Getting help

We shouldn’t wait until things are difficult to reach out. Learn more about mental health professionals who can help you overcome or manage emotional challenges, and explore coping and treatment options below.

Types of talk therapy

Psychotherapy is the process of talking to a mental health professional to treat or cope with mental health challenges.

Common approaches

What to expect

Therapy sessions usually focus on moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

In this video, therapist and vlogger Kati Morton shares what usually happens in a first session.

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Get Support

Mental health professionals are trained to support people who are struggling with any mental health challenge. If you need immediate help, please use one of the first two resources below to talk to a trained counselor 24/7.

When contacting a resource below, any information you provide will be collected and used by that resource, subject to its end user terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please contact the applicable resource if you would like more information.
Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
Lifeline

Call for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options. 

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APISAA Therapist Directory

The Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory is a resource to help Asian, Pacific Islander and South Asian Americans facilitate their search for a therapist.

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BetterHelp

A paid online portal that provides access to mental health services, including online counseling, phone, and text communication. 

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Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.

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Disaster Distress Helpline

Provides free, immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster. Available 24/7.

Call Line Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Free Black Therapy

Connecting Black therapists with Black and African American individuals who lack adequate funds or health insurance. Absolutely free.

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Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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Latinx Therapy

Latinx Therapy is a multimedia community that destigmatizes mental health myths, provides education to eliminate taboos of therapy, and advocates to combat mental health stigmas through a bilingual podcast, and a directory of Latinx Therapists for easier accessibility to services.

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National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

NQTTCN works to increase access to healing resources for QTPOC. 

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SAMHSA Treatment Locator

A free, confidential resource to find support for substance use and other mental health challenges. Available 24/7.

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South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network (SAMHIN)

SAMHIN, a non-profit organization, addresses a broad range of mental health needs of the South Asians in the U.S. including offering support groups, directory of South Asian mental health providers and a Helpline.

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Subtle Asian Mental Health

SAMH is a Facebook group made up of over 58,000 members of the Asian communities from all over the world. This is a safe, open, inclusive, and non-judgemental space to share thoughts and feelings about anything, especially mental health.

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Talkspace

A paid online text therapy platform that provides 24/7 access to licensed therapists who cover a broad range of mental health services. 

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Therapy Aid

A platform that connects essential workers and those impacted by natural disasters and crises with free or low-fee therapy sessions. 

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The Trevor Project

A safe, judgement free support service for LGBTQ and questioning youth who are struggling or thinking about suicide. Available 24/7.

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Trans Lifeline

A free peer support phone service run by trans people for the trans community, that operates from 10am to 5am EST. 

Call Line 877-565-8860
Warmline Directory

A Warmline is a free peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support, staffed by volunteers with lived experience. 

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WAVES

The purpose of AMHC WAVES is to destigmatize mental health within the Asian community by providing a safe space for individuals to discuss any and all mental wellness. Currently, WAVES hosts virtual roundtables monthly but plan to offer in-person meet-ups in the future.

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