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, 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. Also helpful for friends and family members of people having thoughts of suicide.
Free call 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
C.H.A.L.K.'s National Youth Line 888.977.3399
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. http://www.nami.org/
Mental Health America Find links to local mental health associations. http://www.nmha.org/
American Autism Association hosts an Autism Help Hotline. Families from all over the world are welcome to contact us via phone, email, or through the form below to inquire about resources and information on autism. 877-654-GIVE
North Carolina Community Resources
Compass Center for Women and Families
Services to support women and families to prevent domestic violence. Legal, therapeutic and crisis aid and more. Chapel Hill, NC. 919-968-4610
24-hour hotline: 919-929-7122
County advocates provide services for domestic violence victims and their family. Services include assistance with domestic violence protective orders, community referrals, developing safety plans, and help securing transportation or emergency housing. Services are confidential and the trained advocates are fluent in English and Spanish.
Office Location: 45 W Salisbury St in Pittsboro
County Justice Center: Advocates are also available at the Chatham County Justice Center on most court days.
Contact: 919-542-1792,: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has staff that can help victims of crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault victims. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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. http://naminc.org/
Mental Health Association of NC
NC Council of Community Programs
Substance Recovery Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous Find a meeting:
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Recovery Communities of North Carolina’s (RCNC) mission is to promote addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support. http://rcnc.org/
Triangle Survivors of Suicide Loss
Helps families and friends deal with the intense grief in the aftermath of the suicide of a loved one. Local groups and support resources.
Art Therapy Resources
The Art Therapy Institute of NC
Visit ncati.org 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. http://www.artheals.org/intro.html
The American Art Therapy Association www.arttherapy.org
The Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods www.arttherapyredwoods.com
The Creative Therapy Store www.creativetherapystore.com
There are a number of local organizations and private practitioners that provide outpatient psychiatry and/or psychotherapy. Often the best place to start, if you are insured, is your insurance's website or customer service line. They can confirm active providers within your plan.
You may also contact my affiliate agency, for providers in Orange, Durham or Wake counties: Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC.
For new client intake: 919.929.9610
I am not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid. To find providers local to you, please visit:
Medicaid Mental Health Providers list: https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/documents/mental-health-providers (This link will direct you to a spreadsheet of NC Medicaid providers, sorted by county.)
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:
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.
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.
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.
30 min ~ Begins without instructions