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  • Mental Health Links

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    The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

    Addiction and Recovery Resources

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Anxiety Disorders

    Associations & Institutes

    BIPOC

    Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.

    • Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health
    • Videos: trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free
    • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.
      • Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc, but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc
    • Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area
      • Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist.
    • The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
    • Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories.
    • Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
    • Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.
    • Safe Black Space: Safe Black Space is the umbrella under which various services are offered to address people of African ancestry’s individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma.

    Depression

    Divorce Support and Recovery

    Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

    Developmental Disorders

    Diagnosis

    First Responders

    Talk and Text Hotlines

    Copline: 24-hour hotline for law enforcement only answered by retired officers trained to be peer listeners and provide support for law enforcement officers and their families at 800-267-5463.

    Crisis Text Line: 24/7 counseling support for first responders who are struggling with a mental health crisis and who text “BADGE” to 741741.

    Frontline Helpline: staff of former first responders who offer support for first responders and their family members affected by their traumatic experiences at 866-676-7500.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: network of local crisis centers that provides emotional support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

    SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: those experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters can call or text the 24/7, 365-day-a-year support line at 800-985-5990.

    Healthy Nutrition & Diets

    Medication

    • com provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Personality Disorders

    Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

    Mindfulness & Yoga

    Mindfulness

    Practicing mindfulness can lessen anxiety and help health care providers focus on the present moment, rather than future worries or past experiences.

    Headspace

    Headspace is a site that offers valuable information on how to reduce stress, be more active and sleep better.

    Calm

    Calm is an app that offers various resources on sleeping, meditating and relaxing successfully.

    Insight Timer

    Insight Timer is an app that offers helpful information on how to get a good night’s sleep and avoid stress and anxiety.

    Worry Watch

    Worry Watch is an app that allows users to record their worries and get possible solutions or evidence that the concern is validated.

    Happify

    Happify provides users with programs and tools to get through stressful situations.

    Positive Magazine

    Positive Magazine created a Spotify playlist of guided meditations designed to help with stress and anxiety.

    Spotify Nature Sounds

    This Spotify library offers a series of playlists of nature sounds, such as “Meditative Gentle Rain and Distant Thunder.”

    Hospitals and Treatment Facilities

    https://www.sheppardpratt.org/care-finder/the-trauma-disorders-program/inpatient-admission-process/

    http://namimd.org/uploaded_files/3/What_to_do_in_a_Psychiatric_Crisis_PDF_for_Web.pdf

    LGBTQ+

    CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory

    The American Psychological Association (APA)

    Provides educational and support resources on a range of LGBTQ topics.

    The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

    Offers many resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBT clients.

    The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory

    A search tool that can locate a LGBTQ-inclusive health care provider.

    The LGBT National Help Center

    Offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults and seniors, including phone, text and online chat.

    The National Center for Transgender Equality

    Offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care.

    The Trevor Project

    A support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line (text “START” to 678678).

    SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

    Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)

    Delivers educational and support resources for LGBTQ individuals, as well as promotes competency on LGBTQ issues for counseling professionals.

    Trans Lifeline

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

    The VA offers PTSD Coach, an app that provides individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with resources on getting the help they need.