Well-Being Resources

 

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Seasonal Depression – Is It Real?

By: Kelly Brogan

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Talking to Teens About Mental Health

By: Courtney Harris

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Sometimes Depression Means Not Feeling Anything At All

By: Phili Eil

 

Additional Resources

Are You In Crisis

  • Crisis Text Line – A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALKING (8255).
  • Veterans Crisis Line – Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255.

Education

  • Depression & BiPolar Support Alliance - Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
  • Hearing Voices Network A partnership between individuals who hear voices or have other extreme or unusual experiences, professionals and allies in the community, all of whom are working together to change the assumptions made about these phenomenon and create supports, learning and healing opportunities for people across the country.
  • NAMI National – Education offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

Support Courses

  • Emotional CPR – Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: C = Connecting P = emPowering  R = Revitalizing.
  • Mental Health First Aid – Course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 

Child & Youth Services

  • National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health – National family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.
  • Youth M.O.V.E National – A youth and young-adult led national advocacy organization that wants to change the world. The organization is devoted to improving services and systems that support young people. 

Community & PEER Support Centers

  • Cafe TA Center – Focus on supported education.

  • Doors to Wellbeing – Focus on peer specialists (have a list of peer services round the country).

  • The Icarus Project – A network of people with lived experience of mental health issues that share knowledge, skills, coping tools, resources, and strategies for self care and communal support.

  • National Empowerment Center – Focus on peer run crisis respite.

  • National Mental Health Consumers' Self Help Clearing House – Serves individuals with lived experience of a mental health condition, peer-run service and advocacy organizations, family members, mental health professionals and service providers, policy makers, and the public.

  • Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center – Focus on employment and financial self sufficiency.

  • Star Center – Focus on youth leadership.

  • Via Hope – Provides education, training, and consultation to individuals with lived experience of recovery from mental health concerns, their family members, transition age youth, and mental health professionals throughout the state of Texas. 

Mental Health Care Reform

  • Beyond Meds – A resource for patients and doctors looking for help with recovery from medication treatment.
  • Inner Fire – A holistic residential healing center for psychiatric medication withdrawal.
  • Mad in America – A forum for concerned citizens, physicians, and activists interested in cultivating new models of mental health care.
  • Recovering from Psychiatry – Former psychiatric patient turned advocate.
  • Rxist – Dr. David Healy, psychiatrist, working to bring awareness to medication dangers.
  • Toxic Psychiatry – Dr. Peter Breggin exposes the dangers of the psychiatric model.
  • Will Hall – Support and resources for medication taper and withdrawal.

Mental Health Experts & Blogs

Mental Health Practitioner Referrals