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There is always help when you ask for it

 

CRISIS HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

This hotline is 24/7, free, and confidential. It has operators in over 160 crisis centers throughout the United States. The operators and leaders follow the best practices in risk assessment. There are also options for Spanish speakers and people who are hard of hearing.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 

provides information on bipolar disorder and depression, offers in-person and online support groups and forums (800-826-3632)

 

 The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project provides support to all in crisis, with a focus on the LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24. The Trevor Lifeline is available 24/7, and support by text and chat are available online, as well.

Crisis Chat:

This is an offshoot of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Chat specialists assess suicide risk and help the visitor cope, come up with a safety plan, and figure out the next step. The chat specialists are trained in crisis and suicide intervention.

 

Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741

CTL offers free text support 24/7 for anyone in the United States. The crisis counselors take the texters from a “hot moment to a cool calm.” The crisis counselors undergo extensive training, and they are all supervised by staff with Masters’ or PhD’s in psychology or social work.

National Eating Disorders Association: Text "NEDA" to 741741

Contact the Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for. Reach out today!

Survivors of Suicide: 

A list of organizations, websites, and materials that can help people who have lost someone to suicide. Many of these resources were developed by survivors of suicide loss.

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

SAMHSA provides a national directory of low-cost mental health care and substance abuse treatment facilities.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS):

The ISTSS provides a search tool to find clinicians in your local area.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): 

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. They provide information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA):

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):

The AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide referrals to nation-wide support groups and mental health professionals, resources on loss, and suicide prevention information (888-333-2377)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

Mental Health Resources (MHR)

Mental Health Resources (MHR) is a progressive, nonprofit organization that offers community-based mental health and substance use disorder services to adults recovering from serious mental illness.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Allsup:

Provides non-attorney representation when applying for SSDI (800-279-4357)

Needhelppayingbills.com

Provides information on state and local assistance programs, charity organizations and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage assistance, debt relief and more.

NeedyMeds: 

Provides information on available patient assistance programs (800-503-6897)

MedicAid:

Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income people and is one of the largest payers for health care in the United States.

SAMHSA Grants

Partnership for Prescription Assistance:

PPA is a free service that helps match patients with assistance programs that they may be eligible for to get discounted treatment. It also has a database of free and low cost clinics so patients can find one in their area.

 

ADVOCACY

Legal Services Corporation (LSC):

The LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation.​ Use their website to find programs in individual states. Scroll to the bottom of their website to find locate legal aid near you

National Bar Association:

Provides a directory of state and local bar associations to help find legal representation.

Legal aid clinics:

Many law schools and non-profit organizations have legal aid clinics that provide free or low cost legal assistance. Check the link for a full directory of aid clinics.

LawHelp.org:

Locate free legal aid programs in your community. Find information about your legal rights by topic, such as housing, divorce, child support, and debt collection.

 

FACTS & STATISTICS

Mental Health by the Numbers - NAMI:

Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone.

Anxiety(ADAA):

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Learn more about it from the link. 

 

Depression (DBSA):

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Major depressive disorder affects approximately 17.3 million American adults, or about 7.1% of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. 

PTSD (National Center for PTSD):

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. Going through trauma is not rare. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives.

Eating Disorders (ANAD):

Eating disorders affect people of every age, race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation and background. Learn more about the populations affected—including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people in larger bodies—in ANAD’s eating disorder statistics.

Substance Abuse & Addiction:

Substance abuse and addiction affect the lives of millions of individuals and families in the United States. Data from federal agencies shows concerning rates of drug and alcohol abuse among adolescents and adults in 2021.

 ADHD (CDC): 

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.

Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury (CDC): 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. From 2006 to 2014, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths increased by 53%. In 2014, an average of 155 people in the United States died each day from injuries that include a TBI.

 

SCREENINGS

The Depression Screening:

It is a sponsored by Mental Health America as part of the Campaign for America’s Mental Health. The mission of this website is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of depression and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.

Center for Epidemiologic Studies - Depression Scale:

This depression scale has been used since the 1970’s and is still very widely used. The scale measures depression symptoms including sadness, loss of appetite, and suicidal ideation. It helps to assess whether or not someone is having a depressive episode 

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Psychology Today Depression Test:

Psychology Today Anxiety Test:

Depression Test Psychology Today is a website and magazine that examines all things psychology with contributors who are specialized writers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers. It also houses a big directory of mental health professionals and treatment facilities.

Social Anxiety Institute:

Do I have Social Anxiety Disorder?

 

CLINICAL TRIALS

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Clinical Trial

ResearchMatch brings together two groups of people who can benefit each another: those trying to find research studies and researchers looking for participants in their studies.

CenterWatch: Anxiety Disorders Clinical Trials:

Centerwatch has clinical trial information for both researchers and patients. There are professional resources as well as lots of educational information on drugs and treatments. You can search for open clinical trials for anxiety and other conditions condition and geographic location.

CenterWatch: Depression Disorders Clinical Trials:

Centerwatch has clinical trial information for both researchers and patients. There are professional resources as well as lots of educational information on drugs and treatments. You can search for open clinical trials for depression and other conditions and geographic location.

ClinicalTrials.gov:

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

 
 

BLOGS

Anxiety Guru:

Anxiety Guru was created by licensed therapist Paul Dooley. He started the blog so that people with anxiety could read it and feel like they have somebody they can relate to. There are posts regarding self help tips and coping methods as well as a podcast!

Amxiety-Schmanxiet

This blog covers a variety of anxiety disorders as well as phobias and PTSDs. There are posts with tips on everything from how to deal with panic attacks to imposter syndrome and more. The 5 main contributors have personal experience with anxiety.

Depression Marathon

In this blog, a runner with depression shares frequent posts with life updates about her health, fitness, and mental illness. Blog posts date all the way back to 2008, so you can really follow the blogger’s journey and relate to her.

Diary of a Social Phobic:

A 20-something university student runs this blog in which she chronicles her social anxiety disorder and depression struggles. She shares many personal stories that make you feel like you are getting to know her.

Lawyers With Depression

Even lawyers are not impervious to mental illness! This blog is meant to be a resource for law students, lawyers, and judges alike to feel less alone in their personal depression struggles.

Postpartum Progress:

This blog is a source of help, hope, and support for new mothers who are suffering from mental illness, including postpartum depression. It is home to many mothers’ stories about their struggles with postpartum mental illness and offers peer support.

Physician & Healthcare Worker Resources

Sharp Index:

We trust physicians and health care workers with our health. They have a high risk of burnout and suicide. Together we can raise awareness and work together to reduce physician burnout.  This website provides a list of resources for physicians and healthcare workers suffering from mental health or stress related illnesses.

Well-being Resources For Individuals Suffering From Stress & Burnout:

An initiative from the American Psychiatrist Association (APA) to provide resources for psychiatrists' well-being. 

Helping Survivors of Suicide: What Can You Do:

This guide can help you travel through the grief of a loved one and offers tips and resources for support during this painful time.

Grief Support for Suicide Loss Survivors:

If you’ve lost a friend or family member to suicide, you’ve come to the right place. Find support groups, order a grief packet, or start a named memorial for your loved one. If you’d like to help others who are grieving, share your story of hope and how you were able to cope with a suicide loss. 

Physicians Wellness Resource Library (PCB Medical Society):

Information From the 2019 Physician Leadership Academy Project Happy Doctor Happy Patients: Improving Physician Well-Being, Self-Care, Efficiency and Resiliency.