How can I get free mental health services?
Members of the military are often entitled to free mental health services, as are senior citizens. If you can not afford mental health services and you are in need, contact the human services department in your town. They will be able to refer you to low-cost or free services. The following are excellent resources for mental health information, and many can help you find the support you need: • National Institute for Mental Health – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ (good for general information) • United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/ (great for finding low cost and free health services in your area) • CDC Disaster Mental Health – http://emergency.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/ (If you have been effected by a natural disaster and are in need of assistance, this portal provides information and resources for families) • World Health Organization Mental Health – http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/ (general