Mental Health Organizations, Agencies and Information Resources
Free mental health information and resources are all over the Internet. We've picked some of our personal favorites. It's important to understand the nature of your condition, be it depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance abuse, or anything else that impairs your ability to function in school, work, with friends, or in the home.
Do you struggle with depression?
Struggling with thoughts of suicide or self harm?
Free services are available to get you the treatment you need. Suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors such as cutting are the brains way of telling you that there is something very, very wrong. Get the help you need. See your doctor immediately and schedule an appointment with a licensed mental health professional counselor. Have hope. There is help. You don;t have to suffer alone.
Get to know NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
ADAA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national public health institute of the United States.
Government Resources for Mental Health
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
Help Yourself. Help Others
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete this anonymous self-assessment
Love and Life ToolBox
LoveAndLifeToolbox.com honors the connection between emotional and relationship health and is packed with tools to help nurture your growth in both areas. Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist doing individual and couples therapy north of San Francisco, in Marin County, CA. A growing archive of articles about living your life to the fullest (internally and in connection to others), this site includes guest contributions by respected related professionals and “Real Stories” submitted by people thriving through emotional and relationship challenges.
Answer a few questions, and bring the results to your doctor for further analysis.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
National Institute on Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
7 Cups of Tea
7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Connect anonymously & securely with real listeners in one-on-one chat.
Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through their network. They have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.
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