Mental Health

Hiding Places 0:60 – SAMHSA

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a U.S. government agency that provides resources and support for individuals and communities dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. If you or someone you know is in need of help from SAMHSA, here are some steps you can take:

1.            Visit the SAMHSA Website: Start by visiting the official SAMHSA website The website provides a wealth of information, resources, and tools related to mental health and substance abuse.

2.            National Helpline: SAMHSA operates a 24/7 National Helpline that you can call for assistance. The helpline can provide information, support, and referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and other resources. The phone number for the helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).

3.            Treatment Locator: SAMHSA’s website includes a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator that allows you to find treatment facilities and programs in your area. You can access this tool here

4.            Behavioral Health Treatment Services: SAMHSA offers various behavioral health treatment services and programs. You can explore these services and programs on their website to determine which might be appropriate for your or your loved one’s needs.

5.            Educational Resources: SAMHSA provides educational materials and publications related to mental health and substance abuse. You can access these resources on their website to learn more about these issues and available support.

6.            SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: In times of crisis, SAMHSA offers the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. This helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

8.            Contact SAMHSA Directly: You can contact SAMHSA directly through their website for specific inquiries or requests for assistance. They have contact information available for various departments and programs.

Remember that SAMHSA’s resources and services are primarily focused on the United States. If you are seeking help outside of the U.S., you may need to explore resources specific to your country or region. SAMHSA’s website is a valuable starting point for information and assistance related to mental health and substance abuse concerns.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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