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Mental health issues affect many in our communities and can have a profound impact on their well-being and quality of life. Having accessible and effective mental health resources is crucial for individuals to seek help, receive appropriate treatment, and recover from their challenges.

We have listed local and national resources available that provide a safe space for individuals to express their emotions, share their concerns, and receive professional guidance. These resources can include therapy, counseling, support groups, and hotlines.

Counseling Center, Highlands, NC:

Blue Ridge Health:

Community Care Clinic of Highlands Cashiers: EnglishEn Español

National Institute of Mental Health:

Mental Health America:

Psychology Today:


Where can I get immediate help?

Information provided by the National Institute of Mental Health

In life-threatening situations, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are suicidal or in emotional distress, consider using the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Call or text 988 or chat online to connect with a trained crisis counselor. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Learn more: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (disponible en español)

If you are a veteran, consider using the Veterans Crisis Line.

Call 988, then press “1.” You can also text 838255 or chat online. The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24-hour, confidential resource that connects veterans with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans and those who support them, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

Learn more: Veterans Crisis Line (disponible en español)

If you have experienced a disaster, consider using the Disaster Distress Helpline.

Call or text 1-800-985-5990. The Disaster Distress Helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The 24-hour, confidential helpline offers interpretation services in more than 100 languages.

Learn more: Disaster Distress Helpline (disponible en español)

If you see concerning social media messages, contact the company’s safety team.

Social media companies have safety teams that can reach out to connect the person with the help they need.

Learn more: Action steps for helping someone in emotional distress.



Do you need help with Health Insurance or have Medicaid Questions?

Pisgah Legal Services has resources that can help. Visit for more information, or use one of the links below.

Pisgah Legal Services Health Insurance Support

Pisgah Legal Services Medicaid Support through the NC Medicaid Ombudsman


It is imperative that we prioritize the development and availability of mental health resources to ensure that everyone has the opportunity for proper care and support.


If you have a resource that you would like us to add to this page, please email Josh Bryson at


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