National Alliance on Mental Illness
Find your local chapter - http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=your_local_nami
National Institute of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
American Psychiatric Association
Call Toll-Free: 1-888-35-PSYCH or 1-888-357-7924
From outside the U.S. and Canada call: 1-703-907-7300
American Psychological Association
http://locator.apa.org/ - Find a Psychologist. Search by location, area of focus, and ages served.
Telephone: 1-800-374-2721 or 1-202-336-5500
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://www.hrsa.gov/index.html - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides health care to all needy people.
http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx - Search by state or country, or your address.
National Association of Social Workers
www.helppro.com/nasw/BasicSearch.aspx - Find a social worker. Search by location, area of focus, and payment options including insurance plans.
Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?s - Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator_classic - Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (classic version)
Addiction Center (owned by Recovery Worldwide LLC)
https://www.addictioncenter.com/ - An online platform that guides individuals struggling with addiction to make decisions needed to restore their lives. Their goal is to provide the most up to date information on different substances, addictions, and recovery resources, as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
https://www.drugrehab.com/ - Their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction. They provide extensive information on the multitude of drugs as well as the different kinds of available treatment options, helping addicts lead a lifelong recovery.
Advanced Recovery Systems
https://www.advancedrecoverysystems.com/signs-of-addiction/ - Identifies and explains the behavioral, physical, and physiological signs of drug and alcohol addiction.
http://www.rehabs.com/ - Dedicated to helping you choose the right rehab, knowing what can be treated and how, and what the rehabilitation process is from start to finish. Reclaim your life now.
Call Toll Free: 1-888-716-9806
Drug Rehab Connections
https://www.drugrehabconnections.com/ - A starting point for any person or family that needs help battling addiction. This site was founded by a group of individuals who knows both sides of addiction. They provide extensive information about substance abuse, as well as common questions about rehab, and resources for families and those who are suffering.
http://www.projectknow.com/ - Their mission is to educate and inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction.
Drug Rehab Center Directory (AllTreatment)
http://www.alltreatment.com/ - Dedicated to educating the public about alcohol and drug addiction. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find a table of alcohol and drug rehab centers by state.
http://www.rehabcenter.net/ - Dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources and personalized care they need to succeed. They offer a comprehensive resource library on substance use disorders and a free national helpline that provides confidential referrals.
Detox to Rehab
https://detoxtorehab.com/ - Their goal is to provide extensive information about substance abuse, treatment options, and the full recovery process. They also have a web series about addiction, a blog, and ways to find meetings.
National Capital Poison Center
http://www.poison.org/ - Teaches poison prevention, first aid, and information for what to do in case of an emergency.
Online Help - http://triage.webpoisoncontrol.org/
https://www.disability.gov/ - A U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Find a meeting - http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_support_group_locator
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Above the Influence
http://abovetheinfluence.com/ - Helps to empower young people recognize and face the influences around us, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Mental Health America
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ - The nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
For more information on finding a therapist, try the links below:
HelpPro Therapist Finder
http://www.helppro.com/ - Search by location, area of focus, age group, and/or payment options including insurance plans to find providers that best match your needs.
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/ - Find a therapist. You can do a basic search or an advanced search using type of service, age group, area of focus, and type of therapy as filters to find exactly what you want.
http://www.goodtherapy.org/advanced-search.html - Find the right therapist easily by doing an advanced search on exactly what kind of mental health provider you are looking for.
http://www.theravive.com/cities/locations.aspx - Find a counselor or a psychologist near you (search by zip code or city)
http://www.networktherapy.com/directory/find_therapist.asp - Find a therapist.
http://www.networktherapy.com/directory/find_facility.asp - Find a treatment center.
Search the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Clinician Directory: http://www.istss.org/source/cliniciandirectory/
To find further information on different aspects of therapy, go to: www.goodtherapy.org
Financial Assistance for Medications
Helpline: 1-800-503-6897 (Available 9 am to 5 pm, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday)
http://www.needymeds.org/index.htm - A national non-profit information resource that provides accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care and to assist those in need in applying to programs.
For a drug discount card, click here: http://www.needymeds.org/drugcard/index.htm
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are hearing impaired, contact the lifeline by TTY: 1-800-799-4889
If you have a computer, you can chat with them online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx
If you are suicidal, please read this now (it is a personal, non-shaming approach to suicidality)
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
http://www.afsp.org/ - Understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy.
Find local chapters - http://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/local-chapters-listed-by-state
Your Life Counts
http://www.yourlifecounts.org/ - Dedicated to helping youth and families nurture, protect and sustain their will to live by offering immediate attention to people who are at risk for suicide and providing counseling and support to those who are suicidal. YLC also offer services for families who has lost a loved one to suicide.
http://www.samaritans.org/ - An organization that aims to support anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland. You can talk to them anytime, for however long you want, and share whatever is troubling you. Every thing you say is off the record.
IN CRISIS OR AT RISK
Boys Town National Hotline ("Saving children. Healing Families.")
www.boystown.org - Helps abused, abandoned, and neglected children cope with emotional, educational, and learning disabilities to reach their full potential. Offers direct care programs and outreach and training programs.
Find help here - http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/sitepages/ways-to-get-help.aspx#text-info (through calling, email, IM chat, and text)
Covenant House (Crisis care for homeless and at risk kids)
https://www.covenanthouse.org/ - Provides vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.
Find a crisis shelter - https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth-programs/NINELINE
Crisis Text Line
Text “Start” to 741-741
www.crisistextline.org – A free 24/7, confidential emotional support for those in crisis by helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding them to create a plan to stay safe and healthy – all through a medium they know and trust: text.
http://www.crisistextline.org/faq/ - The most frequently asked questions.
National Safe Place
http://nationalsafeplace.org/ - An outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community initiative, the program designates schools, fire stations, libraries and youth-friendly businesses as Safe Place sites where youth can access help and supportive resources.
- NOTE: If you’re in a crisis, text the word SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866.
- They will text you back the address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter. Within that same message you’ll receive a prompt that says, “reply with 2CHAT for more help.” Once you reply, you’ll be connected with a professional for more help.
Find treatment or support now: 1-888-671-9392
http://www.phoenixhouse.org/ - A nonprofit that provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This organization works with most major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.
National Youth Crisis Hotline
Phone: 1-800-HIT-HOME (1-800-448-4663)
(Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.)
Childhelp National Abuse Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline
If you are hearing impaired, please contact the hotline by TTY: 1-800-787-3224
http://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/ - A one-on-one, real-time, safe and private way to connect with a hotline advocate.
https://www.domesticshelters.org/ - Free, online, searchable datable of verified domestic violence shelter programs nationally. You can quickly search based on location, service and language needs.
Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)
http://www.stopabuseforeveryone.org/ - A human rights agency that provides unique services for domestic violence victims as well as resource information, education, referrals, outreach and services, and more.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
http://nnedv.org/ - The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a social change organization that's dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
http://www.womenslaw.org/ - Providing legal information and online support to victims (women and men) of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Missing & Exploited Children Hotline
If you have any information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, please report it here: http://www.missingkids.com/cybertipline/
The Joyful Child Foundation
http://www.thejoyfulchild.org/ - Dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families and communities.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Eldercare Locator - http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
If you are hearing impaired, contact the hotline by TTY: 1-866-331-8453
Text “loveis” to 22522
www.loveisrespect.org/ - A resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.
http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/contact-us/chat-with-us/ - A confidential, one-on-one chat session with a peer advocate. You get the same information from a trained peer advocate as you do if you contact by text and phone. (Live Chat 7 days/week, 5pm-3am EST)
Break the Cycle
https://www.breakthecycle.org/ - A national nonprofit organization working to provide comprehensive dating programs exclusively to young people. Their mission is to inspire and support the building of healthy relationships and creating a culture without abuse.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/ - A federal website providing information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/ - International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/a/countries.html - Hotlines and Resources (search by country)
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/lang/langdoc.html - Multilingual Publications
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsn.org/ - Its mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
HopeLine Program (Verizon)
http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/hopeline/ - The HopeLine program from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment.
FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
Birthright (When facing unplanned pregnancies)
FOR MEN AND BOYS
http://malesurvivor.org/ - Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.
http://malesurvivor.org/us-international-resources.html - Rape crisis centers and hotlines.
https://1in6.org/ - Their mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
http://www.livingwell.org.au/ - A resource for men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted (also for their partners, family, friends, and for professionals).
Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
http://centers.rainn.org/ - Search for a local crisis center by state or zip code.
www.rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-online-hotline - Online Hotline Chat (24/7, one-on-one, and confidential)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
Darkness to Light
National Helpline: 1-866-367-5444
www.d2l.org - Raises awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Stop It Now! (Child Sexual Abuse)
Online Help Center - http://www.stopitnow.org/help-guidance/online-help-center
Email the Helpline - http://www.stopitnow.org/webform/help-inquiry
The Lamplighters Movement
http://www.thelamplighters.org/ - An international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery.
Find a Chapter - http://www.thelamplighters.org/llblog01/chapter-locations-2/
Not Alone (Together Against Sexual Assault)
https://www.notalone.gov/ - Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.
It's On Us
http://itsonus.org/ - It's On Us is an initiative to address sexual assault on college campuses. Click here to take the pledge now and make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe.
http://pandys.org/aboutsexualassault.html - Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Speaking Out About Rape
http://soar99.org/blog/ - Runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and transform the public’s understanding and acceptance of rape victims.
Children of the Night
http://www.childrenofthenight.org/ - The only full-service program in North America designed specifically for American children - girls and boys - who have been forced to prostitute in the US. This organization is fully dedicated to rescuing children from prostitution and provides free taxi and airline transportation nationwide, as well as an on-site school and college placement program.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation
http://ithappenedtoalexa.org/ - The organization helps support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial and assists rape victims’ families with travel expenses during the litigation process. The foundation hopes that – with their help - more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.
Support For Partners
http://www.supportforpartners.org/ - This website (and forum) provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children, resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships, and information about abuse and its effects.
National Runaway Safeline
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUESTIONING (LGBTQ)
GLBT National Help Center
General help-line: 1-888-843-4564 (1-888-THE-GLNH)
Find local resources at http://www.glbtnearme.org/
GLBT National Help Center (Chat) - http://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/
The Trevor Project
The Trevor HelpLine: 1-866-488-7386
TrevorLifeline (Chat) - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now#tc
Anti Violence Project
http://www.avp.org/ - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQH communities in cities and regions across the United States and in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario.
For a list of member organizations and affiliates, go to: NCAVP Anti-Violence Programs
It Gets Better Project
http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ - The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, if they can just get through their teen years. This project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone and it will get better.
SELF INJURY/SELF HARM
SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Self Injury Outreach and Support
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ - The leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
http://www.edreferral.com/ - A comprehensive and easy to search database of Anorexia, Bulimia, and other eating disorder treatment professionals in the world.
Center for Change
http://centerforchange.com - A specialized eating disorder treatment center that has developed and refined a comprehensive program. Addresses every aspect of recovery from beginning to end and works to resolve the co-existing difficulties and problems that are present with eating disorders.
http://www.operationbeautiful.com/ - Transforming the way you see yourself, one note at a time.
For further reading, click here - http://www.operationbeautiful.com/change-the-way-you-see/
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
http://www.polarisproject.org/ - A leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
Text BeFree to 233733
National Parent Helpline
Helpline: 1-855-4A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736), 10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST
http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org/ - Provides emotional support to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages. Trained advocates are there to listen and help, Monday through Friday.
The Balanced Mind Parent Network (a program of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance):
- http://www.thebalancedmind.org/connect/find - Find a professional resource (search by country and type of help you are looking for).
- http://www.thebalancedmind.org/connect/family-response-team - A family help line of trained parent volunteers that can guide you to the resources and support you seek. Offers support for individuals who are caring for a child, teen or young adult with a mood disorder.
National Disability Rights Network
http://www.ndrn.org/index.php - Protection and Advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.thearc.org/ - For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Find a state chapter at http://www.thearc.org/find-a-chapter
Give An Hour
http://www.giveanhour.org/ - A nonprofit organization that provides free counseling and other mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Crisis Line (Chat) - http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx
Real Warriors Campaign
http://www.realwarriors.net/ - A multimedia public awareness campaign launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Its mission is to encourage help-seeking behavior seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns among service members, veterans and military families.
For live chat, click here: http://realwarriors.net/livechat
Child Mind Institute
http://www.childmind.org/ - Dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.
GRIEF AND LOSS
Find a meeting - http://griefnet.org/support/sg2.html
The Compassionate Friends
www.compassionatefriends.org - Provides grief support after the death of a child.
http://forums.grieving.com/ - A support community that provides grieving, sick, and dying individuals with helpful information and a highly interactive message board to help cope with loss and foster the healing process.
Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Grief Center
Project information HIV/AIDS Hotline
Find contact numbers and department emails here - http://www.projectinform.org/contact/
National STD Hotline
AIDS National Hotline
Find HIV testing sites and care services - https://locator.aids.gov/
ONLINE PEER SUPPORT CHAT ROOMS
Crisis Chat - http://www.crisischat.org/chat
Healthful Chat - http://www.healthfulchat.org/mental-health-chat-rooms.html
Buschat (Bodies Under Siege) - http://buschat.info/live-chat
Healing Well - http://www.healingwell.com/community/chat/default.asp
Survivors Chat - http://www.survivorschat.com/chat/
Anxiety Space - http://anxietyspace.com/forums/register.php
imalive - www.imalive.org (a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis)
MaleSurvivor - http://malesurvivor.org/board/chat/flashchat.php
1in6 Supportline - https://1in6.org/men/get-help/online-support-center/
Helping Teens - http://www.helpingteens.org/live-chat/chat-server-rules.html
FORUMS AND MESSAGE BOARDS
www.7cupsoftea.com/ (connect with trained active listeners - it's free, anonymous, and all conversations are confidential)
www.bigwhitewall.com (available 24/7, completely anonymous, and guided by trained professionals)
http://ok2talk.org/ (a community for teens and young adults)
www.aftersilence.org/forum (rape and sexual assault)
www.anxietyzone.com (depression and anxiety)
www.pandys.org/forums/ (rape and sexual assault)
http://survivorschat.com (rape and abuse)
http://www.recoveryourlife.com/ (supportive community for people who self-harm but it's open to anyone with mental health problems)
http://strengthofus.org/ (meant to inspire young adults to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing)
http://www.thesite.org/ (an online guide to life for 16-25 year olds in the UK that provides non-judgmental support; owned and run by Youthnet)
HELPFUL WEBSITES DEDICATED TO MENTAL HEALTH, RECOVERY FROM ABUSE, AND SELF INJURY PREVENTION
www.psychcentral.com - Trusted mental health information by an independent mental health social network.
www.healthyplace.com - The largest consumer mental health site. It provides comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
http://befrienders.org - Find help, support, and search crisis helplines by country.
http://www.helpguide.org/ - A trusted nonprofit resource, and your guide to better mental and emotional health.
http://www.ibiblio.org/rcip/ - Rape Crisis information and research pathfinder – how to heal from the trauma of rape and sexual assault.
www.joyfulheartfoundation.org - Healing, educating and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and shedding light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
www.nomore.org - A public awareness and engagement campaign focused on ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
www.pandys.org/ - A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
www.aftersilence.org/ - An online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
http://www.isurvive.org/ - A non-profit organization that offer resources and forums where adult survivors of child abuse and their loved ones can seek support.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/ - An organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals; develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources, and maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support.
www.psychologytoday.com - A general interest psychology magazine that includes directories of professionals in mental health and allied fields. It also has blogs written by psychologists and psychiatrist, among others.
https://www.trevorspace.org/ - A social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
http://www.naasca.org/index.html - Their primary mission is to reduce the incidence of child abuse for today's at-risk kids, and to offer recovery to those many millions of adults who still suffer from the pain and consequences of the abuses they experienced in their youth.
www.twloha.com/home - A non-profit 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.
http://www.projectsemicolon.com/ – Presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self injury.
If you have been a victim of a crime, you can call the National Victim Center at 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255).
Or go to: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/
INDEX OF BLOGS
The list below are fellowships of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.
Al-Anon/Alateen (Worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Find a meeting - http://www.adultchildren.org/Meetings.php
Chemically Dependent Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://www.cdawebsitedev.com/meetings.html
Find a meeting - http://www.ca.org/phones.html (If you can’t find a meeting in your local area, please call the C.A. International Referral Line at 1-800-347-8998 (This number is a referral service for meeting information only.)
Find a meeting - http://locator.coda.org/
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meeting-directory/cma-meeting-directory.html
Eating Disorder Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/meetings.html
Find a meeting- http://allone.com/12/ea/
Food Addicts Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/meetings-events
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://www.foodaddicts.org/find-meeting
Find a meeting - http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations
Hotlines that can help - http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/hotlines
Find a meeting - https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetings
Find a meeting - http://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
Find a meeting - https://nicotine-anonymous.org/meetings_search.php
Find a meeting - http://www.oa.org/membersgroups/find-a-meeting/
Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Find a meeting - http://www.siawso.org/page-7166
http://www.nar-anon.org/ - For when you are affected by someone else’s addiction
Find a meeting - http://www.nar-anon.org/find-a-group