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If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, visit our Crisis page.

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce está en crisis y necesita ayuda inmediata, visite nuestra página de Crisis.

For all mental health-related questions, requests for copies of publications, and inquiries concerning NIMH research, policies, and priorities, please contact a health information specialist at the NIMH Information Resource Center using the contact information provided below.

Please note that we cannot provide guidance on health conditions or make referrals. If you need medical advice or a second opinion, please consult your health care provider.

To locate mental health services and treatment programs in your area, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357. SAMHSA also provides the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator , an online tool for finding services in your state. A list of resources for locating a broader range of health practitioners is available from the MedlinePlus Directories .

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