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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

National COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

DC Mental Health Resources

VA Mental Health Resources

MD Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Helplines

  • Boys Town: Call 1-800-448-3000 – Over 140 languages can be translated; they also provide a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) line for the speech and hearing impaired (1-800-448-1833).

  • Crisis Text Line: Connect with a Crisis Coordinator within 25 seconds on average. Communicate until you feel safe, free of charge. Text HELLO to 741741.

  • Emotional Support Helpline: This help line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone, 24/7. Call 1-866-342-6892.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: Call 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741 for treatment and support solutions

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or text HOPE to 916-668-ICAN; Free, confidential 24/7 support

  • The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth: Call 1-866-488-7386 for 24/7 judgment-free support

Substance Abuse and Addiction Helplines

  • Al-Anon and Ala-teen hotline line: Counselors provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction and provide resources to group therapy nearby for ongoing support. Call: 800-356-9996.

  • Partnership to End Addiction: English/Spanish speaking counselors provide support and education and guide you to the best course of action. Call 855-378-4373 or text 55753.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): English/Spanish speaking counselors provide referrals to treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based services. Call: 1-800-662-4357.

  • Substance Use Disorder Helpline: A person and/or a family member may talk with a licensed recovery advocate about their concerns and needs, get a referral to a professional who can develop a personalized treatment plan and access family support resources. Call 1-855-780-5955, free of charge.

Free Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources for the Hospitality Industry

Active Minds offers resources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis time. It is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Access a free resources hub for help during the COVID-19 pandemic including stress management, community building from a distance, and tips for remote workers.

PatientsLikeMe is the world's largest personalized health network. It helps people find new treatments, connect with others with similar experiences, and take action to improve their outcomes. Free. PatientsLikeMe's mission is to improve the lives of patients through new knowledge derived from shared real-world experience and outcomes.

Psych Hub is the most comprehensive online learning platform in the world for mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention topics. With options for every audience, Psych Hub is the world's largest online platform for digital mental health education.

Sanvello is the No. 1 app for stress, anxiety, and depression. Get all of the support you need to help improve your mental health — on your terms. From self-care and peer support to working with trained coaches and therapists, Sanvello is your place to feel better. You get access to premium features for free during the COVID-19 crisis. Includes guided meditation, learning modules, community discussion and daily tips.

Teledoc’s telemedicine service’s doctors, therapists, and specialists can help you with the flu, infections, anxiety, stress, skin conditions, and provide advice on serious medical conditions. No matter what you're facing, professionals are available to you wherever you are by phone, video, or app. Unlimited, no-copay virtual mental health and medical appointments for $7 per employee, per month. This cost includes unlimited visits for the employee & entire family.

Restaurant-Focused Organizations and Communities for Mental Health Support

Chef's With Issues paved the way for the conversation of mental health in the hospitality industry.  Chefs with Issues started as an information website and has transformed into a worldwide support group for chefs and industry professionals on Facebook.  

I Got Your Back is a wellness program founded by Sacramento Chef Patrick Mulvaney and adapted to the hospitality industry. Similar to Mental Health First Aid, the I Got Your Back program is a peer-to-peer support program that helps industry professionals watch for signs of distress and provides a safe environment to talk about personal struggles.  

Serving Those Serving is an IRS recognized 501c3 charitable organization devoted to the social, mental, and physical welfare of the hospitality community.  

Restaurant-Focused Organizations and Communities for Substance Abuse Support

A Balanced Glass is a forum to connect global wine and beverage alcohol professionals to share ways to navigate a wine career while maintaining wellness. 

Ben’s Friends is a hospitality-focused substance-abuse support network. Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Find a meeting near you or access phone-based meetings.

Restaurant Recovery is a non-profit 501(c3) that helps career restaurant workers find and pay for drug & alcohol treatment centers, and will help loved ones find the counseling they need (or the means to attend family programs). 

The Pin Project is a revolutionary project adapted to sober individuals. It is a simple, identifiable symbol that when worn expresses the intention to not drink. Learn to identify the pin and help spread awareness. Pins cost $15 and take approximately 2-3 weeks to receive. Proceeds go to The Pin Foundation, connecting mental health counselors with those in need.  

Additional Mental Health Resources

Additional RAMW Resources