Below you will find a list of resources for you to use.  Please understand what works for one person may not work for another.  You will have to find what works best for you.  For example, if many people have had luck with traditional therapy, but you feel it may not be right for you, do not lose hope.  The most important thing is your willingness to recover.  It is not an easy task and it does not happen overnight.  We at Restaurant After Hours are here to support you on your journey.  

If you need help navigating the available resources, please do not hesitate to send us an email at contact@restaurantafterhours.org  

If you are in a crisis, please reach out to one of the available hotlines directly below.  

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Crisis Hotlines

Mental Health Organizations, Resources, and Support Groups

Restaurant Focused Organizations and Communities

LGBTQ and Women-Led Communities

12-Step Programs and Support Groups

Facebook, Reddit, and Online Communities

Support Our Cause

mental health resources

Crisis Hotlines

What is a crisis?  A crisis arises when an individual does not have the skills and abilities to handle a situation.  There are no real boundaries to the term "crisis".  Topics can range from thoughts of suicide, death of a loved one, coping when choosing a new job position, adjusting to a new community, running away, relationship problems, sexual identity, domestic violence, to just having a bad day.  These hotlines and resources are set up to help you.

If you ever need immediate assistance call 911.  Police officers are trained to do wellness checks.  

Crisis hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)

Call (800) 273-8255

Call (888) 628-9454 for Spanish


Crisis Text Line (24/7)

Text "HOME" to 741741 (US)

Text "HOME" to 686868 (Canada)

Text "HOME" to 85258 (UK)


NYC Well (24/7)

Call (888) NYC-WELL (682-9355)

OR Text "WELL" to 65173

NYC Well offers services in multiple languages


National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7)

Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

R.A.I.N.N. Rape Abuse and Incest National Network


Self-Injury Hotline (24/7)

Call (800) DONT-CUT (366-8288)

S.A.F.E. Self-Abuse Finally Ends


National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7)

Call (800) 799-7233


GLBT National Youth Hotline

Call (800) 246-PRIDE (7743)

or Email help@GLBThotline.org


The Trevor Project (24/7)

Call (866) 488-7386

OR Text "START" to 678678

Aimed at LGBTQ Youth


National Runaway Safeline (24/7)

Call (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)


Rehab Assistance (24/7)

Call (866) 658-3750


National Hopeline Network (24/7)

Call (800) 442-HOPE (4673)

HopelineNC (24/7)

Call (919) 231-4525

OR Text (877) 235-4525


Veterans Crisis Line (24/7)

Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1

OR Text to 838255


Mental health organizations, resources, and support groups

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Healthcare Alliance and Response to Adolescent Depression (HEARD)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

LifeRing Secular Recovery

Project Heal

Aimed at eating disorders


Mental Health First Aid

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

Brooklyn Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Mental Health America

Sober Nation

The Recovery Village

Mental Health Foundation (UK)


C.A.L.M. - Campaign Against Living Miserably


ReThink (UK)

Time To Change (UK)

Anxiety UK (UK)


The Lifeline Canada Foundation (Canada)

Website also includes international crisis centers


R U OK? (Australia)

Aimed at suicide prevention


International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

restaurant focused organizations and communities

Restaurant After Hours

Serving Those Serving

Restaurant Recovery

Chefs with Issues

Ben's Friends

The Giving Kitchen

I Got Your Back

Fair Kitchens

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC)

Women in Hospitality United

Women, Chefs, and Restaurateurs (WCR)

Married to a Chef

The Benevolent (UK)

The drinks industry charity


Not 9 to 5 (Canada)

LGbtq and women-led communities

LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA

The Trevor Project

Aimed at LGBTQ Youth


Pride Institute

True Colors Fund

Aimed at homeless LGBTQ


The Center (NYC)

Aimed at recovery in LGBTQ community


Russell Freeman Foundation

LGBTQ Sobriety


She Recovers

Women for Sobriety

Facebook, Reddit, and Online Communities

Facebook Groups (Chefs and Industry Professionals)

Chefs with Issues


Chefs in Sobriety

Industry in Recovery

Service Industry Staff for Change

Restaurant Mental Health and Self Care

Positivity in the Restaurant Industry

Chefs Main Squeeze

Facebook Groups

We Do Recover

Depression and Anxiety Support

Sober Nation

Forever35 Sober

This Naked Mind Group

Sober Mommies Support Group


Therapy Apps




7 Cups




Sanvello (formerly Pacifica)


Reddit Groups



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