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
Mental Health Screening Tools
MHA National’s online screening tools to help identify potential symptoms of a mental health condition. Accessible for both adults and youth.
Directory of Mental Health Professionals
Online listing of local licensed mental health care professionals who are members of the MHA of Central Carolinas directory.
Mental Health America National Wellness Planning and Maintenance
MHA National tips and tools for a recovery plan.
MHA National 988 Suicide and Crisis Line
Information on the 988 line and how it works
YOUTH / ADOLESCENTS
In Crisis? Emergency Numbers:
Local mental health crisis: 9-8-8 to speak with a crisis counselor
Mobile Crisis: 704-566-3410, option 1.
Teen Health Connection
Adolescent medical and behavioral health services.
Time Out Youth
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
Monarch SECU Youth Crisis Center
Treatment for young people between the ages of 6-17 who are in a mental health or substance use crisis.
Free grief counseling, grief education and grief support groups for youth, serving 13 different counties Including Cabarrus County.
Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte
Grief counseling and support groups offered in Mecklenburg County
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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Youth Information
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
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.
Getting Better Together
How teens can talk to parents about getting help.
Mental Health Is Health
Ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.
Mindfulness activities and resources for teens
Need some encouragement to bring a smile to your day? Call 707-998-8410 to hear recorded peptalks from kindergartners.
Social Media Page Recommendations
Licensed Social worker who shares knowledge amount mental health challenges and self-care tips.
Licensed therapist who shares knowledge of mental health challenges, self-care tips and empowering messages aimed towards youth.
Mental health knowledge and positive messages aimed towards POC
Uplifting posts about self care and mental health challenges
TEENS & ADULTS
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
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).
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
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)
Adolescent / Young Adult
Mental Health In America – Youth Data
MHA National – Children’s & Youth Mental Health Facts and Resources
MHA National Young Leaders Events & Recordings