I don’t live in the U.S. Is there a NAMI program in my country?

NAMI’s operations are restricted solely to the United States.  We understand that many countries lack sufficient resources to serve the needs of mental health care, but we simply do not have resources to serve residents in other countries. 

Several options may help you find information on resources in your country:

  • IKTMIT Resources is a section of HBO’s (Home Box Office) website organized by country with links to mental health resources for the listed country. 
  • The website of Psychology Today provides a search function for therapists and support groups for countries in Western Europe as well as Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On the menu bar, click on the “globe” icon to the far right and select your country from the drop-down menu.  There, you can enter the name of the city where you are seeking treatment.  The database will then generate a list of individual mental health providers, support groups and treatment facilities.  You can then sort the list by numerous factors, among them, insurance, mental health condition, type of therapy, language, etc. 
  • International Association for Suicide Prevention offers information on crisis centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
  • The website of Suicide.org provides a list of international suicide hotlines.
  • The US Department of State Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) is offered for American citizens living and/or traveling abroad. Contact OCS for assistance with emergency and non-emergency situations.  Can assist in locating appropriate medical services.  Can be reached in the US or Canada via phone at (888) 407-4747 or abroad via phone at (202) 501-4444.
  • EUFAMI (European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness maintains a network of member organizations across Europe to support people affected by severe mental illness. 
  • The website of Mental Health Europe provides an interactive map that provides information on helplines and support organizations for young people in all European countries.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association has branches across Canada that provide a wide range of services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. Use website to connect with the provincial office. 
  • Mind (UK) is a mental health organization in the UK providing information and resources to individuals and caregivers touched by mental illness.  Also has local chapters for support & services. They can be reached via phone at +0300 123 3393. 
  • United for Global Mental Health offers a website that provides a list of HelpLines in the following countries: United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and Australia.
  • Open Counseling International Suicide Hotlines provides a list of International Suicide Hotlines
  • Befrienders Worldwide resource for suicide support provides an open space for those who are in distress to talk and be heard. Befrienders Worldwide strives to improve access to information about suicide and emotional support services worldwide. Based in England and Wales.  
  • Live for Tomorrow connects people to free mental health and crisis help on a global level. They provide a “Find a Helpline” feature listed by country which can be refined using location. Also offers in-app crisis support and workshops. Based in New Zealand.

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