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Mental Health Resources: Additional Resources
Resources for the investigation and treatment of mental health issues
Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is a leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness; it has more than 500 local affiliates. NAMI offers education programs and the NAMI HelpLine. NAMI advocates for public policy and hold events including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks.
This nonprofit organization provides support for more than 3,000 health care organizations that are providing mental health and addiction treatment and services. It sponsors the Mental Health First Aid USA program, as well as a major national conference for behavioral health care.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. he website features information about the latest discoveries in research for mental illnesses and hosts a blog with articles about managing mental illness, stories from supporters, and more
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. More than 2 million people across the United States have been trained in Mental Health First Aid by a dedicated base of more than 15,000 Instructors.
While the Child Mind Institute focuses primarily on supporting children with mental illnesses or learning disorders and their families, they have a wealth of information that is valuable to anyone. These resources include information about different disorders or concerns, challenges that children and young people face in the classroom, strategies to help educators, and expert Q&A.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. . Among the resources provided for the public are personal stories, blog posts from experts, information about commonly co-occurring disorders, and tips for managing anxiety and stress. They also have information about clinical trials and finding treatment and support.
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people (particularly those under 25 years of age). Their resources include information about the warning signs of suicide and a support center with information and FAQs specifically geared toward the LGBTQ+ community. They also run a lifeline available by phone, chat, and text 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NEDA is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. . NEDA aims to build supportive communities for recovery by providing resources, including a phone helpline, screening tools, information about finding treatments options and support groups, research funding, and awareness events, including the Body Project and Weight Stigma Awareness Week
DBSA envisions wellness for people who are living with mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. In addition to general education materials about mood disorders, DBSA also shares myriad stories from people living with mood disorders. They also host online support groups, podcasts, webinars, and an online course about living successfully with a mood disorder.
Active Minds is a suicide awareness and prevention organization that was founded by a college student after her brother completed suicide. Their website explains some of the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide and also provides resources to assist them.
This nationwide network of crisis centers offers free, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The lifeline is available both by phone and by chat and in English and Spanish and for the deaf or hard of hearing.