The following resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health services or treatment. These resources aim to provide short term support to transition a person in crisis to a place of stability until additional help is available.
New Perspectives remains open to serve your mental and behavioral health needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of service to you and your family. We have provided links below to assist you during this time. We encourage you to stay safe and well.
Please contact me at: NM.firstname.lastname@example.org or Call or Text: (904) 439-6524
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Crisis Hotlines (also scroll down to see Suicide Hotlines)
- Crisis Text Line US: Text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States. https://www.crisistextline.org/textline/
- Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
- Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women: 1-888-743-5754 DAHMW.org
Eating Disorders Hotlines:
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD):
Human Trafficking Hotlines:
- National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 – OR text 233733.
- Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
- Parent Hotline: 1-800-840-6537
- Parent Hotline is a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation.
Rape/Sexual Assault Hotlines:
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE
- Online Hotline (rainn.org) offer free, safe and confidential help 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Runaway or Homeless Youth Hotlines:
- National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY ( 1-800-786-2929 )
- A national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.
- 1-800-DONT-CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Substance Abuse/Alcoholism Hotlines:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 1-800-234-0420
- The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center: 1-800-390-4056
Suicide Hotlines in the United States:
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
Surrender Your Baby Hotlines:
- National Safe Haven Alliance Crisis Hotline: 1-888-510-BABY
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255
- Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor
- VA National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8am-11pm, Sat 10:30am-6pm)
Youth | Teen Crisis Intervention Hotlines:
- National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
- Provides 24/7 short-term counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services.
- Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.
- Teen Text Line: Text TEEN 839863 Daily from 6pm-9pm PST
“Nigeria has a true passion for the work that she does as a therapist. She allowed me to be “a mess” and she ultimately helped me realize that I am strong, I am brave and I am worthy!” ~S. Roberts
“Therapy was a scary experience for me. Being honest about my feelings and acknowledging my negative thoughts was something I had never done before. Nigeria made me feel safe, she was patient and she was kind. What started as a truly scary and experience ended up being the best decision I ever made for myself.” ~J. Valdez
“Therapy has become a part of my lifestyle as a result of the personal work I did with Ms. McHellon.” ~T. Vincent
“My child looks forward to her session every week. I can tell that the sessions are a bright spot in her life. It takes her a while to feel comfortable about talking to people, especially adults, and she seemed to find that comfort level pretty quickly. We are excited to see our daughter continue to make progress. Ms. Nigeria has also been great about working with our schedule.” ~K. Comacho
“Therapy has been a concept I postponed for a long time; dreading to not only address my personal issues but choose an individual that I would have to ultimately trust, respect, and feel comfortable unpacking several years of introspective challenges. Nigeria not only encompassed all those things, but characteristically has a level of attentiveness and astuteness that’s not inherit in all therapist. Within our first session, Nigeria created a space that encouraged dialogue, honesty, and deep reflection. My session with Nigeria never ended at the conclusion of our dedicated time, because she enables me to dig deeper and connect behavioral patterns that have been instilled for decades. These moments empower me to take what I’ve learned/uncovered in our sessions, internalize and apply it; then come back to our session to help me take a second step towards assuaging my fears and becoming a better person. To call Nigeria McHellon a highly recommended therapist would be an understatement.” ~ S.