Whether experiencing a crisis or trying to find a therapist, it can be difficult navigating the mental health care system. Below are free resources to help you get started.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults 15-24 years old. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 20% of high school students and 11% of college students reported having thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is available. The two crisis lines below are available 24/7 to provide support during a crisis or distress.
The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 confidential and free support for individuals in emotional distress or crisis in the United States.
The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 confidential and free texting support for individuals in emotional distress or crisis in the United States.
Adolescents and young adults who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color experience unique mental health challenges due to systemic marginalization and oppression, and may have difficulty finding culturally informed providers. If you or someone you know is looking for mental health resources, here are a few places to start.
BlackLine provides 24/7 peer support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network provides resources for finding BIPOC clinicians.
The Asian Mental Health Collective provides resources for finding Asian counselors.
Latinx Therapy provides resources for finding Latinx therapists.
WeRNative provides peer resources for Native youth.
Adolescents and young adults in the LGBTQ+ community experience unique mental health challenges due to systemic discrimination, and may have difficulty finding affirming providers. If you or someone you know is looking for mental health resources specific to LGBTQ+ populations, here are a few places to start.
The It Gets Better Project provides LGBTQ+ teenagers and young adults with resources and stories from other LGBTQ+ peers.
Q Chat Space is a space for LGBTQ+ teenagers to talk and connect with other LGBTQ+ peers.
While you may be able to find a generalist provider, it can be hard to know where and how to find a specialist for specific diagnoses or concerns. The resources provided below are good places to start to find specialized care.
If you or someone you know is looking for information on adolescent and young adult mental health concerns, check out these organizations, who also provide additional resources and support.
If you’re interested in starting therapy, you can connect to a licensed professional who specializes in evidence-based care. If you’d like to explore therapy options and see how Joon Care can support your teen and family, you can schedule a free consultation call with our team.