Guide for finding COVID-19 resources in the United States

Hotline Information for Immediate Assistance in U.S.

Crisis Support:

  • Call (800) 985-5990, text “TalkWithUS” to 66746 for crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. SAMHS.
  • Text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to be connected to a live trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line who will receive the text and respond.

Suicide Prevention: Call (800) 273-TALK (8255)

  • National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline open 24/7 to help you or someone you know in crisis

Domestic Violence: Call (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or Live Chat

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline open 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Help offered in more than 200 languages.

LGBTQ Specific Resources

  • Trained counselors available from Trevor Project 24/7. Call (866) 488-7386, instant message at TrevorChat, or text “START” to 678678.
  • Connection for trans people to community, support and resources from Trans Lifeline. Call (877) 565–8860 (U.S.) and (877) 330–6366 (Canada).

Resource identification for Mental Health Conditions: Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264), email info@nami.org or text “NAMI” to 741741.

  • NAMI Helpline offers nationwide peer support services for family members, caregivers and individuals living with mental health conditions. Hours are limited to Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

General COVID-19 Information and Resources

National/Global Information

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) — Trusted U.S. resource for general information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick.

WHO (World Health Organization) — Trusted worldwide resource for advice for the public and for countries.

Tips for Finding Information about Local Guidance and Resources

Search [your county/state name] + COVID response. Most states and large counties have established particular websites for their residents.

If mental health resources are not listed on your region’s page, search under [county name] + public health department.

Choose *.gov sites over others.

Consider following state and local county public health and mental health departments on social media to get updates sent to your device.

Resource and Information Guides

Guide developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) organized by common questions and issues.

Guide with pandemic-related information and resources for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees, as well as resettlement and immigration legal services staff, developed by HIAS. Available in 7 languages.

COVID-19 information for undocumented Californians assembled by California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)

Finding a Therapist Near You

To find a licensed mental health provider who specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders near you, enter your zip code at the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.