Hotlines, Websites, and More

If you wish to learn more about our field and industry, we recommend reading “The Role of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry.”

Crisis Hotlines

Local Crisis Hotlines

Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis: (704) 566-3410 (Select Option 1)

Cabarrus County Mobile Crisis: (800) 939-5911

Gaston County Mobile Crisis: (888) 235-HOPE (4673)

Mental health first responders for individuals or groups who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Available 24 hours/365 days a year. They offer emergency psychological assessment, immediate intervention for individuals, family and community crisis events.

Although typically they assist persons with mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues, they can be utilized to help individuals and families or communities overwhelmed in a situational crisis; such as a victim of crime, hostage situation, witness to violence or fatal or multiple injury scenes, post homicide or suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Connect to a local crisis center 24/7.

Safe Alliance Charlotte

Mecklenburg Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (704) 332 2513

Mecklenburg Rape Crisis Line: (704) 375 9900

Union Rape Crisis Line: (704) 283 7770

Cabarrus Rape Crisis Line: (704) 721 0110


General Clinical Resources

National Institute of Mental Health

Office of Communications
6001 Executive Blvd.
Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

(866) 615-6464


Division of the National Institutes of Health (U.S. government health research) that focuses on research about mental illness and mental health issues.

National Mental Health Information Center

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015

(800) 789-2647


The information center, sponsored by the federal government, was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policymakers, providers, and the media.

Information Center staff members are available to answer questions, directing callers to federal, state, and local organizations involved in the treatment and prevention of mental illness.

Mayo Clinic

200 First Street SW,
Rochester, MN 55905

(507) 284-2511


Reliable medical information from the Mayo Clinic.

General Organizations

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)

2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor,
Alexandria, VA 22311

(703) 684-7722


Founded in 1909 by ex-mental patient Clifford Beers, NMHA is the oldest mental health organization in the United States and its 340+ affiliates are dedicated to promoting mental health, prevention, advocacy, education, and research. They have hotlines and other helpful services available.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300,
Arlington, VA 22201-3042

(703) 524-7600

Information Helpline: (800) 950-6264 (NAMI)


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

There are hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education.

NAMI’s website also has many helpful links and lots of information about mental illness, treatment, advocacy, and support.

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