Today’s post will be a little shorter than usual, but there’s a good reason for that. Sharing our experiences around mental health is crucial to shrinking the stigma and improving the way we treat mental health in our communities, but it’s also important to share resources. Mental health resources exist in many more places than we might think, and by connecting with these organizations and sharing them with others, we can make sure others have the resources they need, when they need them.
That being said, here are some links to a few mental health organizations, resources and help lines!
Mental Health Organizations
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health America
- The Trevor Project
- National Institute on Mental Health
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Resources/Support Groups
- Mental Health America Support Groups
- Depression and Bipolar Alliance Support Groups
- Eating Disorders Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- CRISIS Text Line: 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- The Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Hot Line: 1-800-662-4357
And truthfully, these resources are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mental health resources in our communities. One important way to shrink the stigma is to continue sharing mental health resources and information with folks, whether they’ve already heard about it or not. We need to normalize talking about mental health and getting people the help they need, and sharing resources is one of the many ways we can do that.
What are some other good mental health resources/websites/help lines you know of? Let me know in the comments, and let’s start sharing this info!