Mental Health Resources: Programs and organizations helping children, teens

Some experts call the state of children and teen’s mental health the next wave of the pandemic.

One in six children have experienced a mental health disorder, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24 in the United States.

Channel 9 is committed to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and offering real solutions. We want to make finding help easier by breaking down what is available to families, children and teens.

>> Scroll below for available resources:

Crisis and mental wellness hotlines:

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
  • Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741
  • Lifeline Chat
  • Atrium Health 24-hr Call Center: 704-444-2400
  • Novant Health’s 24-hour access program: 1-800-718-3550
  • National Hopeline Network, Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE(4673)

Programs and organizations offering mental health professionals to those who need them:

Help finding treatment:

(WATCH BELOW: Anchor Erica Bryant speaks with clinical social worker about mental health)

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