For years in a row, Nevada has ranked absolute last among all states in terms of mental health. Since 2017 the state has ranked 51st out of all the states and the District of Columbia in a ranking system devised by Mental Health America. The system uses 15 different parameters. Furthermore, 63% of Nevada residents with a mental illness do not receive care.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Nevada residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
Crisis Support Services of Nevada
Formerly known as the Crisis Call Center, CSS of Nevada is available 24/7 for any type of mental health support. Call 1-800-273-8255 or text ‘CARE’ to 839863. There are also resources for depression, suicide, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.\