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Mental Health Hotlines
  • US: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    • National Helpline is also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service is a confidential, free, 24/7/365 information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

    • National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) & 1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

    • Website: Treatment Locator & Resources/Information Page

    • Facebook

  • US:

    • US Department of Health & Human Services website with various resources about mental health (what to look for, how to get help, mental health basics, how to talk about mental health)

    • Website

  • Canada: Government of Canada Mental Health Support

    • Provides information about crisis help centers across Canada, Kids Help Phone, Hope for Wellness Help Line, along with links to more information about other mental health support (such as: preventing suicide, bullying, violence and abuse, mental health services for veterans)

    • Website

    • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention support group and suicide prevention center locator

    • Kids Help Phone: Canada’s only national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. It offers: 24-hour confidential and anonymous support, professional counsellors and counselling options, online resources that provide tips and advice on the challenges that young people face

      • Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7

      • Website

      • Instagram

      • Facebook

    • Hope for Wellness Help Line: Gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counseling support for First Nations and Inuit – help can be reached toll-free, 24/7

      • Phone: 1-855-242-3310

    • Long term care at a regional office

  • International: Global Mental Health Resources

    • Provides emergency numbers, general websites, and contact information for organizations that deal with depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma/PTSD, bipolar disorder, sexuality and gender, eating disorders, support for careers, women’s health, help for kids – all around the world

    • Website

Social Media Victims Law Center
address:  821 Second Avenue, Suite 2600 Seattle, WA 98104

SMVLC, an organization that is focusing on the damaging effects social media can have on some of our lives. We recently have been featured on major publications and media outlets like ABC News and Good Morning America!

You may not be surprised to hear about the addicting effects from using social media, especially on the younger generations. Studies have shown that social media can be as addictive as nicotine, and this addiction is linked to lower self-esteem and depression. We have put together an in-depth guide about the effects of social media and mental health. Check it out:

Social Media & Mental Health -

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