Important note: If you’re in a dangerous or life-threatening situation, call 911 (see below for emergency services numbers in other countries).
Emergency numbers outside the United States:
Mexico: 066 or 911
UK: 999 or 112
Ireland: 999 or 112
Australia: 000 or 112
New Zealand: 111
South Africa: 112 on mobile phones
Trauma recovery and mental health
Check the EMDR International Association page for information and resources on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Click the “Find a Therapist” button to find a practitioner.
Psychology Today has a directory where you can search for a therapist and filter for specialties, types of therapy and insurance.
More mental health resources
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- SAMHSA.gov is a great government resource. They have a free, confidential helpline that is available 24/7. The number is 1-800-662-4357. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. You can also order free publications and other information.
More trauma recovery resources
- Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute practitioner directory
- “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
- “When the Body Says No” by Gabor Maté, MD
- “In an Unspoken Voice” by Peter Levine, PhD
National Center for PTSD under U.S. Veterans Affairs
Veterans Crisis Line
- TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Inpatient/outpatient treatment for trauma and/or addiction
The Meadows is an Arizona-based inpatient program to heal trauma as well as addiction.
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute offers trauma recovery in Boston.
Center for Motivation & Change is evidence-based outpatient care in New York City with inpatient care in the Berkshires. They can address both drug/alcohol addiction and trauma.
- Free 24/7 helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Disaster distress resources
Postpartum depression and anxiety (PPA & PPD)
From the American Psychological Association
If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby, take action now:
Put the baby in a safe place, like a crib. Call a friend or family member for help if you need to.
Call a suicide hotline (free & staffed all day, every day):
National Hopeline Network
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: LifeLine
Has hotlines for every state
Call your psychologist’s or other licensed mental health provider’s emergency number. Call your doctor’s or other primary health care provider’s emergency number. Go to your local hospital emergency room. Tell someone you trust about what you are feeling; ask him or her to help you take these steps.
Postpartum Support International
- Helpline: 1-800-944-4773 (NOT for emergencies)
- Or text 503-894-9453
Postpartum Health Alliance
- Website: https://postpartumhealthalliance.org/
- 619-254-0023 (English and Spanish)
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: info and resources on PPD & PPA
- One woman shares her story of using a therapy app to recover from PPA
- You can also refer to any of the general mental health resources on this list
Domestic violence, physical abuse & sexual assault
RAINN is an organization for helping sexual assault survivors.
- Free, confidential sexual assault hotline is available 24/7: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)
- You can also chat online with a counselor: https://www.rainn.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is free, confidential and available 24/7.
- Call 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
- You can also talk to an advocate in their free, confidential online chat, also available 24/7. https://www.thehotline.org
- Spanish: http://espanol.thehotline.org/
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline serves the U.S. and Canada 24/7.
- Assistance available in 170+ languages
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7
- Chat online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- For Spanish speakers: 1-800-273-8255 then press 2
- For LGBTQ youth: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
This is a suicide hotline with wonderful people to support you. They will be able to provide you with a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive plan of action.
Call Samaritans 24 hours a day: 116 123
Lifeline.org helpline: 13 11 14
For more suicide prevention resources, including international hotlines, go to http://www.suicide.org/index.html
Go to the website to find an AA group near you and more information and help.
In The Rooms
Free online addiction recovery support
SAMHSA.gov: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Main hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
- Main website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help
Confidential, free, available 24/7 in English & Spanish. This helpline is for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers.
You can use SAMHSA’s FindTreatment.gov to locate treatment centers for substance use disorders, addiction and mental illness.
Available Mon.–Thurs., 9 am–9 pm ET & Fri., 9 am–5 pm ET
- More helpline info
LGBTQ crisis hotlines and resources
- LGBTQ youth suicide prevention: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
Emotional Freedom Technique
Important note: Unexpected emotions can arise when you practice Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, also known as tapping). If your loss is very recent, or if you feel overwhelmed by grief, tap with caution or wait until you have recovered more. Talk your therapist or doctor before tapping if you’re new to it or not sure how to handle strong feelings that may come up.
- Brad Yates video for tapping on loss and grief
- Nick Ortner’s audio lesson and EFT guidance on processing grief
You can also read this blog post for an overview of different grief resources (updated in June 2019).