National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization whose local chapters provide free suppor groups, peer education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their loved ones. Their website contains a lot of information on mental illness and mental health care as well as a locator for the NAMI chapter nearest to you.
Subsance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Referral Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Information & Treatment Locator: http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose website has tools for finding treatment provider for mental health and substance abuse, even one that specifically identifies facilities licensed to treat opioid dependence. They also have a national referral helpline for finding these providers as well as other support organizations for people struggling with these issues and for their families. Operators on the helpline are available in English and in Spanish.
Information & Chat: www.yourlifeyourvoice.org
Boys Town offers crisis counseling to kids, teens and young adults and their families who are going through difficult situations. The hotline and chat services are free, confidential and anonymous.
Helpguide’s mission is to provide people with mental health information and resources that people can use to understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. The site contains extensive information on mental health and illness, different components of healthy lifestyles, family and relationship issues and aging issues.
Healing From BPD
Information & Chat Room: www.my-borderline-personality-disorder.com
Designed to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this site includes a blog, chat room and links to a number of great resources for people struggling with BPD, including a site to peer-facilitated online dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) courses.
To Write Love on Her Arms
TWLOHA is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Information, self-assessments, ideas for strengthening mental health, links to resources all provided in a manly way and with a touch of humor. You can also join ManTherapy webchat support groups to connect with other men dealing with whatever you’re currently facing.
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