Crisis and Community Support

If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911.


North Carolina 24/7 crisis support by phone

and in-person crisis assessment, by county


Chatham, Orange, Alamance

Cardinal Innovations Access Center (800) 939-5911


Lee, Harnett, Moore, Randolph

Sandhills Center Access Center (800) 256-2452


Wake, Durham, Cumberland

Alliance Behavioral Access Center (800) 510-9132 


Free National Support Resources 

Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? 

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. 

TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)


C.H.A.L.K.'s National Youth Line   888.977.3399

(peer counseling)


GLBT National Youth Talk Line  800.246.7743


Women, Inc - Domestic Violence Crisis Line  (877) 384-3578


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)  Find links to local organizations.


Mental Health America  Find links to local mental health associations.


Substance Recovery Resources 

Alcoholics Anonymous  
Find a meeting: 


Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator 


Recovery Communities of North Carolina’s (RCNC) mission is to promote addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support.



North Carolina Community Resources 

NAMI NC  National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina Chapter. Membership consists of family members of people who live with mental illness, individuals who live with mental illness, friends, and professionals and local free support resources are provided.


Mental Health Association of NC


NC Council of Community Programs


Art Therapy Resources 

The Art Therapy Institute of NC

Visit to learn about program for adults with mental illness, newcomers and immigrants, elders with memory problems and more! Located in Carrboro, NC and delivering services throughout the Triangle.


Arts and Healing Network  An on-line resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art.


The American Art Therapy Association


The Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods


The Creative Therapy Store 

Treatment Materials

Meditation Resources

The Body Scan is a guided meditation intended to increase awareness of the body. It is one of the core components of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.


Body Scan (male voice) 

30 min ~ Instructions are provided from 00:00-3:45. The first time you practice, please listen to the instructions, in full. After that, it might be useful to skip to the practice, which begins at 3:45. 


Body Scan (female voice)

30 min ~ Begins without instructions




Full Catastrophe Living : Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn


Low cost/free/sliding scale resources

I do not offer sliding scale fees at this time. Please consider contacting the following:


Pro Bono Counseling Network

Serves Chatham, Orange, Person and Durham county residents. If eligible, you can be matched with a therapist for up to 8 pro bono (no cost) sessions. Contact Shelley Danser by email or phone:

919-942-2803, ext. 247.


Directory of local mental health services, including sliding scale providers and community organizations: This Directory was produced by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee of Healthy Carolinians of Orange County. It is intended to increase knowledge and access to available mental health services in the Orange, Person, and Chatham County areas.