MHA Programs and Services
Free short-term counseling is available for youth and adults in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg who don’t have insurance or have insurance but cannot afford their deductible or copays, 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 (14 years and up) 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 adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or additions challenge or is in crisis
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.
YOUTH / ADOLESCENTS
In Crisis? Emergency Numbers:
Local medical emergency/mental health crisis: 9-1-1 and ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer
Mobile Crisis: 704-566-3410, option 1.
Adolescent medical and behavioral health services.
Time Out Youth Center serves both youth and adults to empower Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth to connect with others and to express your true self without judgment or assumptions.
Provides access to immediate resources and a safe place for youth in crisis to stay.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline – 704.377.0602
For services, opportunities, and general inquiries – 704.344.1111
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: 1(800) 273-8255
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
YouthLine is a free teen-to-teen crisis support and help line. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10pm PST (adults are available by phone at all other times).
Provides information & support to LGBTQ youth 24/7, all year round.
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content about topics from self-care, breaking trauma cycles and ending stigma.
On Our Sleeves is the national movement to break stigmas around children’s mental health. Find resources for children’s mental wellness here.
Resources and information for youth and parents of youth who have been effected by bullying
Safe, moderated online community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
How teens can talk to parents about getting help.
Ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.
Mindfulness activities and resources for teens
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