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Be kind to your mind ︎︎︎ It’s okay to reach out for support 🤍

RESOURCES


If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255), or dial 911 in case of emergency.


GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH


MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

MHA is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of individuals with mental disorders and their families. Their website provides resources on mental disorders that are helpful for people who have experienced mental illness and their families, including support groups, education and training.


PROJECT HEALTHY MINDS

A new nonprofit for a new era of mental wellness - Project Healthy Minds is confronting one of the defining issues of our generation: the mental health crisis.  Search their resources guide to find the help that best fits your needs.


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues.  This court will help you learn how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.



DEPRESSION & SUICIDE PREVENTION


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVDENTION LIFELINE

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. 1-800-273-8255


AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Learn about suicide, how you can help prevent it, and resources for those affected.


MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: DEPRESSION SCREENING

The Depression Screening website is sponsored by Mental Health America and helps to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of depression and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.



ANXIETY 


ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (ADAA)

ADAA promotes improving the quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-ocurring disorders.


CALM

Calm is on a mission is to make the world happier and healthier through meditation, sleep and relaxation.


WORRY WATCH

Worry Watch is an app that acts as a journal for tracking moments of worry, anxiety or panic.


INTERNATIONAL OCD FOUNDATION

The International OCD Foundation exists to help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives.



PSYCHOSIS & PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS


STANFORD MEDICINE PEPPNET

PEPPNET's mission is to support the national network of programs providing services to those at risk for or experiencing early psychosis by promoting communication, collaboration, and best practices so that individuals and families experiencing early psychosis have timely access to specialized, appropriate, and affordable care.


SCHIZOPHRENIA.COM

Schizophrenia.com provides information, support and education to family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been affected by schizophrenia.


BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation website provides downloadable fact sheets on psychotic disorders.


PENDULUM

Pendulum is a nonprofit organization providing information on bipolar disorder. The website includes book review, discussion forums, articles and links to other resources.



SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS 


SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s website has information about substance use disorders of all kinds. It includes information for the public, including families, health professionals, schools and individuals. The website also includes a treatment finder to locate a substance use treatment provider in your area.


START YOUR RECOVERY

Start Your Recovery works with leading experts in effectively treating substance use issues to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey.


PARTNERSHIP TO END ADDICTION

Partnership to End Addiciton is on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction be empowering families, advancing effective care, shaping public policy, and changing culture.


ALCOHOL SCREENING

An alcohol use screening site developed by the Boston University School of Public Health. It includes an online test about your own, or someone else’s, level of alcohol use, including advice about cutting down or getting professional treatment.



EATING DISORDERS

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

National Eating Disorders Association shares stories of recovery from eating disorders, information about seeking treatment and additional resources for school professionals and caregivers.



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS (ANAD)

ANAD provides information about eating disorders and how to seek out treatment and support groups for people suffering from eating disorders and their families.




LGBTQIA+


THE TREVOR PROJECT

The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
1-866-488-7386


TRANS LIFELINE

The Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organizations that connects trans people to community, support, and resources. (877)565-8860
A safety plan is a defined list of activities or actions that you can choose when you begin to feel overwhelmed. Safety plans will often help you avoid in engaging in unsafe behavior and reminding you what you can do to cope in the moment.  


Making a safety plan can help de-escalate a stressful situation. Answer the questions below to get started:

  1. How can you tell when you’re losing control of your feelings?
  2. What do you do when your emotions get too intense?  What do your thoughts and actions look like?
  3. What usually helps when you feel this way?
  4. Make a list of people you can turn to.  What can they do to help?
  5. Be honest with yourself.  What are the areas where you feel you are most in danger of losing control (triggering things - that make you extremely angry or upset)?
  6. What will be your plan for coping in a safe way when you become extremely angry or upset? List 5 things that you could do immediately to help you stay regulated.