Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Many Vermonters are currently under acute stress due to recent flooding across the state. Particularly for those already experiencing mental health concerns, including PTSD, it is vitally important during this time to reach out to offer support to our neighbors, friends, and family.

To access – for yourself or a loved one – trusted resources, specific to Vermont, for ‘How to Get Help’ are offered from the State of Vermont’s Agency of Human Services – Department of Mental Health. Click here for more information,

To contact the national HelpLine for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST, or email  info@nami.org.

For information about resources available locally through NAMI Vermont, click the link to visit their website, or call 1-800-950-6242. There are family groups as well as peer groups, offered online and in person.

Psychology Today’s listings of Therapists in Vermont is an excellent resource for finding just the right therapist for you – one who is licensed, skilled, and specialized in particular areas of expertise. Filter by ‘issues,’ ‘insurance,’ ‘gender,’ ‘types of therapy,’ ‘price,’ and more, to find the right fit.

Finally, the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 988 – is an important number for us all to memorize, and/or post visibly in our homes. There is also a chat option – 988lifeline.org. According to the CDC, suicide rates increased approximately 36% between 2020-21. Suicide is preventable, and everyone has a role to play in saving lives, by creating healthy and strong individuals, families, and communities. Creating protective environments and promoting healthy connections are just two of many strategies for suicide prevention.