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DBSA – Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA is a comprehensive resource for more than 21 million people in the U.S. who live with mood disorders. We provide education, tools, peer support, and a wealth of inspiring stories to help you pursue your own path to wellness. This site is very informative and has a strong focus on bipolar discorder. It provides online support, a crisis line, local support groups, advocacy etc. It is easily understood. X
(only Montreal, Quebec Canada and US)
dbsalliance.org
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health Illness NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. Very informative, provides a lot of opportunity for interaction. Great tips on communication and how to get through a situation.Would be a good site for someone needing help or providing assistance during a crisis. X NAMI.org
Mental Health America Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal. This site is very focused on awareness for those supporting someone with mental illness and the individual. The organization was started by someone who struggled with mental illness and didn’t want others to have to go through what he did. It is a great site to help with early detection, ways to cope, etc. X mhanational.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. They are dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention and support for survivors of suicide loss. This site is very informative. It provides Q&A on various situations and early warning signs. It also provides resource listing for gaining professional help. It would be a great site for family, friends trying to understand and support someone in or after crisis. Also good resource for someone thinking about suicide. They have a focused program for LGBTQ+. X afsp.org
TWLOHA – To Write Love On Her Arms To Write Love on Her Arms is an American nonprofit organization that aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide, while also investing in treatment and recovery. This site provides a lot of great resources for crisis and ways to improve personal care along with ways to cope with stressful situations. It is very easy to maneuver. X https://twloha.com/find-help/
The Trevor Project The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. A very informative site with great resource information. X https://www.thetrevorproject.org
Take This Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique needs of the game development community that embraces the diverse cultures and issues of the game community. This site is focused on gaming industry and players but their resource guide is very extensive. This site contains therapist directories, online therapy providers, mental health apps, global crisis lines, expert content on various topics, and even tips on how to find a therapist who works well for you. X https://www.takethis.org/about/
Green Ribbon Club Green Ribbon Club™ is a student-run non-profit that is committed to engaging in bipartisan youth advocacy to destigmatize mental health, in order to encourage communities to utilize local public health resources, with the ultimate goal of mitigating the rising number of suicides at both local and national levels in the United States. This is a great advocacy site to assist students and communities with destigmatization of mental health and to raise awareness of the issues. X https://www.greenribbonclub.org
Mental Health First Aid – National Council Mental Health First Aid is a course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. This a training site to help people better understand and be aware of warning signs to possibly preempt a mental health issue and also to potentially help someone in crisis until a professional can assist. X X mentalhealthfirstaid.org
BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective BEAM is a 501 (c)(3) organization. BEAM’s mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. BEAM does this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts. This site provides information and offers professional development and educational trainings for students, advocates, activists, grassroots movements and organizations – specifically for the black community. BEAM also offers virtual events, trainig, toolkits and education supporting Black and marginalized communities X https://www.beam.community/