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FAQ / TERMS

ABOUT VIRTUAL THERAPY
HOW DOES IT WORK?
  • Find a therapist in your state (virtual therapists must be licensed in your state to provide care).
  • Research and reach out to a therapist of your choice.
  • During virtual therapy, a therapist provides mental health support to clients through email, video conferencing, phone or online chatting options. Work with the therapist you choose to decide which virtual platform works for you.
  • State permissions will determine when in-person sessions may be available.
  • Cost of sessions are negotiated directly with the therapist and may or may not be covered under health insurance.
  • You assume full responsibility for the communications with any clinician you contact through the Black Mental Health Provider Database. Darkness RISING Project shall in no event be liable to you or to anyone for any decision made or action taken by you in the reliance on information provided on the site.
ARE THERAPISTS LICENSED?
IS MY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL AND PROTECTED?
  • The Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ensures that all technology used for communication with your therapist will be compliant.
  • Please consult with your therapist, as jurisdictions vary. Based on the virtual platform you choose to use with a therapist, secured methods such as encryption or ID verification will be used to protect personal health and identity information.
EMERGENCIES
  • A therapist should not be relied upon in the case of an emergency. Instead, please call/text a hotline, or call 911.
FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Call Black Line/ Racial Trauma: 1-800-604-5841

NAMI HelpLine: by calling 1-800-650-NAMI Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 

LGBTQIA – Trevor Project: 866 488 7386 or text TREVOR to 1 (202) 304 1200

Youth Talkline: 1800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 1‑877‑726‑4727

Domestic Abuse: Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522

Postpartum Support: 1-800-944-4773 or text: (503) 894-9453 (English) or (971) 420-0294 (Espanol) 

Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-HOPE 

Violence: Hotline 212-714-1124

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741