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“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well.”
― Glenn Close

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

+1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)   

Crisis Text Line

text "BRAVE" to 741-741

National Domestic Violence Hotline

+1 (800) 799-7233   

National Hopeline Network

+1 (800) 442-HOPE (4673)   

Self-Harm Hotline

+1 (800) 366-8288 

 

American Association of Poison Control

+1 (800) 222-1222   

Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line

+1 (800) 622-2255   

National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia

+1 (800) 233-4357   

GLBT Hotline

+1 (888) 843-4564   

The Trans Lifeline

+1 (877) 565-8860   

7 Cups offers online support groups, chat rooms, and forums for members to share their feelings, experiences and gain peer support.

Great for: Friends and family supporting someone, online/virtual support, a place to start

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Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults

Great for: Advocates, schools, businesses, online support, mental health information, self-care resources

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ADAA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

Great for: Support resources, education, online community

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The Art Therapy Nest is a compassionate community space for healing and creativity. Offering virtual and interactive groups and workshops, at a low sliding-scale rate, allowing nurturing support to be accessible to all.

Great for: Art therapy, virtual support, low-cost options

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Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.  

Great for: Online support, starting your journey, anonymous

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Their mission is to promote the use of art therapy and creative expression to develop fresh perspectives and practice new patterns that lead to personal and professional wellness and growth.

Great for: Virtual resources, art therapy, online support

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NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

Great for: A place to start (including screening tool), eating disorder education, community and advocacy, online chat

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This service features counselors who not only specialize in helping people who are LGBTQ+, they also have experience with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and relationships.

Great for: Online licensed therapy, affordable options 

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Q Chat Space allows LGBTQ+ teens (13-19) to participate in online support groups that are professionally facilitated. All members are verified and the facilitators guide conversations and enforce group rules to ensure safety. 

Great for: Teens, additional resources, safe peer support

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Offering comprehensive online mental health treatment options including video call and messaging. Online mental health self-evaluation

Great for: Starting your journey, online support, teens