For immediate help
If you are in crisis and in need of immediate support or intervention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273–8255, or visit their website. Trained crisis workers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If the situation is potentially life-threatening, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

Finding treatment
For general information about mental health and to find mental health services in your area, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline at 1–800–662-help (4357).

Other useful resources
· Anxiety and Depression Association of America
· Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
· Mental Health America
· National Alliance on Mental Illness
· The Jed Foundation

Visit to learn more about MindHandHeart, an initiative to enhance mental health and well-being at MIT, by helping members of the MIT community feel more comfortable asking for help when it’s needed, and building a stronger, healthier, and more welcoming community.

Please note that these resources are provided for informational purposes only. This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by the author, the MIT Press, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.