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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)   

or 988 

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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Alcohol Rehab Guide is an informational web source dedicated to supporting and helping anyone battling alcoholism or co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders.

Great for: Addiction education, finding treatment near you

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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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FreeRehabCenters.net connects you with the highest level of care based on your individual needs and financial situation. Great resource for low-cost and free rehab options in all 50 states.

Great for: Addiction education; understanding treatment options; find help near you

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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

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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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NMW (No Matter What) is an organization based in Los Angeles, CA but also has some great information and resources for those of us who do not reside in or near L.A.

Great for: De-stigmatizing mental illness, addiction education

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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

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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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Rehab Spot's mission is to promote wellness with a completely free web guide. Many people experience addictions in themselves or someone they know.

Great for: Addiction education; understanding treatment options and contacts for treatment programs near you

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Before you can overcome addiction, you must first understand what causes it. Rehab Aid is a comprehensive website with information on all kinds of addictions as well as treatment options.

Great for: Addiction education; understanding treatment options; find help near you; statistics and facts

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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