Finding Help in Rocky Mount, NC

Suicide is Never the Answer.

Thoughts of suicide can be frightening.
But we can avoid devastating outcomes by reaching out for help or checking in with friends and family.                                      
Suicidal thoughts are a symptom, just like any other – they can be treated and improve over time.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available for Rocky Mount, NC.

  • Call 911 if you need emergency medical assistance for a life-or-death situation involving yourself or others.
  • 988 has been designated the new three-digit dialing code to route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
    Available for calls, webchats, or texts. Available 24/7.
    Call or text 988, or chat to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
  • If you, or someone you know, needs help with a substance abuse or mental health disorder,
    contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

    or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or texting your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U),
    or using SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help.


Mental Health Treatment Options
If you’re wondering where to go for mental health help, here are some of the types of places you can go that are easily accessible to you in Nash/Edgecombe County:

If you have access, your first action should be to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.
They can provide initial mental health screenings, refer you to mental health specialists, and help you develop a well-documented paper trail of your quest for mental health support.
If you have an appointment scheduled soon with your primary care provider and are struggling to maintain your mental health, voice your concerns and ask for help.

To find a therapist, use one of the resources listed under the NC Alliance of YMCAs Finding Help page.

To find specific culturally competent care (therapists who may share your background or culture), use one of the resources listed under the NC Alliance of YMCAs Mental Health in Marginalized Groups page.

More Information

About Mental Health

Mental Illness is Nothing to be Ashamed of

Mental Illness Doesn't Have a "Face"

You're Not Alone in Nash/Edgecombe County

Youth, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ Communities Face a Greater Risk

Many People Don't Know How to Access Mental Health Resources

Harrison Family YMCA Has the Teen Mental Health Resources You Need.