YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Finding the help you need and deserve is a great step in your mental health journey. Below are resources to guide you through anything from finding a therapist, learning how to talk to those you care about, or learning more about options available to you in your area. I know I wish had taken more advantage of these resources.
if you are feeling suicidal or want to commit self-harm, please hold on. find someone or tell someone; call for professional help; or go to your nearest emergency room. you are not alone.
Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you live in the United States or Canda, call 1-800-273-8255 for confidential, free support. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: If you live in the United States, call 1-800-662-4357 for referral for treatments and more information about mental health or substance use disorders. This is free and confidential.
- Wikipedia: This is a listing by country of suicide prevention phone numbers.
- Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- Hopeline: Chat anonymously, confidentially with a volunteer trained in crisis intervention.
General Mental Health Resources:
- Mental Health.Gov: how to talk about mental health, how to find resources, and symptoms to look for
- Active Minds: Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Find support for those thinking about suicide, those who have lost a loved one to suicide, or those who have made a suicide attempt
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America: ADAA can provide you with resources and information on depression and an array of anxiety disorders
- NAMI: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- ULifeLine: ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health
- Psychology Today: a helpful resource for finding a therapist in your area
Blogs & posts I’ve found helpful: