662-4357
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.samhsa.gov/centers/csat2002/csat_frame.html

Lighthouse International Center for Education, Information, and Resource Services
800-829-0500
9:00 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.lighthouse.org/educ_main.htm

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
888-346-3656
www.nlm.nih.gov

National Prevention Information Network
800-458-5231
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.cdcnpin.org

National Technical Information Service
800-444-6472
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
www.ntis.gov

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
888-444-6472
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.omhrc.gov

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
(800) DONT CUT (366-8288)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
http://www.selfinjury.com

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Technical Assistance Center
800-795-5486

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
800-438-4380

Department of Transportation’s Hotline for Air Travelers With Disabilities
1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TDD)

National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
800-628-1696

National Library of Medicine’s Health Hotlines Subject Index

National Mental Health Association
800-969-NMHA (6642)

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
800-444-7415

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
800-662-HELP (4357), 800-487-4889 (TDD), 877-767-8432 (Spanish)

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
800-729-6686

Su Familia (a bilingual service of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center)
866-783-2645