Hello #WWHHW Family! We try to keep our resources up to date to assist with all of your needs. If we have missed any resources or if any agencies would like to be listed, please feel free to contact us! We will update our site and continue to bring awareness to others!
Where to Find Us
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San Francisco, CA 94158
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Emergency National Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline: 800-950-NAMIor text “NAMI” to 741741
National LGBT Hotline: 888-843-4564
National LGBT Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: 212-714-1141 (English and Spanish)
National Hopeline Network: (800) 784-2433
National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia: (800) 233-4357
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
DeHQ: LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians: 908-367-3374
Family Violence Helpline: (800) 996-6228
Self-Harm Hotline: (800) 366-8288
Planned Parenthood Hotline: (800) 230-7526
American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 222-1222
Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: (800) 622-2255
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: (866) 488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: (800) 221-7044
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)
The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed
Text HELLO to 74174
People of Color Crisis Text line
text STEVE to 741741
Muslim Crisis Text Line
Text SALAM to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Available 24 Hours A Day/7 Days A Week
Available in English Spanish, and MORE! Interpretation Services are available.
Help with Domestic Violence Information, Options, Counseling, Legal and Shelter Services
Toll FREE: 24hrs. Confidential and Multilingual
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.
1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.
This service also provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Also visit send your zip code via text message: 435748(HELP4U) to find help near you.
The Partnership for a Drug Free America is a helpine intended for parents or anyone else seeking general information about drug abuse. Unlike other drug hotlines, it is not linked directly to any particular drug rehab facility. Call 855-DRUG-FREE (378-4373)
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or Text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
You can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service Members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified DVA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text services.
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
Or send a text messages to 838255 to connect to a VA responder.
The ChildHelp National Hotline has been around for 40 years. They have counselors available to talk through child abuse situations if you have questions or need additional support. They can also help research additional resources that may be available to you.
If you click on their website, there is a giant map. And on that map if you hover or click, there is the states CPS number and online reporting link.
Do You Need Help Finding a Therapist
If you are looking for services there is a multitude of avenues.
For those who are insurance holders, if you call your company for Behavioral Health Services, they should be able to direct you to those covered within your network.
For those who have or do not have insurance and don't know where to look, your first step is: "Psychology Today":
Psychology Today's motto is "Here to Help". It is the world's largest portal to psychotherapy. It includes free access to HUNDREDS of thousands professionals. It can be filtered based off your location, preference, insurance/sliding scale, religion, and even specialties (trauma, PTSD, social injustice, PPD, etc.)
For people of COLOR there is :
FreeBlackTherapy.org: This is a Nonprofit Organization dedicated to providing remote mental health services with Black Mental Health professionals for Black and African American individuals. Absolutely FREE.
BlackGirlTherapy.com: started by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, and counts over 1,000 Black and African-American therapists across the country.
Bad B****es Have Bad Days Too:
Free Therapy, Mental Health Hotlines, Resource Directories, and LGBTQA+ Community Resources
Alkeme Health: A digital platform that features a wealth of content from Black mental health and wellness practitioners
BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective): Comprised of a collective of “advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists,” this organization provides a directory of Black Therapists
certified in providing telehealth services.
Black Men Heal: This nonprofit provides information on how you can get free therapy sessions from selected providers
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: Founded by actress Taraji P. Henson and named after her father, this foundation provides links to licensed therapists of color
Melanin and Mental Health: This group is dedicated to sourcing licensed and culturally competent mental health practitioners for Black and Latinx clients.
Therapyforblackmen.org: This organization also has a digital directory of therapists for Black males.
BlackMensHealth.com: there is a LIST of sources for men.
Zencare’s Black Therapist Network:
you can search for therapists by the backgrounds that you most identify with. You can visit each therapist’s profile to watch an introductory video and learn more about their background and approach, and book a free initial call.
Talkspace: This online and mobile therapy company offers online access to licensed therapists
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE SERVICES.
*click the link below, on this site you can find vetted Black/African American therapists by states*
Mental Health Apps
Mindshift offers anxiety relief strategies and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools to help reduce worry, stress, and panic. The app offers techniques like writing in journals, building fear ladders, and doing comfort zone challenges. The app also offers goals setting, progress check-ins, practice mindful techniques, calming audio.
Ages: Green icon is for ages 4-11, the blue icon is for ages 11-17, and the red icon is for adults 18+. The younger children and young people version of the apps are free. However, the adult version (red app) is $2.99.
Free (Paid version available)
Sanvello offers therapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a supportive community. Sanvello uses clinically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma-related conditions, and daily stressors.
Price: Free (Paid version available)
Description: This app uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy methods to help users cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and more. The app also allows users to create a passcode for safety and security purposes.
It's Free (Paid therapy available)
Talkspace can match you with a licensed therapist in your state from the comfort of your device through text, audio, and video at any time, and they will respond daily, 5x/week. If you’re looking for the “face-to-face” therapy experience, this app offers Live Video Sessions so you and your therapist can plan to connect in real-time.
It's Free (Counseling services may require additional costs)
The BetterHelp app is a convenient way to get professional help from licensed therapists and counselors online. BetterHelp counselors can cover a wide range of areas from depression and anxiety to family and couples therapy. A counselor will be matched based on your needs. Message your therapist anytime from anywhere. No scheduling needed.
Description: This mood journal offers a simple solution for tracking your thoughts, feelings and moods in this interactive tool you can keep right on your phone! Add details to your entry by writing, recording your voice, or attaching a photo about what’s going on. You can review a report of your tracked moods over a period of time, and get tips on ways improve your mood!
Mental Health Social Media Platforms for Black Men
@TheLivesofMen & @Jason_Rosario
@drshopkin & @theblackunconscious
Helping Survivors is part of a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, and professionals working to ensure the right of every person to build a life free from the devastating consequences of sexual assault and abuse.
Helping Survivors believe freedom from physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological harm is a basic human right of all individuals.
The resources they provide are intended for individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse and are seeking support.
Their team advocates for survivors by providing the tools and assistance needed for them to work through emotional and psychological layers to reclaim a sense of peace. The group behind helpingsurvivors.org includes healthcare providers, legal professionals, survivors, as well as friends and family members of survivors.
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The LGBTQ+ National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 24/7
Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)
The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice
The True Colors United: (212) 461-4401
The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves
We here at "Well What Had Happened Was.." not only want to assist with mental health resources, but we are aware of the help needed amongst the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population. Mental health and safety concerns are not based off one person, but ALL PEOPLE.
We hope to help provide you resources for not only state approved transitional/sober living houses, but employment opportunities for those with felonies. You deserve to have a SAFE, structured, and therapeutic living environment for those within recovery. You deserve to reinvent and reinvest in yourself with the goal of recovering your self-worth while on your self healing journey.
We at #WWHHW are happy to help cheer you along the way!
DOC Approved and Recommended Transitional/Sober Living Residences
“To be cut off from family for years -- to be too far away for regular visits. To watch so many of your closest relationships fray and then dissolve. To see your children grow up through family pictures. To be hungry for days at a time because the food you eat is never enough, and there is nothing you can do about it. To be isolated. To be in a place with thousands of men but to somehow feel alone. This is what it means to be socially dead. To be subjected to violence and humiliation. To be shackled, one to another, during daily routines, your ability to work and provide for yourself taken away. To move in a coffle down long hallways like animals for 'feeding time' of 'meds.' To be marched away from your lover and your children every time visitation ends. To be cut off from the human community or to have no community at all -- at least, no community that might be valued by members of a free society. To have few benefits and fewer protections. To become a figure who walks the yard or haunts the neighborhood so many years after your release, unable to find work or secure a home, unable to participate in the politics of the city in the ways most people find meaningful.”
-Reuben Jonathan Miller
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32. New York
33. North Carolina
34. North Dakota
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina
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48. West Virginia