Everytown Survivor Network & BetterHelp Information Page
Thank you for your interest in participating in the BetterHelp program. The Everytown Survivor Network has partnered with BetterHelp, the largest online counseling platform in the world, to provide survivors who are Everytown and Moms Demand Action volunteers, no-cost, confidential mental health counseling to support their healing and recovery.
What is BetterHelp? BetterHelp provides convenient, discreet and affordable access to licensed therapists. BetterHelp makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone. You can connect with a counselor in four ways:
- Text message
- Live chat
- Phone calls
- Video conferencing
You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience. BetterHelp also provides connections to mental health providers to teens ages 13-19 with parental consent.
Support from Licensed Mental Health Professionals: BetterHelp mental health providers include licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers , or licensed professional counselors. All providers possess at least 3 years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience. The BetterHelp online platform will allow you to search for licensed mental health professionals that match your preferences. You can elect to switch to a new provider if you feel that the counselor is not a good fit for you.
How Do I Access BetterHelp Services? To get access to no-cost counseling services through the Everytown partnership with BetterHelp:
- Step 1: Please fill out this BetterHelp Inquiry form. You will be asked to provide your contact information. You will receive an email from BetterHelp within 72 hours with information about how to login to BetterHelp’s online platform.
- Step 2: Login to the BetterHelp platform to search and connect with counselors who fit your needs.
BetterHelp is not a substitute for emergency medical or mental health care. If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990.
If you would like additional resources, please take a look at our Finding Help page.
If you have any questions about the program, please email [email protected].
We hope that this program will be helpful to you and we appreciate your participation.