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National Mental Health Resources

Help is available for you, your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, all those in your life that might need support at this time. Find access to national mental health resources, organizations, tools and support groups using the links provided here.

This guide is designed as a place to start or continue the journey of navigating mental health resources for you or someone you care about.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among students via peer to peer dialogue and interaction. Programs include Send Silence Packing®,

Active Minds Speakers, the Healthy Campus Award, and Active Minds @Work.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. The website includes tool kits, resource libraries, educational materials and discussions for families and clinicians.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Notice. Talk. Act. at School 2020 Briefing Report

Notice. Talk. Act.™ at School uses the unique position of teachers and educational staff to monitor and interact with middle school, junior high, and high school adolescents on a daily basis. Early referral to treatment is key in preventing or lessening maladaptive outcomes, and evidence-based reviews support the implementation of school based programs to alter negative trajectories and give youth the greatest chance possible for a healthy future.

What do Disruptive Behaviors Indicate?

This resource provides community members with an overview of how schools approach disruptive behaviors, the harmful impacts of zero tolerance policies, and a potential solution for how schools can view disruptive behaviors as a need for support, not discipline.

Diversity & Heath Equity Education
nwoods@psych.org

American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations have disproportionately higher rates of mental health problems than that of the general U.S. population. Some of these mental health challenges have been directly linked to the intergenerational historical trauma forced upon this population. Further, Indigenous populations in the U.S. are diverse in languages, cultures, and histories, which results in their varied experiences and responses to these historical traumas. Use this resource to browse and download diversity and health equity educational content and toolkits.

Working Remotely During COVID-19
workplacementalhealth@psych.org
202-559-3900

We are navigating unchartered waters with COVID-19, making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. This resource provides practical tips on taking care of our mental health and well-being.

Resilience: A Strong Workforce Needs It
workplacementalhealth@psych.org
202-559-3900

Our fast-paced culture results in people working hard, meeting tight deadlines, managing work relationships and staying constantly connected through mobile devices. But this pace can lead to stress and burnout. Resilience is a key strategy that helps employees tackle stress, a competitive job market, workplace conflicts, and address challenges on the job.

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)

The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is made up of therapists, yoga teachers, lawyers, and activists with a mission to break down the barriers to Black healing.

Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA)

A nonprofit providing training, consultation, support groups, resource referral, public information, and educational resources regarding mental health and mental illness issues.

Call to Mind

@calltomindnow
Call to Mind is American Public Media’s (APM) initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Call to Mind believes that mental well-being is for everyone and that it’s time to end the misconceptions and discrimination associated with mental health conditions.

CredibleMind & Well Being Trust

Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing a vision of a nation where everyone is well—in mental, social and spiritual health. The website includes a widget built by CredibleMind that makes it is easy to search and access by topic and type of material, curated mental health resources.

Dana Foundation

danainfo@dana.org
Explore the brain with the Dana Foundation’s free resources for kids and adults. Find fact sheets, lesson plans, articles, and puzzles about brain function and health, all reviewed and approved by scientists.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA offers a variety of free educational materials that can be downloaded or sent directly to your home. The website includes materials detailing strategies and information applicable for both loved ones & caregivers as well as those with depression or bipolar.

Hersh Foundation

This resource includes Common Sense strategies for adult & college age mental health from Julie K. Hersh. Julie Hersh is President of the Hersh Foundation, an organization committed to education and leadership programs in research and prevention of mental illness.

Hope Squad

#hopesquads
support@hopesquad.com
801-342-3447

A peer-to-peer suicide prevention program for grades 4 -12. Members are trained to promote mental wellness, recognize signs of crisis, and refer at-risk peers to trusted adults.

The Jed Foundation

JED’s POV on Student Mental Health and Well-Being in Fall Campus Reopening

Considerations for college and university campuses as they continue to prepare and work through supporting the mental health and well-being of their communities during the fall reopening.

Seize the Awkward

Seize the Awkward provides young adults with tips on how to sustain a conversation with their peers around mental health.

Love is Louder Action Center & COVID-19 Resource Guide

JED’s Love is Louder Action Center and COVID-19 Resource Guide provide resources and tips for protecting mental health and supporting each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Set to Go

Set to Go provides students, families, and educators resources on how to get emotionally prepared for the transition from high school to college or adulthood.

Press Pause

JED and MTV’s Press Pause includes animated PSAs and an online hub with simple mindfulness techniques – like breathing exercises, meditation, perspective checks, music and

movement – to deal with common stresses and challenges that can make young adults feel overwhelmed or hopeless.

Ulifeline

Ulifeline is an online resource for college students. Schools can sign up and post campus-specific information on how to access treatment and crisis services.

Equity in Mental Health Framework

The Equity in Mental Health Framework provides academic institutions with a set of recommendations to help strengthen their activities and programs to address the mental health

disparities facing students of color in higher education.

And you can find JED Voices and JED Storytellers videos, along with other JED videos, on our YouTube Channel and playlists.

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

Supporting children and families suffering from bipolar or Fear of Harm disorder through research, education, and outreach. Includes general information, educational concerns and

diagnostic tools, research news, virtual support groups, parent training and treatment options.

Kaiser Permanente

Thriving Schools

Thriving Schools is an all-in engagement to improve health for students, staff, and teachers. On this site, you’ll find the tools and ideas to help you create healthier school environments, build habits for healthy eating and active lifestyles, and support social and emotional well-being.

The Loveland Foundation

The Loveland Foundation provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking mental health services nationwide via its Therapy Fund.

Melanin & Mental Health

Serving the mental health needs of Black and Latinx communities by offering a therapist directory and podcast on mental health issues.

Mental Wellness Collective

An online community focused on helping women of color prioritize their mental health and normalize help seeking. Their goal is to build a safe place for women to express themselves, break the stigma around mental health, raise awareness to issues that are important to the Black community, and provide access to providers.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Mental Health First Aid is provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Movember Conversations

#Movember
A free interactive online tool, Movember Conversations offers practical guidance on how to start a difficult conversation with someone who might be struggling. Movember Conversations uses simulations to explore different scenarios and demonstrates the changing ways your response can lead to deeper conversations. You can’t fix someone else’s problems, but a listening ear can make all the difference.

NAMI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness

#NotAlone

Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264 M-F, 10 am-6pm, ET Or in a crisis text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7, confidential free counseling The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Join the conversation at nami.org | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Vote4MentalHealth

#Vote4MentalHealth helps educate both candidates and voters on why mental health should be a priority policy issue in our elections. Across the country, mental health is on the ballot. That’s because elected officials – from the president and Congress to county commissioners and local school board members – influence policy issues that affect people with mental health conditions and their families.

Visit Vote4MentalHealth.org to learn how different issues and elected officials impact mental health, find state-by-state information on voter registration and voting options, and access tools and resources to get involved. Sign-up to receive reminders of key voting dates and other helpful information to #Vote4MentalHealth.

NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other families who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

One Mind Psyberguide

info@psyberguide.org
@PsyberGuide

One Mind PsyberGuide is a non-profit project providing guidance to people interested in using technology to live mentally healthier lives. There are thousands of publicly available mental health apps, but few have been vetted in any way. We provide expert reviews of apps, free of preference, bias, or endorsement, to help people make informed decisions.

Otsuka Patient Support

1-855-242-7787 (M-F, 8am-8pm ET)

“In the midst of a global crisis, our purpose at Otsuka becomes more meaningful. To help our patients defy the limitations that COVID-19 has forced on our world, we are pleased to announce cost-free Otsuka medication to patients in the US experiencing hardships.”
— Kabir Nath, President and CEO, Otsuka North America Pharmaceutical Business

If you lost your job or insurance status due to the COVID-19 crisis, your prescribed Otsuka medication in the US can be provided at no cost. Please visit otsukapatientsupport.com or call 1-855-242-7787 (M-F, 8am-8pm EDT) for more information.

Sutter Health

24-Hour Crisis Support Call (800) 273-TALK(8255)
Text Crisis Line: Text MHA to 741741 for support.

Sutter Health strives to be an industry innovator by integrating physical and mental health to care for each person’s total health and wellbeing. Sutter care centers have experienced therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who can assess and treat a wide range of behavioral health issues, including the most complex disorders.

The Steve Fund

info@stevefund.org
401-249-0044

The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs & strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Fund holds an annual conference series, Young, Gifted & @Risk, and offers a Knowledge Center with curated expert information along with on-campus and on-site programs and services for colleges and non-profits.

Strong 365

#URstrong
@strong365community (Facebook, Instagram) | @strong365 (Twitter)

Enter code “strong” to connect with trained listeners for free, 24/7: 7cups.com

info@strong365.org

A project of the non-profit organization One Mind, Strong 365 aims to shorten the path to effective, life-saving help by connecting young people in the earliest stages of psychosis to both online and community-based support.

Therapy For Black Girls

An online space dedicated to destigmatizing mental health care and helping Black women find their ideal practitioner.

Therapy For Black Men

A dedicated space for men and boys of color to educate themselves on mental wellness, connect and control their own narrative on mental health matters.

The Trevor Project

If you or someone you know needs help or support, contact The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. Counseling is also available 24/7 via chat every day at TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting 678-678. The Trevor Project is the world’s

largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

The Youth Mental Health Project: The Parent Support Network™

#youthmentalhealthproject
parentsupportnetwork@ymhproject.org
773-501-9548

The Parent Support Network™, a program of The Youth Mental Health Project™, offers free and confidential support meetings run by and for parents who are concerned about the mental health of their children, teens, and young adults.

This Is My Brave

This Is My Brave enables high-school and college-aged students to use storytelling to combat stigma around mental health. This Is My Brave brings stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Work2BeWell

The #Work2BeWell digital wellness and empowerment program focuses on positively impacting the emotional well-being of teens and promoting mental health. Here you will find free curriculum, programs, and assets that can be used to help educate teens about mental health and wellness.

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.