We know life is hard right now. 

We are all looking for someone to help, to listen, and to care. 

We are here to help you connect with programs, local services and supports that can get you through this tough time.

We can help.


Free Counseling Opportunity for Eligible Community Members

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County residents who are unemployed, uninsured or unable to afford counseling related to the pandemic, may be eligible at this time for short-term counseling with a local licensed professional.

Adults can receive up to 6 sessions and youth can receive up to 6 sessions with a local licensed mental health professional.

Contact David Kleitsch, MSW at 704-899-1839 or [email protected] to ensure you're eligible and to start the intake process.


MHA of Central Carolinas is honored to have funding from the United Way of Central Carolinas, Mecklenburg County and Disability Rights and Resources, to extend our outreach related to the mental health effects of COVID-19. 


About MHACC and Our Mission

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHACC) mission is to provide help, offer hope and promote mental wellness through advocacy, education and prevention.


In Crisis?

Medical Emergency/Mental Health Crisis - 9-1-1 | Ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer

Behavioral Health - Atrium Health 24-Hour Help Line (704) 444-2400

Mecklenburg & Cabarrus 24-Hour Call Line & Mobile Crisis Services 1 (800) 939-5911

National Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Call Center 1 (800) 273-8255


Need to talk to someone?

24/7 Warm Line - 833-390-7728 (free, confidental, and peer supported)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Provider Directory

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness


Feeling alone?

Join our Wednesday Wellness group

Join us for MHA's Coffee & Conversation

MHA National's Support Group & Discussion Community

10 Tips for Coping with Isolation


Feeling depressed or anxious?

Depression Resources

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 

Screening for Depression

Anxiety Resources

Screening for Anxiety


Need help with parenting during the pandemic?

MHA's ParentVOICE program offers separate monthly online support groups for parents and youth, for children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges

Learn More About Virtual Parent/Caregiver Empowerment Group and Youth Support Groups

A ParentVOICE Empowerment Story

NC Families United

Council for Children's Rights


Family Partners assist parents and caretakers achieve their goals by advocating with the family; educating them about specific mental illness diagnoses and navigating the mental health system; standing up for the family's point of view; promoting awareness and working to remove barriers to personal success and independence. To reach a Family Partner 704-365-3454.


The PFLAG Chapter Network provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.


PFLAG Charlotte | Phone Number: (704) 942-6857 | Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (704) 794-7905 | Email: [email protected]


Youth Groups

Kids of Tomorrow (KOT) is a group for our 8-13 year olds on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM via Zoom. 

ACTIVE Youth is a group for ages 14-21 and will be meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6 PM via Zoom

For more information and to receive the Zoom links contact:

Briana Richmond | 704.365.3454 ext. 229 | [email protected] 


Want to gain skills and tools? 

Click the title of the free events below for dates and registration details:


Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training This 2 hour virtual training can help you recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.


Mental Health First Aid Training This full day virtual training teaches how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.


Mental Health Matters This twice monthly interview with experts covers topics pertinent to promoting mental wellness during the pandemic.


Need to find a Provider?

Providers listed by Disorder Treated

Providers listed by Insurance

Providers listed by Zipcode

Mental Health Provider Directory




Life is Hard Right Now.Help is Here.