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Current Links, Resources and Events for the Community

Wake County is fortunate to have a variety of resources to assist individuals in need. The Wake County Network of Care website has been designed as a tool to provide the most up to date resources for the most commonly searched social service areas.

Psychiatric Services Guide (Wake County)

For a local psychiatric services guide including a glossary of terms and information on emergency services, mental hospitals and walk-in centers, please click here.

General Online Resources (Not Location Specific)

We are always eager to share new links, events, and resources from our community friends, partners, other affiliates, or organizations across the country doing amazing work. At the above tab labeled, “Culturally Competent Resources” you’ll find resources specific by community, including Black/African-American, LGBTQ+, Youth, and more.

Below you’ll find a more general list of current resources and events for everyone. Please feel free to share this page with others who may find something below helpful. Last updated: 7/7/20

For Everyone

  • Free Self-Compassion Meditation Sessions The non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) is offering free daily 45-minute drop-in sessions for anyone interested in meditating together during this time of social-distancing and quarantine. Register here.
  • NC 2-1-1 Counts This tool provides real-time, searchable and visual presentations of data from 2-1-1 call centers across the U.S. Using 2-1-1 Counts, you’ll find community-specific needs of vulnerable populations. The result: better lives for the lowest-income families, with fewer unmet basic needs and greater capacity for achieving well-being and leading self-sufficient, productive lives. To find out more, click here.
  • Free Counseling Services The ART Counseling is a center offering a variety of therapies and counseling services. Right now, they are offering FREE services for couples, families, individuals, and adolescents in the North Carolina community. To find out more about The ART Counseling, visit:
  • Free Virtual Support Groups in the Triangle Springstone is offering FREE virtual support groups for individuals who are struggling to manage the impact of COVID-19 on their personal or professional lives. To register, click here.
  • Watch: Everyday Grief and Loss Responses to COVID-19 Our executive director, Annie Schmidt presented on grief and loss to Red Hat. Learn more about grief and loss, which is more than just related to death, and how to help yourself and others through difficult times. Watch the presentation recording here.
  • Therapy Sessions with Graduate Students at Reduced Costs Pay up to $30 for a session with NC State graduate students who need practice hours at:
  • A List of Bipolar Documentaries To Watch These biopics provide information and share intimate details about people’s struggles and successes while dealing with ongoing symptoms of bipolar’s depression, mania, and anxiety.
  • A Guide to Living With Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty This includes psycho-education about worry and anxiety, and a selection of practical CBT exercises for managing wellbeing including activity scheduling, worry postponement, and compassionate cognitive restructuring. To read through the guide, click here.
  • Webinar Series from NAMI New Jersey Visit NAMI New Jersey for a webinar series on a variety of topics related to COVID-19.
  • Online Mental Health First-aid Course The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging individuals and families in new ways. Mental health first aid, the practice of recognizing and responding to people experiencing crisis-related stress, can be used to help yourself and others to cope in the face of stressful events. To help, the American Red Cross is offering a FREE Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19 online only course during the pandemic. Click here for more information
  • Food Donation Drop Off Site Carolina Outreach has set up a food donation drop off site in Raleigh to support local food banks. They are accepting food, pet food, diapers, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper. Find out how to donate here.
  • Support and Awareness InterAct is a nonprofit that provides support for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. They offer a crisis hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, education resources, and more. You can find out more about what they do and how to help someone in need in this informative guide.

For Parents/Caregivers/Family Members

  • Information on Mental Health for Moms This site shares information for moms and moms-to-be about mental health, including post-partum depression, treatment tips, and more. Visit the site here.
  • Online Learning Platform Allies in Recovery is now offering their online program based on the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) method to help those in recovery, for FREE. The website incorporates teaching modules, live support, informative blogs, and more, with a typical cost to join, but right now, during the COVID crisis, it is offered for free. It is a great opportunity and resource to families who are struggling with loved ones who have co-occurring issues with addiction. You can find out more at

For Healthcare Workers and First Responders

  • Teletherapy Triangle Wellness and Recovery is offering four FREE teletherapy sessions during the COVID-19 crisis for healthcare workers and first responders. Contact or visit their website at
  • Free Virtual Support Groups in the Triangle Springstone is offering FREE virtual support groups for healthcare workers to find shared experiences and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their personal and professional lives. To register, click here.


Service Guides

Please note that this information may not be most up to date or inclusive of all services. The agencies listed should not be seen as an endorsement by NAMI Wake. 

2016 NAMI Wake County Mental Health Service Guide

2017 Wake County Human Services Agency Guide

2017 Catholic Charities Resource Guide

Wake County Housing Resource list

2019 NAMI Wake Housing Guide


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