Mental Health

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or suicide risk, dial 9-8-8.

Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. Sometimes it’s hard to take care of because we can’t see it, or we feel we can brush it off and problems won’t affect us that badly. But letting difficult things in life consume our mental state can be unhealthy, and can eventually lead to various kinds of additions, substance abuse disorders, and mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and more. And some people naturally are more likely to develop a mental illness based on genetics, in which case it is important to monitor our thoughts, emotions, and reactions to every day life events.

Keeping up with positive mental health and not turning to substance abuse and other types of additions can be very difficult, so NC 211 recommends the following resources in North Carolina that might be of help to you and your loved ones that need help.

Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services

Mental Health Services

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Chief Medical Office for Behavioral Health and IDD

Child Behavioral Health

Community Engagement and Empowerment

Community MH/SUD Client Surveys Provider Page

Crisis Services

Critical Access Behavioral Health Agencies

Customer Service and Community Rights Team

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Discounted Medications

Down Syndrome

Driving While Impaired

Frequently Used Acronyms

Grant Opportunities

Hope4NC and Hope4Healers

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Involuntary Commitments

Justice Involved Supports

NC Drug Control Unit

NC Problem Gambling Program


Open to Care

Program Integrity: Potential Fraud, Waste or Abuse Referral

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) forms

State Operated Healthcare Facilities

Substance Use Disorders

Supported Housing

Tailored Plans

Traumatic Brain Injury


Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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