Crisis & Other Mental Health Resources

In case of a medical emergency, you should immediately call 911.
Decorative elements. Stress can look different for everyone. We encourage you to find the resources that are helpful to you.

Crisis Resources

Visit the directory of NC crisis services maintained by the NC Department of Health & Human Services. A few highlights and additional resources are listed below.


  • Hope4NC Helpline: 855-587-3463
    • Text “hope” to number above
    • Chat on website linked above
  • Hope4Healers Helpline: 919-266-2002
    • Mental health and resilience supports for individuals who work in health care and educational settings and their families throughout the state.
  • Statewide Peer Warmline: 1-855-PEERS NC (855-733-7762) 
    • Phone line staffed 24/7 by peer support specialists (peers) who offer non-clinical support and resources to those in crisis. Peers are people who are living in recovery with mental illness and/or substance use disorder who provide support to others who can benefit from their lived experience. 

Mobile Crisis Resources

The following resources are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week:

  • If you or the patient resides in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Orange, or Person counties: 1-866-275-9552
  • If you or the patient resides in Cumberland, Johnston and Wake counties: 1-877-626-1772
  • Looking for a county not listed above? Visit Crisis Solutions North Carolina to find crisis resources for every county in North Carolina.

Non-Crisis Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Mental Health & Counseling Services

  • Schedule an appointment with a Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences clinician:
    • Adult Services: 919-684-0100
    • Child, Adolescent & Family Services: 919-385-3232

For Faculty & Staff

  • Duke Personal Assistance Service – Faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System, offering assessment, short-term counseling and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work and family problems. Services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, trainees and their family members.

For Students

  • Duke Counseling & Psychological Services – The mission of Duke University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to provide excellent quality of care to undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • DukeLine – Text-based support line by Duke students, for Duke students. Text (984) 230-4888 to connect with a peer coach. Open daily during the school year from 5pm to 11pm.


  • Mental health webinar series, featuring Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members sharing their expertise on a range of mental health topics in six 30-minute videos. (Spring 2021)
  • Greater Good: Science Based Insights for a Meaningful Life: Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the forefront of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.
  • Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory, and events.
  • Psychology Today: Directory of therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, and more, with many filtering options.
  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Organization that offers information designed to help students take action and initiate changes in their schools and communities. Students who are interested in starting a Gender and Sexuality Alliance in their school can register to find resources and learn more about how student-led movements can help foster more inclusive schools for all students.
  • Pride Counseling: Offers online therapy to members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. This service features counselors who not only specialize in helping people who are LGBTQIA+, they also have experience with a range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, and interpersonal conflicts.
  • Website from the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration to guide users in finding health care or support for issues with mental health, drugs, or alcohol.
  • Sanvello Self-Care App: Interactive app that provides strategies, services, and resources to help individuals deal with stress, anxiety, depression, or whatever one may be going through.
  • iChill App: Interactive app that uses the Community Resiliency Model, a set of self-help skills where one learns simple information about how stress affects the mind and body.
  • Science of Happiness – What does it take to live a happier life? Learn research-tested strategies that you can put into practice today. Hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner and co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
  • Being Well with Rick Hanson: Based on Dr. Rick Hanson‘s 45+ years of helping people, and alongside an amazing group of expert guests, Rick and Forrest Hanson have helped hundreds of thousands of people learn the best lessons from clinical psychology, contemplative practice, and many lifetimes of experience.
  • The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos: Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale—the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history—The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. 
  • It's Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self, by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Laurie Gottlieb
  • The Atlas of the Heart, by Brene Brown
  • Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA
  • United Way of North Carolina's NC 2-1-1: An information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to get free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within your community.
  • Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) Strategy to Promote Wellbeing: Resource that acknowledges the levels of stress that people may be experiencing and offers a way to address unwanted symptoms and promote and replenish wellbeing and enhance resilience.