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Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE

NAMI Information Line
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am.- 6 p.m., EST.  Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703)524-7600.

Crisis Text Line: 741741
If you need help, text NAMI to 741741. The Crisis Text Line will respond 24/7/365. They will help you get through a difficult time. The Crisis Text Line is completely free.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network
(800) SUICIDE

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

Local Assistance

Rhode Island Mental Health Advocate
Megan Clingham, Rhode Island State Mental Health Advocate
401-462-2003.

Therapist Referral
Zencare is a referral service that can help you find a therapist in the Rhode Island or Boston area.

United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 offers free, confidential help with housing, food, childcare and many other needs. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here are some ways to get help: Dial 211 on your phone. Text your zip code to 898211. Search for information on the RI Resource Directory on the 211 site in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Chat with someone on The Point Gambling Helpline.

Food Assistance
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank includes a network of member agencies that provide food through food pantries and meal sites. Click here for a statewide listing of local agencies that provide food to those in need or call 401-942-6325.

Homelessness
The Rhode Island Coalition on Homelessness provides information regarding housing options and advocates for affordable and permanent housing options at the state and local level. Click here for more information on housing.

Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Assists individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.
Website: ripin.org
800-464-3399

Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
An organization of families supporting families with children, youth, and young adults who experience or are at risk for serious behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges.
Website: psnri.org
401-467-6903

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Assistance

Alcohol Hotline
(800) 331-2900

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 729-6686

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

Families Anonymous
(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
(800) 622-2255

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463

Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

 

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