22 Digital Resources for Mental Health
"Love yourself, love your body" is much easier said than done, trust me I know.
I wanted to compile a list of online mental health resources covering a variety of different topics that are easily accessible and helpful. If you are seeking resources please feel free to check out any of the organizations below and if there are any you think we should add to the list, please email us at email@example.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.
An online community for teens that encourages healthy body image.
National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association is a nonprofit supporting people with eating disorders and their families. It provides an information and referral helpline, extensive information about eating disorder prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as handouts and toolkits for parents, coaches and educators, and forums for discussion and stories of recovery. The website is also available in Spanish.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – LGBTQ
The National Alliance on Mental Illness GLBT resources page contains articles, videos, publications, research and links to prominent organizations about GLBT mental health.
LGBT National Help Center
The GLBT National Help Center provides an online peer-support chat as well as free, confidential counseling over the phone for the GLBT community.
The Trevor Project
The creators of the Oscar-winning short film “Trevor” founded The Trevor Project. This organization provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Veterans and Active Duty
The National Association on Mental Illness has a Veterans & Military Resource Center, is home to online discussion groups, information about veteran mental illnesses and treatments. It includes information about advocacy for active-duty members, returning veterans, veteran families, veterans in recovery, veterans looking for work, mental health providers, college faculty members and women veterans.
U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website provides statistics, news and other treatment information.
National Institute on Aging _ Health Information
The National Institutes of Health provides an online index of information, videos and training tools about senior health, including mental health and wellness resources.
Office on Women’s Health – Mental Health Resources
The Office on Women’s Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides access to research, publications, Surgeon General Reports and general information for women’s mental health issues. It also includes resources for problems related to pregnancy and conception, menstruation, menopause, women veterans, suicide prevention and mental illnesses.
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is an organization committed to the mental and emotional health of college students and preventing suicide among this population. The foundation runs several free online self-assessment and resource programs for students and campuses. It also offers training tools for campus professionals to improve their mental health services for students.
A project of the Jed Foundation that provides a free, confidential online resources about emotional health to more than 1,500 colleges and universities.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Online Resources
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America raises public and professional awareness, promotes research advancement and provides referrals for children and adults with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorders and related disorders. The website provides information about these conditions, their treatment and resources for professionals.
Autism Speaks is a prominent autism research and advocacy organization. The website contains links to apps, tool kits and a resource guide for families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a national peer-led organization run by individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. It provides support groups, peer specialist training, wellness tools, research, podcasts, brochures, publications and information for clinicians.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards grants to scientists conducting research on causes and treatments of mental disorders in children and adults. This includes schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity and autism.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency on behavioral health, runs several mental health campaigns and has information on health reform for providers, families and individuals. SAMHSA also has a helpful online behavioral treatment services locator.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America is a community-based network with 240 nationwide affiliates that provide services such as counseling referrals, support and finding housing for the homeless.
Safe Horizon is a Sexual assault prevention and awareness organization that provides a hotline for domestic violence victims, sexual assault victims and crime victims to receive 24/7 free crisis counseling and safety planning.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to receive counseling and local referrals.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help for veterans and their families at 1-800-273-8255.