"1 in 5 Americans suffers from a mental health disorder (Source: National Alliance on Mental Health)"
Avery Burton

COVID -19 Response and Resources

At ABF, we realize that people living with mental health disorders are amongst the most vulnerable members of our communities in dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) during this global pandemic. 

See the resources below for help during these challenging times or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling.

National Culturally Competent Mental Health Resources

Guidelines with National Resources:

How to Get Therapy for You or a Friend, and Terms Defined:

Local Culturally Competent Las Vegas Mental Health Resources

Solutions of Change Solutions of Change is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing therapy, counseling, and family support services to members of the community struggling with behavioral, mental, and/or emotional health challenges. We gladly service all members of the local and state community with a central focus on those who are uninsured or underinsured, including those who are undocumented. Solutions of Change also provides informational workshops and seminars to local organizations in an effort to bring awareness to the multifaceted nature of mental wellbeing.

Vegas Stronger Vegas Stronger is a unique outcomes-focused Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(3) focused on reversing the devastation caused to our community by the addiction epidemic and mental illness.

Culturally Competent Resources

Courtesy of Helen H. Hsu, Psy.D.
Past President, Asian American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Training Advisory Committee, Chair-elect
CA Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY19262)

Mental Health First Aid   – The Mental Health First Aid website has additional resources related to the most common mental disorders. 

Cultural Considerations Guide for Certified MHFA Instructors

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Other Cultures 

Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws -This summary will also tell you whether you are required to report by law and specific statute information for a particular state. 

International LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

National Mental Health Resources

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center

American Psychological Association of Public Education Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 

Crisis Text Line

Available 24/7, 365 days a year, this organization helps people with mental health challenges by connecting callers with trained crisis volunteers who will provide confidential advice, support, and referrals if needed. 

Lifeline Crisis Chat –  Visit to chat online with crisis centers around the United States.

The Trevor Project -Trained counselors available 24/7 to support youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQI+ community. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline  -SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 

National Resources

Finding a therapist is not a one size fits all solution. If you have questions or need help with connecting to Culturally Competent therapists in your city or town, email

Telephone Resources

ABF Back to School Educational Webinar Series

Avery Burton Foundation Back to School Webinar Series replays with families and professionals discussing mental health first aid tips.