Mental Health Crisis Response in Rhode Island
If you need someone to talk to, call the 24/7 Listening Line at 401-272-4044. You can also find a list of local hotlines, here. Alternatively, you may call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The State of Mental Health in Rhode Island
Rhode Island currently ranks 4th in the United States for mental healthcare. The Division of Behavioral Healthcare Services (DBH) within the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, is responsible for improving upon their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the resources necessary to build resilience in their communities. The DBH determines the standard of care that all Rhode Island residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist.
The DBH promotes wellness and recovery by improving on accessibility for all phases of mental illness, from education for prevention, to treatment for recovery. The DBH ensures that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.
For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call the American Addiction Center at 1-888-448-1432.
If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.
NAMI Rhode Island
The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Rhode Island, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here.
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