Helpful Resources

Disclaimer:  These resources and subsequent links are being provided for informational purposes only.  The resources do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Sonya S. Carter, LCSW of any of the products, services or opinions offered by the company, organization or individual. Sonya S. Carter, LCSW bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding its content. 


IMPORTANT:  These resources are not meant for mental health emergencies.  For emergencies, please call 911 or go to your local Emergency Department or Mental Health Crisis Center. 

  • Crisis Text Line: HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Life Line:  800-273-TALK or 800-273-8255 or chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  800-799-7233
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (RAINN): 800-656-4673
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888
  • National Drug Helpline:  800-975-8435
  • Substance Use Disorders Crisis Text Line:  74174
  • Alcohol and Drug Council of NC:  800-688-4232
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide: Alcoholism Treatment Resources & Information: https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/Treatment/
  • NC Quitline (Tobacco):  800-784-8669 (800-QUIT-NOW)
  • NC Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch (smokefree.nc.gov)
  • NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:  844-624-8387
  • Problem Gambling Hotline:  877-718-5543
  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information:  2-1-1 or 888-662-7030
  • NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:  844-624-8387

Mental Health/ & Substance Use Disorder Wellness

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): nami.org or 800-950-6264 (Helpline)
  • Mental Health America:  mentalhealthamerica.net
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:  dbsalliance.org
  • The Anxiety Network:  https://anxietynetwork.com/anxiety-help-and-support
  • Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc.:  sexualassaultsupportcenter.com
  • Tuck Sleep:  Information on Mental Health, Sleep, and Products:  tuck.com
  • Alcohol/Drug Council of NC and NC Perinatal and Maternal Substance Use and CASAWORKS for Families Initiatives :  800-688-4232 (information and referral)
  • latinxtherapy.com/resources 
  • National Latino Behavioral Health Association (www.nlbha.org)
  • Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute (www.cnay.org)
  • National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (naapimha.org)
  • Asian Mental Health Collective (www.asianmhc.org)
  • Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Resources)-www.mhttcnetwork.org

Wellness Applications (Apps)  

some of these apps may require payment for full features.  They should be accessible for IPhone and Android devices.

  • Calm (mindfulness)
  • Headspace (mindfulness and meditation)
  • My Possible Self (mood tracking)
  • Let's Meditate (meditation)
  • Serenity:  Guided Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Reflect-(Christian mindfulness)
  • Alternative Treatment for Anxiety:  https://www.drugscience.org/cbd-oil-for-anxiety/

Books on Varying Mental Health Topics 

  • goodreads.org will allow you to input topics to search for books.
  • Spiritual Depression:  Its Causes and Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Shoot The Damn Dog:  A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression:  Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal
  • On Edge:  A Journey Through Anxiety by Andrea Peterson


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