“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
There is a lot of stigma in our world around mental illness and emotional disorders. Understanding and taking care of your mental health is not just for those with a particular diagnosis.
On this page you'll find links to organizations and resources to assist you in your journey -- whether your journey is being a support person for someone in your life, an advocate for people with invisible disabilities, or a very brave individual taking the first step into understanding themselves.
*Obligatory side-note: I am not in any way connected with, sponsored by or paid to list these specific organizations. I am always happy to learn about other resources, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with suggestions for the page.
BC2M is a non-profit awareness and advocate group focused on open conversation regarding mental illness and ending stigma.
Great for: General education, friends and family, activists
No Shame On U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives.
Great for: Support resources, friends and family, advocates
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Great for: Support resources, education, starting the journey
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
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
Working with you to create a customized treatment plan, dedicated to managing illness so you can go on to live a full, rewarding life.
Locations in: Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, Texas and Washington
Great for: Starting your journey, confidential consultation