We understand. We care. You are not alone.

On their own, #mentalhealth conditions can feel confusing and scary enough. But you’re not alone. Having to talk to someone about it when you may not even understand it yourself can feel impossible.⠀⠀


Hotlines, warmlines, online support, or text lines can help. ⠀⠀

If you’re not in crisis, you can call a warmline. Find one in your area using

Call 1-800-273-TALK to connect to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’

Text MHA to 741-741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7⠀⠀

Connect online using the Lifeline Chat service of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’here at


These are typically run by trained volunteers or employees whose job it is to listen to those who reach out. Talking to a stranger can help you feel safer about what you’re sharing, and strangers may be able to offer more objective feedback than the people involved in our lives. Getting what we’re feeling out, whether it’s talking, typing, or texting, feels good.⠀

Hello North Carolina, 

I wanted to take this opportunity to share the link below as it is the connection for local community organizations and meeting hosts to join, listen & participate in the State Child & Family Collaborative via Zoom. Travel is challenging but the need for local connection to the state is so imperative now to share experiences & have family and youth voice impact state conversations.

I am asking that you share this link with all your contacts and encourage attendance to this bi-monthly meeting. All citizens are welcome into the space. I am hoping for a huge presence of NC citizens in the next meeting space in September. Will you help me spread the word and fill the room on a regular basis. 

This is an open space and the conversation are about services, supports, needs, concerns & gaps and what are resources & solutions for children, youth & families across NC. Creating healthier families and communities is the desired goal and that can only happen with your participation. We Need You!

Please share!

Thank you,

 Mary Lloyd

NC Families United

Board Chair

This is the Zoom link for the State Collaborative Meeting: 2nd & 4th Friday from 10am-12pm  


Whichever of these you choose, it’s important to reach out. Connecting and asking for support, even when it’s hard or scary, is a key part of recovery.