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North Carolina Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello North Carolina!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Solution Services in each North Carolina County

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255

NAMI National Help Line

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline

  • (800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network

  • (800) SUICIDE

National Youth Crisis Hotline

  • (800) 442-HOPE (4673)

SAMHSA National Helpline

  • 800-662-4357

North Carolina Hopeline

Mental Health Hotlines

Integrated Family Services Mobile Crisis Chat/Hotline

Monarch Mobile Crisis Team

RHA Health Services Inc. Mobile Crisis Response Team

Trillium Health Resources 24 Hour Access to Care Line

NAMI North Carolina Helpline

  • Not a crisis line - open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1-800-451-9682

Child Abuse

National Child Abuse Prevention Hotline

Or contact county specific department of social services

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Parent Hotlines/Resources

National Parent Helpline

  • 1-855-427-2736


North Carolina Early Intervention Program

NC START Program

  • Community crisis prevention and intervention program for individuals age 6+ with IDD and simultaneous behavioral/mental health needs
  • NC Start West (Asheville, Kannapolis/Concord)
    • 888-974-2937
  • NC Start Central (Durham)
    • 919-908-0952
  • NC Start East (New Bern, Wilmington)
    • 888-962-3782

Autism Society of North Carolina

LGBT Resources

LGBT National Help Center

Trans Life

Durham Crisis Response Center

Haven House Services

  • For youth who have run away, find themselves homeless, or are experiencing a crisis
  • 919-832-7866 - crisis line
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