2021’s Mental Health Day theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ and we’re excited that creators from around the globe will be collaborating on a marathon mental health room, hosted by the Mental Health Matters Club. You can pop into the room today at 9pm PT to hear sessions led by the US, UK, Canada, Trinidad, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and France and more for conversations about topics like racism and mental health and mental health in the workplace. You also might catch a mindfulness or meditation session and hear music from your favorite Clubhouse musicians!
While this room won’t be providing any 1x1 mental health counseling, we want to make sure you have resources to turn to if you need advice or support. Here are some resources from around the world that you can tap into.
1800RESPECT: Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Counselling Online: Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or other drug use.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health A national platform for multicultural communities and Australian mental health services to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.
Kids Helpline: Call 1800 55 1800. A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
MensLine Australia Call 1300 78 99 78. A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
MindSpot Clinic: Call 1800 61 44 34. An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.
SANE Australia: Call 1800 18 7263. Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.Support after Suicide: Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.
CVV (Centro de Valorização da Vida - Life Enhancement Center): free service through the telephone number 188 and on the website cvv.org (chat and e-mail)
ABRATA (Brazilian Association of Families, Friends and People with Affective Disorders) - +55 11 3256-4831
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS): Call 1 (833) 456 4566. The Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support using the technology of their choice (phone, text or chat), in French or English.
Kids Help Phone: Call 1 (800) 668 6868. Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Our service is completely anonymous and confidential.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness: Call: 1 (855) 242 3310. 24/7 Help Line for those who are thinking about committing suicide.
Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: Call 1 (866) 925 4419. A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line.
Trans LifeLine: Call 1 (877) 330 6366. Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
3114: National number for Mental Health
Croix Rouge écoute: Call 0 800 858 858. Anonymous and free psychological support for anyone who feels the need to talk (loneliness, depression, violence, addictions...), listening by trained volunteers
Allo Suicide: Call 04 22 53 74 59. Anonymous and free listening to people in great psychological distress or confronted with suicide, and to their entourage, by trained volunteers
SOS amitié. Call 09 72 39 40 50 / In English: 01 46 21 46 46. Listening to people in distress and those around them, by trained volunteers, anonymous and free service
Stop Maltraitance Stop conflit. Call 0 800 05 1234. To talk about a situation of abuse: listening and support for victims and their families by trained volunteers, anonymous and free service
Allo écoute Ado: Call 06 12 20 34 71.Anonymous listening by a psychologist, for teenagers, free service.
Solitud’ecoute: Call 0 800 47 47 88. For people over 50 years old in a situation of isolation or discomfort, anonymous and free listening
Ligne Azur: Call 01 41 83 42 81. Support and information for anyone questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, for victims or witnesses of homophobia or transphobia, by professional counsellors
Telefonseelsorge: Germany: 0800 - 1110111 or 0800 - 1110222, Austria: 142, Switzerland: 143. Telephone hotline for people with problems and worries of any kind including suicidal ideation
Nummer gegen Kummer: (Germany) 116111. Counseling for children and teenagers with problems.
Medical (psychiatric) emergency service (Germany) 116117. The medical on-call service helps outside of office hours with illnesses.
LiveLoveLaugh Foundation - Helpline
Voices That Care - Helpline: 8448-8448-45
SEJIWA (Layanan Psikologi untuk Sehat Jiwa) - psychology service for a healthy soul. Call 119-8
Italia ti ascolto: An app for psychological support and counseling
Inochi no denwa: Call: 0570-783-556, https://www.inochinodenwa.org/. Telephone hotline offering support for people struggling with issues including suicidal thoughts. They also offer support over email. (Japanese language only)
TELL Lifeline: Call 03-5774-0992, https://telljp.com/lifeline/. Telephone hotline offering support for people struggling with issues including suicidal thoughts. They also offer support over online chat. (English language only)
National Psychiatric Institute: Mental health support for the general public: Mexico City 5541603282, and the rest of the country 5541605372.Mental health support for health workers due to COVID-19: 5541603282
Mexican Government’s Linea de la Vida: Free mental health support and counseling: 800 911 2000
She Writes Woman: Nonprofit Organization. Giving Mental Health a Voice in Nigeria. Call for mental health support 24/7 toll-free: 0800 800 2000=
Mentallyawareng: Champions optimal Mental Health for all Nigerians. Call for free counseling: 08091116264. Website - project-covid.ng
Counsel24: Call 1566-2525, http://www.counsel24.com/. Counsel24 provides 24-hour counselling and mental health support for people in South Korea who are depressed or at risk of suicide.
Lifeline Korea: 1588-9191, https://www.lifeline.or.kr/. Lifeline Korea offers 24-hour telephone service to people in South Korea who are depressed or at risk of suicide.
Embrace Mind: 143-86-0175, http://www.em-mind.com/bbs/page.php?hid=s0101. Embrace Mind is a counselling center that offers coaching, treatments, and programs for people of all age groups (children, teenagers, and adults) undergoing stress and depression. It has multiple locations throughout Korea.
Trinidad and Tobago
Alive (Suicide Hotline): – 688-8525, 650-5270
Lifeline (24 hour hotline):645-2800
Families in Action: 628-2333
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-7283
Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad & Tobago:North 627-7273; South 657-5355
Children’s Authority: 800-2014 or 996
Legal Aid: 625-0454
Family Court: 627-8716/623-2631/624-1307
Victim and Witness Support: 624-8853
Child Guidance Clinic : 726-1324
National Family Services Division: 624-8218 or 627-1163
Breathing Space (Scotland): 0800 83 85 87. Free, confidential, advice for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
C.A.L.L. Helpline (Wales): 0800 132 737. Offers emotional support and information on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales.
Lifeline Helpline (Northern Ireland): 0808 808 8000. Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence. They can also provide face-to-face counselling in your local area within seven days.
HOPEline UK: 0800 068 41 41. Provides suicide intervention, confidential support, and advice on how to cope with thoughts of suicide, and where you can access help.
Samaritans: 116 123. No matter what you’re going through, Samaritans offers support for your concerns, worries and troubles. You don’t have to be feeling suicidal to give them a call any time, any day of the year.
Mendable app - specifically focused on supporting men through positive discussions around mental health and wellbeing
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). Free and confidential hotline for survivors of domestic violence, available 24/7. They also offer text and chat options to be able to connect you with support and resources.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. Free and confidential hotline for survivors of sexual assault, available 24/7. They also have a chat option for those who prefer texting or messaging.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Information Helpline:1-800-950-6264. The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860. Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
If you’re looking to connect with a therapist:
www.openpathcollective.org (low cost therapy for those without insurance)
www.EMDRIA.org (find a trauma specialist near you)