Knowing that more than one in four Americans may be experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety right now can help save a life.
Resources: Confidential, Personal and Free of Charge
Classes – Enroll in Question, Persuade and Refer (Q.P.R.), a suicide prevention training session offered regularly throughout the community by Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas.
Support Group – The Healing and Understanding of Grief from Suicide (H.U.G.S.) is a support group for those who have lost a family member or friend to suicide. Call (704) 541-9011 for more information.
Training Video – Prevention, intervention and referral online educational video.
Talk Now with a Caring, Qualified Professional
Many local and national suicide prevention resources are available to help individuals in crisis. These resources will also be made available to the public in a Countywide utility bill insert:
MeckLINK: 704-336-6404. This is the Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health call center. Qualified mental health professionals assess individual needs and refer people to mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability service providers. No insurance is necessary.
Mobile Crisis Team: 704-566-3410. This team of qualified mental health professionals will dispatch anywhere in the County at any time to respond to mental health crises.
CMC-Randolph: 704-444-2400 or toll free 800-418-2065. This is a 24-hour hot line that individuals can call to consult with a qualified mental health professional.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255). This is a toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): Employers often contract with independent companies that offer EAP counseling services that are easy to access, usually free and always confidential.