Resources for Telepsychiatry Patients.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 800-273-8255 or contact them via live chat: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or you can chat online with ImAlive.com. This organization provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
AFSP is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.
DBSA is the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. With our 240 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions—advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy, educating the public and providing critical information and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness programs and services.
The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services has set up crisis solutions for individuals and families including prevention and planning, early intervention, and crisis assistance. Click on your county in NC here via the NC Crisis Services to find contact information for crisis assistance 24/7.
The Illinois Department of Human Services provides a reference list of crisis psychiatric services by city. They also provide a list of non-emergency community mental health centers for treatment in your area.
The Florida Department of Children and Families provides a database of treatment centers by county for those needing mental health or substance use treatment.
Other referral sources, if you need to find a psychiatrist in your area, include SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) which has a locator for behavioral health treatment services closest to your location. The US News & World Report maintains a list of physicians by specialty and city or region. Another good resource is the APA’s Psychiatrist Locator (American Psychiatric Association)
*You must call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. Dr. Caudill’s services are not for emergencies. For all other questions in-between your appointments, contact your primary care provider.