Mental Health Resources
The Lupus Foundation of America continues to bring people with lupus resources that aid them in managing the disease. One of the resources includes financial assistance information, and now, resources that focus on mental health.
NOTE: Call 9-1-1 if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis in which you, or a loved one, is in danger of harming themselves. Inform the operator that this is a psychiatric emergency.
Every day, thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada turn to 211 for information and support – whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help find information about shelter and housing options, supplemental food and nutrition programs, and other social service programs.
- Text “Home” to 741741 | Available on WhatsApp
The Crisis Text Line is a text-based mental health support and crisis intervention with trained volunteers to support people in need.
The HopeLine is a dedicated crisis line for students and young adults through online communication.
NAMI, the largest mental health grassroots organization, provides education, advocacy, awareness and support for those with mental illnesses to live better lives.
- Text “START” to 88788
The National Domestic Abuse Hotline is a dedicated hotline to help those experiencing domestic abuse. The line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- 1-800-273-8255 or 988
- For deaf or hard of hearing (TTY): 711, then 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support for people in distress, along with prevention and crisis resources. The line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit that addresses the needs of people with mental illness and promotes the overall mental health of all. They also offer several affiliate peer programs in various states to integrate both health and wellness into recovery.
An online destination for mental health and behavioral science that allows free access to professionals. Users can find therapists, treatment centers, support groups, and more to access care. People can also find more information on mental health diagnosis, personality, personal growth, relationships and family life.
- Text “START” to 678-678
A website dedicated to helping young people who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, or non-binary. A counselor is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- 988, then press 1
- Text 838255
A hotline dedicated to veterans and their loved ones who may be experiencing a crisis. Access is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year.
Understanding mental health conditions and how they can affect you
We’ve provided here some basic information and management techniques that may be helpful for people with lupus. If you have difficulties with the management of your mental health, keep track of your experiences and inform your healthcare provider. They may refer you to a therapist that may aid in a proper diagnosis.
- Managing Stress When You Have Lupus
- Coronavirus, Stress, and Mental Health
- Stress Management | American Heart Association
- Stress Management - HelpGuide.org
- Stress: 10 Ways to Ease Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Seeking help/low-cost care
If you don’t have health insurance and you can’t pay out-of-pocket for mental healthcare, low-fee or free community mental health clinics can provide the care you need. Here is a list to get the help you or your loved one may need:
To find a clinic in your local area, contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine. NAMI provides a helpline, programs and mental health diagnosis and treatment information.
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics - As many as 1,400 free clinics and pharmacies are available to choose from across the United States, and this list includes many resources available to access mental health services and get help.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics - Localized facilities that are required to serve those who request care for mental health or substance use, regardless of their ability to pay, place of residence or age.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA provides a list of programs for non-specific clinics for a low cost.
Our health educators are available to answer your questions and give you the help you need.