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  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Also visit the online treatment locator.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, 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.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.

No, we do not provide counseling. Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them with local assistance and support.

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Last Updated: 08/30/2022

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

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The Locator is authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255, Section 9006; 42 U.S.C. 290bb-36d). SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is updated annually from facility responses to SAMHSA’s National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N-SUMHSS). New facilities that have completed an abbreviated survey and met all the qualifications are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers, and services are made weekly for facilities informing SAMHSA of changes. Facilities may request additions or changes to their information by sending an e-mail to [email protected], by calling the BHSIS Project Office at 1-833-888-1553 (Mon-Fri 8-6 ET), or by electronic form submission using the Locator online application form (intended for additions of new facilities).

online psychologist consultation (helpline, communication)

Everyone may need psychological help. If you do not have the opportunity to contact a psychologist for money, this can be done free of charge in specialized centers.

Free psychological consultations

Emergency help and helplines

Free consultations have several features:

Some centers provide only a trial free consultation, some - up to 5-7 sessions. This is enough to overcome a crisis situation - but not always enough for a deep study of the problem. nine0003

As a rule, they are limited in the number of sessions

Some centers, on the contrary, do not conduct one-time consultations

You may not always be able to change the counseling psychologist

then discuss your case.

If you receive counseling at an educational institution, it can be part of student education

I want to invest, do my homework and the psychologist's recommendations If help is free, money does not motivate you to work and change. Therefore, you will need to find internal motivation. nine0003

Correspondence consultation

Free emergency psychological help "Yaroslavna" at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis

+7 495 120-16-60

Russian LGBT Network

+7 800 555-73-74
e-mail: [email protected]

+7 499 553-04-70
Ask a psychologist

Harmony Institute of Psychotherapy and Counseling

+7 812 401-61-66
Hotline: +7 812-409 to make an appointment

Psychotherapy room

+7 (812) 242-38-98

Clinic of neurosis

• Appointment for a consultation with a psychiatrist: +7 (812) 246-21-79

• Appointment for a consultation with a psychotherapist: +7 (812) 246-21-80

+7 800 555-73-74
•e-mail: psychology@lgbtnet. org
•Form for registration
•Online chat

Armavir psycho-neurological boarding school
908024 +16 ) 51159

+7 800 555-73-74
e-mail: [email protected]
• Enrollment form
• Online chat

Emergency help and helplines

A person needs emergency psychological help when they are in an acute crisis, experienced shock or are thinking about suicide. In such situations, there is no time to select a psychologist and wait for a session - you need to get a consultation immediately. To do this, there are round-the-clock helplines and emergency services.


St. Petersburg



Emergency Psychological Assistance Service of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia

9000 +7 495 989-50-50
Ask a psychologist

All-Russian Order Phone Trust

9000 +7 800 2000 122

Free emergency psychological help "Yaroslavna" at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Hotline: +7 495 120-16-60

Helpline for children and parents: +7 499 795-15-01

Helpline for children and parents: +7 800 250-11-91

All-Russian helpline for women victims of domestic violence: +7 800 70-00-600

Hot line: +7 499 901-02-01
Crisis mail: online@sisters-help. ru

+7 495 421-55-55

Crisis service “Emotional conversation”

24 627 -80

City monitoring center (psychologist for children and adolescents)


Trust phone for children, adolescents and parents

+7 800 2000-122
+7 812 576-10 9000-10

+7 812 327-30-00 9000 »

+7 861 224-05-95

Emergency Psychological Assistance Phone (assistance to children, adolescents and parents)

+7 800 200-01-22

Specialized clinical psychiatric hospital No. 1

nine0002 Mental Health Helpline: +7 800 250-2955

Helpline: +7 861 233-18-27

+7 800 100-01-91

September 21, 2022 Life

Where to turn for advice when you urgently need to talk, but it is difficult to get to a psychologist or dial a helpline number.

On the Internet it is easy to find a lot of communities and forums where psychologists and all sympathizers (not always professionals) give advice and advice. Lifehacker has compiled a selection of free online services run by experts and trained volunteers. These are resources where it is not scary to talk about difficulties. nine0004

1. Internet service for emergency psychological assistance of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia

Who created : Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

Who can apply: everyone.

The free psychological assistance service is available 24/7. You can get advice by phone or one-time online in writing. For the second option, you need to register on the service website and create a personal account. It will conduct psychodiagnostic testing and recommend exercises to cope with the problem. Plus, the site has a form where you can anonymously and without registration ask a question to psychologists. nine0004

Seek help →

2. Help is nearby

Who created: Doctors for Children, an organization that supports families and protects the rights of children.

Who can apply: children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

There are two ways to anonymously contact the psychologists of the service: write to the online chat on the website or send an e-mail. The answer will come within a week. Consultants work daily from 13:00 to 23:00 Moscow time. nine0004

The project has a group on the VKontakte social network.

Ask for help →

3. Your Territory

Who created : Your Territory Foundation, which specializes in protecting the rights of children.

Who can apply: teenagers and young people under 23.

Another online help service for teenagers, where you can talk about your concerns in confidence. Consultants answer questions in the chat on the project website daily from 15:00 to 22:00 Moscow time. You can also send an e-mail to psychologists, the answer will come within 4-5 days. nine0004

The project has a group on the VKontakte social network.

Ask for help →

4. Moscow Service for Psychological Assistance to the Population

Who created: Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Moscow.

Who can apply: everyone.

Muscovites can receive five free individual sessions per year with a service psychologist. But emergency assistance is also provided to those who do not live in the capital. For this, there is a 24-hour hotline and consultations by e-mail. Also on the site you can sign up for webinars with psychologists and discuss your question on the forum. nine0004

Ask for help →

5. I am a parent

Who created : a fund to support children in difficult life situations.

Who can contact: parents of children and teenagers.

Online advice on parenting and difficult situations with children. To send a request, you need to fill out an online form. The psychologists' answer will appear on the site in a few days, but personal data will not be indicated.

Ask for help →

6. Helping others helps yourself

Who created : charitable project Helping Others Helps Yourself.

Who can apply: anyone.

Psychologists with disabilities work here. Help can be obtained in the format of correspondence on the forum or via Skype. Psychologists meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16:00 to 18:00 Moscow time.

Ask for help →

7. Psychological help "Yaroslavna"

Who created : Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Who can apply: everyone.

The free psychological help service was originally created for women in crisis situations, but now you can call Yaroslavna with any problem. Psychotherapists from the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis will answer. After the conversation, they will offer to sign up for three free personal consultations.

You can also ask a question to specialists through the online form. The answer can be published on the site without specifying personal data. nine0004

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8. Consultations for undergraduates of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Who created : Faculty of Social Sciences of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Who can apply: adults over 18 years of age.

This project is supported by students and graduates of the master's program "Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy" of the Higher School of Economics. To receive three free individual consultations, you need to fill out a short application. Sessions with psychologists are held online: via Skype, Zoom, Viber and other services. nine0004

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9. PsySovet

Who created : graduates of the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University.

Who can apply: everyone.

PsySovet - a service for the selection of psychologists. But on the website of the project, you can ask specialists any exciting question for free. Your correspondence with the psychologist will be visible to all users. Surname and real photo are optional, so the consultation will remain anonymous.

Ask for help →

10. Psychological Center "Open Space"

Who created : NGO "Open Space".

Who can apply: activists, human rights activists, their relatives and others.

The center provides free confidential consultations and series of meetings. Psychologists primarily work with activists, but can help anyone who is anxious about what is happening in the world. The format of the sessions is selected individually by specialists. You can sign up on the NGO website or via a chatbot in Telegram. nine0004

Ask for help →

11. Humanitarian project of the Russian EMDR Association

Who created : Russian EMDR Association.

Who can apply: everyone.

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