Find Related Resources
MHA Programs and Services
Compeer matches adults living with a mental health diagnosis with compassionate community volunteers who provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany mental illness.
Free short-term counseling is available for youth and adults in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg who don’t have insurance or employment, and have been impacted by the pandemic. To learn more about eligibility, contact MHA’s Care Coordinator Rachel Rosenfeld at 704-899-1839.
Programs to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding mental health risk factors, signs and symptoms, and ways to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training:
- Gatekeeper training for youth and adults to learn how to recognize someone in crisis and how to Question, Persuade & Refer them to get help.
- Mental Health First Aid for Youth:
- A program designed to teach caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or additions challenge or is in crisis.
- Mental Health First Aid for Adults:
- Teaches risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
MHA National’s online screening tools to help identify potential symptoms of a mental health condition. Accessible for both adults and youth.
Online listing of local licensed mental health care professionals who are members of the MHA of Central Carolinas directory.
MHA National tips and tools for a recovery plan.
Mental Health America national respects and appreciates current and former members of the military and provides information to help to break down the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, veterans, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high-quality care they deserve.
The Advocacy Network is comprised of thousands of individuals nationwide who take an active role in protecting America’s mental health through legislative advocacy.
Information on the 988 line and how it works
In Crisis? Emergency Numbers:
- Local mental health crisis: 9-8-8 to speak with a crisis counselor
- Behavioral Health – Atrium Health 24-Hour Help Line: (704) 444-2400
To Access Local Mental Health Services – Non Emergency Numbers:
- Mecklenburg Mobile Crisis Services: (800) 939-5911
- Mecklenburg – Alliance Health, 1-800-510-9132
- Cabarrus – Partners Health Management, 1-877-864-1454
- Cabarrus-RHA Health Services, 1-800-848-0180
- NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
- HOPE4NC Helpline, (1-855-587-3463) is there to connect North Carolinians in all 100 counties with emotional support and mental health resources free of charge. Immediate crisis counseling for people affected by COVID-19 is available, and someone will answer your call 24/7. HOPE4NC provides services in English and Spanish
- NC Medicaid Ombudsman – If you receive Medicaid and need an advocate for quality care
Other Frequently Called Numbers
- Cabarrus County Magistrate’s Office (Involuntary Commitment): (704) 782-6016
- Mecklenburg County Magistrate’s Office (Involuntary Commitment): (704) 686-0070
- Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services: (704) 336-3150
- Mecklenburg County Health Department : (704) 336-4700
- Mecklenburg Social Security Office: (704) 532-8583
- Medicaid Questions (Dept. of Social Services): (704) 353-1500
- United Way 211 – Community Resource Database: 2-1-1 (local)
DBSA provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Local free grief support groups, Christianity focused.
Free grief support groups both online and in person
Local grief support groups for families
Free grief counseling, grief education and grief support groups for 13 different counties Including Cabarrus County.
Grief counseling and support groups offered in Mecklenburg County
Groups for Families & Caregivers and Peer-led discussion.
For those suffering from the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide.
YOUTH / ADOLESCENTS
In Crisis? Emergency Numbers:
Local mental health crisis: 9-8-8 to speak with a crisis counselor
Adolescent medical and behavioral health services.
Treatment for young people between the ages of 6-17 who are in a mental health or substance use crisis.
National Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Call Center:
Chat with a crisis counselor by calling: 988
Or chat online by visiting this link
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment
referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families
facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Resources for youth from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Searchable online database for resources around mental health support, financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and more
On Our Sleeves is the national movement to break stigmas around children’s mental health. Find resources for children’s mental wellness here.
How teens can talk to parents about getting help.
Ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.
Need some encouragement to bring a smile to your day? Call 707-998-8410 to hear recorded peptalks from kindergartners.
ADULTS (Parents of Teens)
TEENS & ADULTS
By Nell Casey (Editor), Al Álvarez (Contributor), Russell Banks (Contributor), Ann Beattie (Contributor), Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (Contributor), Lesley Dormen (Contributor), Donald Hall (Contributor), Virginia Hefferman (Contributor).
By Kelly Jensen (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Victoria Schwab (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Adam Silvera (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Libba Bray (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Esmé Weijun Wang (Contributor), Yumi Sakugawa (Contributor), Mike Jung (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Meredith Russo (Goodreads Author) (Contributor).
By Jessica Burkhart (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Kami Garcia (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Maureen Johnson (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), E. Kristin Anderson (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Megan Kelley Hall (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Cynthia Hand (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Francisco X. Stork (Goodreads Author) (Contributor).
By Nadia Owusu
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
By Amy Reed (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Alexandra Duncan (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), I.W. Gregorio (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Maurene Goo (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Stephanie Kuehnert (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Nina LaCour (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Anna-Marie McLemore (Goodreads Author)(Contributor)