ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

These resources can provide additional information and tools to help you support someone who may be suffering.

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Offers support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions.

Mental Health America

A comprehensive site offering information and support about mental health disorders.

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)

This is a movement to “present hope and find help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.”

Project Semicolon

A project to educate and empower those struggling with suicide and a range of mental health disorders. The semicolon represents an author’s choice not to end a sentence.

Heads Together

This UK-based project seeks to encourage conversations about mental health. It offers many resources and stories about people coping with mental health challenges.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Please Live

A suicide prevention project, Please Live gives information to those who are suffering and those who want to help. It includes many resources for getting help.

Veterans Crisis Line

Immediate help for vets who may be suicidal.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Text Hotline

Text Connect to 741741

Immediate help through texting that is available 24/7

International Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Find resources around the world.

DEPRESSION

Depression Center

Despite its name, this site offers information and self-assessment tools addressing multiple mental health challenges.

Balanced Mind Network

Balanced Mind Network connects parents from around the world who are raising children with mood disorders.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

A comprehensive site addressing mood and other disorders

Mental Health America

Depression support and advocacy

LGBTQ

The Trevor Project

Offers information, support, additional resources, and hotlines for those in the LGBTQ community

It Gets Better

A meta site that provides access to dozens of online resources for the lgbtq community and allies

Believe Out Loud

A resource for lgbtq people of faith

Center for Black Equity

Working to improve the lives of black people in the LGBTQIA community globally

My Kid Is Gay

A digital presence for parents of LGBTQIA kids, with advice, essays, & stories from youth, parents, and experts

GLAAD

An advocacy organization for the LGBTQIA community

CHILDREN, TEENS, & YOUNG ADULTS

The Jed Foundation

This site focuses on the well being of teens and young adults.

The Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute provides information, resources for parents and professionals, research, and a “symptom checker” to help identify and get help to children experiencing a mental health disorder or learning disability.

Seize The Awkward

Aimed at teens and young adults, Seize the Awkward has information about signs and how to have conversations with someone who is struggling. The site includes video statements about mental health from celebrities.

Headspace

Based in Australia, Headspace offers comprehensive information about a wide variety of issues affecting young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Teen Mental Health

Provides comprehensive information about mental health issues affecting teens

ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERS

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

A comprehensive site addressing mood and other disorders

The Child Mind Institute

Provides information and resources related to anxiety in children

Anxiety Resource Center

A place for people to come together and find support, hope, and inspiration

National Center for PTSD

A comprehensive site focusing on veterans and PTSD

PTSD Alliance

Increasing awareness of this common and serious health condition to PTSD sufferers, their families, and the general public by offering information and resources

MentalHelp.net

Information and resources related to PTSD

EATING DISORDERS

ANAD

Provides comprehensive information and self-assessment tools related to eating disorders

National Eating Disorders

NEDA offers programs and services, raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research, and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need.

Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers.

Eating Disorder Foundation

The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy.

PSYCHOSIS

Early Psychosis Intervention

A collective resource on early psychosis based in British Columbia

Mental Health First Aid-Psychosis

Information, guidelines, help for those experiencing psychosis and those helping them

Psychosis First Aid Guidelines for Loved Ones

Information about psychosis on a page that can be dowloaded as .pdf

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Overview, treatments, support, and discussions on psychosis

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Drug Abuse.gov

This is a clearinghouse of resources for information about and services for those struggling with substance use disorder.

AACAP Substance Use Resource Center

This is a website dedicated to the prevention of substance use disorder and focused on identifying and intervening with at risk youth.

SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here you’ll find links to many resources including hotlines addressing both substance use disorders and mental health.

PERSONALITY DISORDERS

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Information and help specific to Borderline Personality Disorder

New England Personality Disorder Association

A site dedicated to personality disorders

COMMUNITY

The Mighty

This site offers information, opportunities to talk with others in real time, and subscriptions to newsletters about specific disorders.

Made of Millions

Made of Millions is on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health. This is a large site full of information about numerous mental health challenges, stories, and streaming programs on various topics.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW FEEL(S) SUICIDAL, go to the emergency room, call a mental health professional who can talk to you NOW, or call the police and say you have a mental health crisis, not a criminal situation!

In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

FIND INTERNATIONAL HOTLINES

Text HOME to The Crisis Textline at 741741. They are available 24/7 in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

See Also: HELPING SOMEONE WHO IS SUICIDAL