National Mental Health Resources and Support Groups

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

FindYourWords.org

Find Your Words features information to help everyone learn how to start conversations, connect to helpful tools and online communities, and find support for themselves and the people they care about, including young children and teenagers. There’s information on how to build resilience and reduce stress, screening tools to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment, and new ways to share inspiring stories, videos, and artwork from the site with others.

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

You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health-―With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families
Written with authority and compassion, this is the essential resource for individuals and families seeking expert guidance on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, featuring inspiring, true stories from real people in their own words.

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

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.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the nation’s leading national nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention. Operating nationally and in communities across the country, Mental Health America advocates for closing the mental health equity gap while increasing nationwide awareness and understanding through public education, direct services, tools, and research. Our annual State of Mental Health in America report is among the most widely respected health reports in the nation. 

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.

Support Groups

This guide to 12-step and secular support groups provides information on local and online meetings for individuals seeking help on their journey to better health and well-being. These groups are dedicated to helping individuals overcome their struggles, develop coping strategies, and build a healthier, happier life. Accessibility is crucial, and these links will connect you to valuable resources that can make your journey to recovery more attainable and sustainable.

Alcohol, Drugs and Prescription Medicine Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.  It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate.

Chemical Dependent Anonymous

Chemically Dependent Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for anyone seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. The basis of our program is abstinence from all mood-changing and mind-altering chemicals, including street-type drugs, alcohol and unnecessary medication.

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction to cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no membership dues or fees.

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis – that is, those who are chemically dependent and are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Life Ring Secular Recovery

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, anonymous organization dedicated to providing a safe meeting space where you can experience a non-judgmental recovery conversation with your peers. We do this through the lens of LifeRing’s 3-S philosophy of Sobriety, Secularity, and Self-Help.

Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. 

Moderation Management

Moderation Management™ is a nonprofit that provides a non-judgmental, compassionate peer-support community for anyone who wants to change their relationship with alcohol. We can help you find a meeting, join an online support group and learn to moderate your alcohol consumption.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership: the desire to stop using.

Pills Anonymous

Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills.

SMART Recovery

Participants tell us that our program is valuable because we stress self-directed action and base our practical tools on cognitive science. If you’re choosing to learn how to move beyond an addiction of any kind, we’re here to help with free mutual support meetings and resources of all kinds.

Women for Sobriety

Women for Sobriety (WFS) is the first peer-support program tailored specifically for women overcoming substance use disorders (SUDs). With both regional and online meetings, the New Life Program provides supportive, empowering, secular, and life-affirming principles that address the unique needs and challenges of women in recovery. 

Sexual Addiction, Dysfunctional Relationships and Abuse

Love Addicts Anonymous 

Love Addicts Anonymous was started to provide a safe place where love addicts could come together to recover from our unhealthy dependency on love as it plays out in our fantasies and relationships. Our primary purpose is to offer a safe place for love addicts to come together and recover from love addiction.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from what they may feel are unhealthy obsessions with lust, sex, and pornography.

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a 12-step program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. We are united in a common focus: dealing with our addictive sexual and emotional behavior.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex.

Sexual Recovery Anonymous

Our 12-step program offers a path of recovery from sex addiction. Like all addictions, sex addiction interferes with the life process, and can even be life-threatening. The list of statements in the section Do I Belong in SRA? will help you decide if you are addicted.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

A resource to survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are seeking to heal and recover. As we say in our meetings, we hope you will find here the hope, camaraderie and recovery that we have been privileged to experience. We want you to know you are not to blame, and most importantly, you are not alone.

Disordered Eating and Food-Related Issues

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you overweight? Underweight? Obsessed with food, weight or dieting? You are not alone. There is a solution. FA offers hope through a long-term solution for food addiction. The next step is to attend an FA meeting.

GreySheeters Anonymous

GreySheeters Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive eating. Our primary purpose is to stay abstinent and help other compulsive eaters to achieve abstinence.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors. We welcome everyone who feels they have a problem with food.

Emotional and Mental Health Support

Support groups for emotional and mental health recovery include:

Depressed Anonymous

We believe that what we think, what we say, and what we do impact our depression. We believe that depression can be managed by applying the principles of the 12 Steps. All are welcome!

Finance and Acquisition Behavioral Problems

Debtors Anonymous

Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering. We come to learn that compulsive debting is a spiritual problem with a spiritual solution, and we find relief by working the D.A. recovery program based on the Twelve-Step principles.

Gamblers Anonymous

Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy? Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family? There is hope. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their gambling problem.

Spenders Anonymous

Some of us spend compulsively or take on debt that we do not know how to repay. Some of us lack the confidence in our ability to earn money, while others have money, but lack the ability to manage it sanely. What we have in common is our need to work toward serenity in our relationship with money. 

Workaholics Anonymous

Workaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism. Our primary purpose is to help the workaholic who still suffers. We have information, meetings, and more! 

Family and Codependent Support

Adult Children of Alcoholics

We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family.

Alanon and Alateen

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking.

Codependents Anonymous

We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous (FA) is a 12-step fellowship dedicated to supporting the family and friends of individuals dealing with drug, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. They offer meetings, literature, and resources to help those affected by these issues. 

Nar-Anon/Nar-ateen

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. Narateen is part of the Nar-Anon program for teens affected by someone else’s addiction.

Recovering Couples Anonymous

We are couples committed to restoring healthy communication, caring, and greater intimacy to our coupleships. We suffer from many problems, some identified and some not, some treated and some not. We also come from different levels of brokenness. Many of us have been near divorce. Some of us are new in our coupleships.

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 call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.