OPENING THE DOOR to Emotional Well-Being for Charlotte-Mecklenburg area Residents.

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If you are in need of immediate emergency help, please call 911, go to your local emergency room, or call one of the 24 hour hotlines indicated below to access mental health services.


Local Resources
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare –  Cardinal Innovations Healthcare has a 24 hour crisis and referral call center. They can connect clients with Medicaid and NC Healthchoice to providers in the area. 1-800-939-5911.


Mecklenburg Psychological Association – This website has a directory of psychologists in the Charlotte area.


Med Link – This is a list of free and low-cost clinics in Mecklenburg County.


Mental Health Americas of Central Carolinas  – This organization offers various resources, including education, advocacy, and support, for mental health related concerns.


NAMI-Charlotte – This local group that is part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides support and resources for individuals with mental health concerns and for their loved ones.


Mobile Crisis Team (704-566-3410) – Mobile Crisis Team provides residents of Mecklenburg County who are experiencing a mental health crisis assistance and access to community resources. The team is dispatched to provide emergency psychiatric assessment, immediate intervention for family crises, and assistance to the hospital or other appropriate psychiatric care.


Carolinas Medical Center –Behavioral Health Hotline – 704-444-2400 – 24 hour hotline to assess mental health needs and connect individuals and families with the appropriate level of care.


Novant/Presbyterian Hospital Behavioral Health – 1-800-786-1585 – 24 hour hotline to assess mental health needs and connect individuals and families with the appropriate level of care.


Brave Step – This is a local non-profit organization that provides resources for adult men and women who have been impacted by sexual abuse.


National Resources
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – This national organization’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. They have resources for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, for those concerned about a loved one, and for those who have experienced a loss to suicide.


American Psychological Association – This national organization has information on various psychological topics and information on how to find a therapist in your local area.


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – This national organization provides education, tools, support groups and information for families affected by mood disorders.


National Alliance on Mental Illness – This national organization provides education and support for individuals with mental illness and for their loved ones.


National Institute of Mental Health – This national organization has information on mental health and the latest research in the field.


National Suicide Prevention Talkline – 1-800-273-TALK(8255) – This 24 hour talkline connects you to a trained crisis worker.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA provides information and connections to resources related to substance abuse and mental health.