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HopeWay strives to be seen as an educational leader and advocate in our community to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

Charlotte Organizations and Local Mental Health Support Groups

The following list is provided for our clients who may need additional services for continuum of care and/or for family members who need information and support. 

AA Meetings in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Al-Anon

Al-Anon and Alateen help friends and families of alcoholics.

Collegiate Recovery

Collegiate recovery is support for students in recovery from addiction seeking a degree in higher education. The Associate of Recovery in Higher Education is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs, communities, the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student's lives. 

Davidson Lifeline 

Started as a town initiative and led by citizens, Davidson Lifeline to address a devastating number of suicides and attempted suicides. The community, in partnership with CHS, CMS, MHA and others, banned together to try to eliminate barriers to mental health services. They offer education, events, and resources.

  • Hope After Suicide Loss

A peer facilitated support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. Davidson LifeLine’s Jaletta Desmond was trained by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) as a peer facilitator. The Davidson group meets the second Thursday of every month throughout the year. A second group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Open to anyone (18+) who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. Contact Jaletta for registration and details at or call or text (980) 689-0136. No cost.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

EAPs are an employer-sponsored service designed to assist employees with personal or family problems, including mental health, substance abuse, various addictions, marital problems, emotional problems, or financial or legal concerns. EAP services are usually made available to both the employee and their spouse, children, and non-marital partner living in the same household. This article, by the American Psychiatric Association, gives a good overview of EAPs.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA is a law that ensures eligible children with disabilities have the intervention and services necessary to be successful. For students who are preparing to go off to college, this article on the U.S. Department of Education website may be helpful.

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) 

Since 1933, MHA has been the voice of hope for persons affected by mental illness. Though the organization's name has changed over the years and coverage has widened to include Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties, our focus of advocacy and education has not altered. They have a mental health provider directory, workshops, and programs. 


NAMI's mission is to protect the dignity of and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the effects of severe and persistent mental health conditions through advocacy, education, and support. They have support groups, education, and a lot of resources such as a suggested reading list. 

PFLAG Charlotte

Founded in 1987, PFLAG Charlotte is an official chapter of PFLAG National - a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with LGBTQ people to advance equality and to promote a world that is safe and inclusive for LGBTQ family members and friends.

Promise Resource Network (PRN) 

PRN was started in 2006 in Charlotte, NC as Mecklenburg's promise to embrace all people and create opportunities for wellness, healing, and transformation. PRN is a peer-run organization that employs people in recovery to partner with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to advance recovery from emotional distress, mental health and substance use challenges.

Social Security Administration (SSA) 

SSA provides assistance to people with disabilities and the benefits they may be entitled to

Teen Health Connection

Teen Health Connection is a healthcare practice that provides medical and mental health education services for adolescents ages 11 to 22. They are a medical home that offers comprehensive, integrated healthcare services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of adolescent specialists in a safe, family-centered environment.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

This organization provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities.

Suicide Prevention

Have you, or someone you love, ever thought about suicide? Every year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Click HERE to read more about suicide prevention from HopeWay's Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Tom Gettelman.

Suicide can affect all of us and we encourage you to educate yourself on the signs and symptoms of someone in need. Ask questions. Talk about it. Reach out and get help.

Here are some additional suicide prevention resources you may find helpful:

World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day.

In 2019, the theme was young people and mental health in a changing world. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that only 17% of the US population is functioning at optimal mental health. 

What's in the news?

It has been a very eventful year. And for many, very stressful. The American Psychological Association posted an article titled, "How to talk to children about difficult news." At the conclusion, there are additional resources that can help parents, teachers, and others who are working with children through a crisis.

Social Media and Mental Health:

Celebrities Talking about Mental Health:

$69 B

suicide costs the U.S. $69 billion annually

(American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention)



of college students reported feeling so depressed, it was difficult to function

(American College Health Association)


suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

(American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)