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Help

Welcome to our Mental Health Help page — a beacon of support and guidance for anyone navigating through mental health challenges. This page is meticulously curated to connect you with a variety of contacts and direct links to professional help resources. Whether you are in search of immediate support, long-term care, or simply looking to explore your options, our resources aim to provide you with the connections you need. Recognizing the need for help is a profound step towards healing. Here, we make that step a little easier by guiding you towards the right assistance at the right time. Together, we move towards a path of recovery and resilience.

Addiction

If you’re facing challenges with addiction, this page is a starting point for finding support. We’ve collected a range of resources from trusted organizations to help you understand addiction better and explore options for treatment and support. Remember, reaching out for help is a positive step towards recovery, and there are many ready to support you on this journey.

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Support Groups:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A global, community-driven program focused on sobriety and mutual support through a 12-step program.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Similar to AA but focuses specifically on helping those with drug addiction through a community support system.
  • SMART Recovery: Utilizes a 4-point program offering tools and techniques for self-directed change and recovery from addiction.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups: Provides support to family and friends of alcoholics, focusing on the challenges of coping with a loved one’s addiction.
  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): A secular alternative to AA, offering a supportive network for individuals seeking sobriety without a religious framework.

Self-Help Resources:

  • SMART Recovery: Offers self-help materials and meetings based on cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to aid in addiction recovery.
  • In The Rooms: A free online platform providing virtual meetings for various addiction recovery groups, including AA, NA, and others.
  • Sober Grid: A social networking app for the sober community, providing peer support, daily motivational messages, and a sobriety tracker.
  • Recovery.org: Features a collection of recovery resources, including forums, treatment facility reviews, and articles on addiction and recovery.
  • Sober Recovery: Offers a wide range of resources for addiction recovery, including forums, articles, and a directory of treatment centers.
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Helplines:

    1. SAMHSA’s National Helpline– 1-800-662-HELP (4357): A confidential, free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
    2. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)– 1-800-NCA-CALL (622-2255): Provides a helpline for individuals and families affected by alcoholism and drug dependence.
    3. American Addiction Centers Helpline– 1-888-744-0069: Offers a 24/7 helpline for finding addiction treatment centers across the U.S.
    4. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: A 24/7 text service, providing free crisis support for those dealing with addiction and other mental health issues.
    5. Partnership to End Addiction– Text CONNECT to 55753: Offers personalized support and resources for families dealing with addiction through text and online tools.

 

Treatment Centers:

    1. FindTreatment.gov: A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, showing the location and services offered by various facilities across the U.S.
    2. The Recovery Village: Offers a network of nationwide facilities providing comprehensive treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
    3. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: Renowned for its holistic approach to addiction treatment, combining evidence-based practices with mental and spiritual health.
    4. American Addiction Centers: A leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services across multiple states.
    5. com: A comprehensive guide to rehab centers and addiction treatment options, including reviews and ratings to help make informed decisions.

Helplines:

    1. Wellness Together Canada (Adults) – 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    2. Wellness Together Canada (Youth) – 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    3. National Overdose Response Service – 1-888-688-NORS(6677): Canadian overdose prevention hotline; offering non-judgmental, confidential support.
    4. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868: 24/7 professional counseling, support, and referrals for young people.
    5. Drug Rehab Services – 1-877-254-3348: Free, confidential professional help and resources for drug and alcohol addiction in Canada. Referrals for clients seeking support with substances.
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Helplines:

    1. Mind– 0300 123 3393: A compilation of various addiction helplines and resources in the United Kingdom.
    2. Life Works– 01483 745 066: A guide to free addiction helplines in the UK offering support to individuals struggling with addiction, as well as their families and loved ones.
    3. Recovery.org– 0203 553 0324: A helpline dedicated to providing free, confidential advice to those affected by addiction, directly or indirectly

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    1. Reachout: A compilation of helplines offering support for mental health crises, including addiction.

Grief

Dealing with loss can be incredibly difficult, but you don’t have to go through it alone. This page brings together resources to help you cope with grief, offering guidance and support from various expert sources. It’s important to allow yourself to grieve and seek out support when you need it, as healing takes time and care. Educational Material:

  • Center for Loss & Life Transition: Led by grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, this organization offers resources and education on grief and the healing process.
  • Grief.com: Provides resources and support for those grieving, with insights from renowned grief expert David Kessler.
  • What’s Your Grief: Offers a wide range of articles, courses, and podcasts to help people understand and navigate their grief.
  • The Dougy Center: Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
  • GriefShare: A network of grief recovery support groups offering a program to help people move through their grief journey.

Support Groups:

  • The Compassionate Friends: Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support for families experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild.
  • GriefShare: A faith-based support group network that offers a 13-week program revolving around grief recovery topics.
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA: A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
  • GriefNet: An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss, offering email support groups.
  • Hello Grief: Provides resources and community support for children, families, and individuals dealing with loss and grief.

Counseling Services:

  • Psychology Today Therapist Directory: A searchable database of therapists with filters for location and specialization, including grief counseling.
  • GoodTherapy: An association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.
  • BetterHelp – Offers online counseling and therapy services from licensed therapists, accessible from anywhere.
  • Talkspace – An online therapy platform providing access to licensed therapists via messaging and video sessions.
  • Grief Counseling Directory: A specialized directory to help individuals find support and counseling specifically for grief and loss.

Online Resources:

  • What’s Your Grief: Provides extensive online resources, including articles, e-courses, and webinars on various aspects of grief.
  • Grief in Common: A platform for connecting individuals to share their stories and find peer support.
  • Modern Loss: Offers candid content, resources, and community on loss and grief, focusing on a modern approach to dealing with these issues.
  • Grief Healing: Provides information, comfort, and support for those dealing with grief, with a focus on holistic healing.
  • Refuge in Grief: Offers grief education and support, emphasizing the reality of intense grief and providing a space for shared experiences.
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    1. The Compassionate Friends– Helpline: 1-877-969-0010: Offers a helpline for family support after the death of a child, providing a compassionate ear and resources.
    2. National Bereavement Resource Guide: Compiled Eluna Network and New York Life Foundation, this guide lists helplines and resources for various types of loss.
    3. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: Provides text-based support for people in crisis, including those experiencing intense grief.
    4. SAMHSA’s National Helpline– 1-800-662-HELP (4357): Offers general mental health support, including for those dealing with grief and loss.

Helplines:

    1. Wellness Together Canada (Adults) – 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    2. Wellness Together Canada (Youth) – 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    3. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868: 24/7 professional counseling, support, and referrals for young people.

Helplines:

    1. Samaritans– 116 123: A helpline offering a safe place for anyone to talk any time they like, in their own way, about whatever’s getting to them.
    2. Cruse Bereavement Support– 0808 808 1677: Free helpline offering emotional support to anyone affected by grief with trained bereavement volunteers.
    3. Grief Encounter– 0808 802 0111: Provides confidential, emotional support to anyone affected by grief, with options to connect via phone, web chat, or email.

Helplines:

    1. Griefline– 1300 845 745: Offers support for individuals experiencing grief, providing counseling services by phone and online resources

Depression

Living with depression can feel isolating, but there is support available. This page compiles resources aimed at helping you understand depression better and find avenues for support and treatment. It’s okay to ask for help, and taking the step to explore these resources is a positive move towards managing depression. Educational Material:

Therapy and Counseling:

  • BetterHelp: An online platform providing access to licensed therapists for help with depression and other mental health issues
  • Talkspace: Connects users with licensed therapists for online therapy sessions, including text, audio, and video communication.
  • Psychology Today Therapist Directory: Allows individuals to find therapists specializing in depression and other mental health issues.
  • Counselling Directory: A UK-based resource offering a comprehensive directory of therapists, including those specializing in depression.
  • GoodTherapy: An international directory of therapists, providing resources and information on ethical therapy practices, including for depression.

Online Support:

  • 7 Cups: An on-demand emotional health service and online therapy provider, offering anonymous support from trained listeners.
  • MoodNetwork: A patient-powered research network aimed at improving the lives of those with depression and bipolar disorder.
  • Depression Forums: A community dedicated to creating a safe space for those suffering from depression to share and support each other.
  • Blurt: Dedicated to helping those with depression, Blurt offers support, resources, and a community to help reduce the stigma.
  • Big White Wall (Togetherall): An online mental health and wellbeing service offering peer-to-peer support and courses under professional supervision.

Lifestyle Resources:

  • Moodfit: A mobile app designed to help users understand and improve their mood by tracking what affects their feelings and providing actionable insights.
  • MoodMission: An app that helps users overcome feelings of depression and anxiety by discovering new and effective coping strategies.
  • Headspace: A meditation app that offers guided meditations and mindfulness exercises to help reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.
  • MyFitnessPal: A diet and exercise tracking app that can help users maintain a healthy lifestyle, which is beneficial for managing depression.
  • Sleepio: An evidence-based program designed to help users overcome poor sleep, which can be a significant factor in depression.
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Helplines:

    1. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Helpline – 1-800-950-NAMI (6264): Offers support and information to those dealing with depression and other mental health conditions.
    2. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: Provides 24/7 text-based support for anyone in crisis, including those experiencing depression.
    3. The Trevor Project– 1-866-488-7386: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

Helplines:

    1. Wellness Together Canada (Adults) – 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    2. Wellness Together Canada (Youth) – 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    3. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868: 24/7 professional counseling, support, and referrals for young people.
    4. Canadian Crisis Helpline – 9-8-8: 24/7 service from trained responders offering support for crisis support and suicide prevention to everyone in Canada (available in English and French).

Helplines:

    1. Samaritans– 116 123 (UK and Ireland): A helpline offering a safe place for anyone to talk any time they like, in their own way, about whatever’s getting to them.

Helplines:

    1. Lifeline Australia– 13 11 14 (Australia): A 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention helpline for anyone experiencing emotional distress.
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Helplines:

    1. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Helpline – 1-800-950-NAMI (6264): Offers support and information to those dealing with depression and other mental health conditions.
    2. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: Provides 24/7 text-based support for anyone in crisis, including those experiencing depression.
    3. The Trevor Project– 1-866-488-7386: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

Helplines:

    1. Wellness Together Canada (Adults) – 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    2. Wellness Together Canada (Youth) – 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    3. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868: 24/7 professional counseling, support, and referrals for young people.
    4. Canadian Crisis Helpline – 9-8-8: 24/7 service from trained responders offering support for crisis support and suicide prevention to everyone in Canada (available in English and French).

Helplines:

    1. Samaritans– 116 123 (UK and Ireland): A helpline offering a safe place for anyone to talk any time they like, in their own way, about whatever’s getting to them.

Helplines:

    1. Lifeline Australia– 13 11 14 (Australia): A 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention helpline for anyone experiencing emotional distress.
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Anxiety

Anxiety can be overwhelming, but there are ways to manage and reduce its impact on your life. On this page, you’ll find a variety of resources designed to help you cope with anxiety, from self-help strategies to professional support. Remember, it’s okay to seek help, and doing so is a step towards regaining control.

Educational Material:

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Provides comprehensive information on anxiety disorders, treatments, and tips for management.
  • Mind: Offers a wide range of resources and support for those dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias, with practical advice for everyday living.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Features detailed information on anxiety disorders, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
  • The Anxiety Network: Focuses on social anxiety, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, offering articles and treatment information.
  • Anxiety UK: A charity dedicated to supporting those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression, providing resources and services to help.

Therapy Options:

  • Talkspace: An online therapy service connecting users with licensed therapists for anxiety treatment via text, audio, or video messaging.
  • BetterHelp: Offers access to licensed therapists for online counseling on anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues.
  • TherapyTribe: An online directory to find therapists worldwide, including specialists in anxiety disorders, with community support groups.
  • Counselling Directory: A UK-based resource for finding counselors and psychotherapists who specialize in anxiety therapy.
  • Psychology Today Therapist Directory: Allows users to find local therapists focused on anxiety treatment, with options to filter by insurance, issues, and therapy types.

Online Tools:

  • Headspace: Provides guided meditations and mindfulness practices designed to reduce anxiety and improve overall mental well-being.
  • Calm: A meditation and sleep app offering guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music to help reduce anxiety.
  • AnxietyCoach: A self-help app for reducing a variety of fears and worries ranging from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions.
  • Breathe2Relax: A stress management tool offering diaphragmatic breathing exercises to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response, and help with mood stabilization.
  • MindShift CBT: Uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help users learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of their anxiety.

Self-Help Strategies:

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Helplines:

    1. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: Offers text-based support from trained crisis counselors, providing immediate assistance for anxiety and stress.
    2. NAMI Helpline– 1-800-950-NAMI (6264): Provides support and education for individuals and families affected by anxiety and other mental health conditions.

Helplines:

    1. Anxiety UKHelpline – 03444 775 774: Provides support, advice, and information on anxiety and its management through a helpline staffed by volunteers with personal experience of anxiety.
    2. The Samaritans– 116 123 (UK and Ireland): Available 24/7 to provide emotional support for anyone in distress, including those experiencing anxiety.

Helplines:

    1. Samaritans– 116 123 (UK and Ireland): A helpline offering a safe place for anyone to talk any time they like, in their own way, about whatever’s getting to them.

Helplines:

  1. Beyond Blue(Australia) – 1300 22 4636: An Australian mental health organization offering support and information on anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, immediate help is available. This page lists resources where you can find support, advice, and understanding. You’re not alone, and taking the step to reach out for help is incredibly important. There’s hope, and help is just a conversation away.  

Educational Material:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): Provides educational programs, resources for those affected by suicide, and funding for suicide prevention research.
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): Offers prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions, and policies.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Features comprehensive information on suicide prevention, including risk factors, statistics, and research findings.
  • The Trevor Project: Offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ young people, including educational resources and training programs.
  • Speaking of Suicide: Provides resources and support for those thinking about suicide, those who have attempted suicide, and those mourning a loved one lost to suicide.

Helplines (International)

  • Befrienders Worldwide: An international network of crisis centers offering emotional support to prevent suicide worldwide.

Immediate Help Resources:

  • Befrienders Worldwide: Provides a global directory of suicide prevention helplines, offering immediate help for those in crisis.
  • IMAlive: An online crisis network with a live chat feature, staffed by trained volunteers who can provide support and intervention for people in crisis.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Direct link to their “Talk to Someone Now” page for immediate crisis counseling.
  • Samaritans (UK and Ireland): Offers immediate support through their helpline and email service for those in need of someone to talk to.
  • Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 (Australia): Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services, with a focus on immediate help for individuals in distress.

Support for Survivors:

  • Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors: Provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief, and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.
  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS): Offers support services for those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend, including support groups and helplines.
  • Friends for Survival: An outreach organization dedicated to offering support to those affected by a suicide death, providing a variety of resources and programs.
  • The Compassionate Friends: Supports families after the death of a child, including those who have lost a child to suicide, through local chapters and online resources.
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss: Provides resources and support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide, helping them navigate their grief and healing process.

Preventive Programs:

  • Zero Suicide: An international initiative promoting a system-wide approach to improving care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide in health care systems.
  • QPR Institute: Offers QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training, a widely used suicide prevention technique that teaches how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis.
  • The Jed Foundation: Protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults, leveraging partnerships to develop preventative resources and programs.
  • LivingWorks: Provides training programs that empower individuals and communities with the skills to recognize and intervene in suicide crises.
  • Sources of Strength: A youth suicide prevention project that utilizes peer leaders to enhance protective factors associated with reducing suicide at the school population level.
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Helplines:

    1. Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741: Offers text-based support from trained crisis counselors, providing immediate assistance for anxiety and stress.
    2. NAMI Helpline– 1-800-950-NAMI (6264): Provides support and education for individuals and families affected by anxiety and other mental health conditions.

Helplines:

    1. Wellness Together Canada (Adults) – 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    2. Wellness Together Canada (Youth) – 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth: receive one on one counseling from a mental health professional for those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders 24/7.
    3. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868: 24/7 professional counseling, support, and referrals for young people.
    4. Canadian Crisis Helpline – 9-8-8: 24/7 service from trained responders offering support for crisis support and suicide prevention to everyone in Canada (available in English and French).

Helplines:

    1. Samaritans– 116 123 (UK and Ireland): Available 24/7 to provide confidential support for anyone in emotional distress, including those experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Helplines:

  1. Beyond Blue(Australia) – 1300 22 4636: An Australian mental health organization offering support and information on anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention.