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
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/
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/
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. http://naminc.org/
Mental Health Association of NC
NC Council of Community Programs
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
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
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.