Mental Health and Civil Rights Resources

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement compiled the following resources that may be helpful to our communities.

Mental Health Resources:

·         Hotlines:

o   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in distress, as well as provides crisis resources and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

o   SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 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. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

o   Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.

·         Treatment Locators:

o   SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.Visit

o   HRSA Find a Health Center App: HRSA Find a Health Center App helps find federally-funded health centers that care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Visit


Civil Rights Resources:


·         U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR): OCR works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

o   Find your regional OCR office

o   File a complaint online for bullying or harassment of students

o   Explore data on education-related civil rights incidents

o   Download in-language resources

· is a one-stop resource in English and Spanish for identifying, preventing, and resolving issues of bullying for community members and educators.

·         Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS): CRS acts as a “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. CRS works with police chiefs, mayors, school administrators, other local and state authorities, community-based organizations, and civil and human rights groups.

o   Find your regional CRS office

o   Explore information for religious groups

o   Visit the multimedia resource center

§  Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do To Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs

§  Fact Sheets in SpanishArabic, and Punjabi

·         FBI’s Civil Rights Program: The FBI investigates hundreds of cases every year and works to detect and deter further incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups.

o   Find your regional FBI office

o   Learn about the FBI’s hate crime reporting process and statistics

o   Hate Crimes Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual

·         Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL): CRCL supports the Department of Homeland Security's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law.

o   Fact Sheet on Protective Security Advisor Program (PSA): PSAs are located in all 50 states and are security subject matter experts who provide voluntary security surveys and assessments of facilities, including houses of worship.


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