I've compiled a list of mental health resources that I think we all should be aware of. We never know when one or more of these resources can help us, a friend, or family member. By all means, this is not an exhaustive list. Therefore, consider it a living document that I will add to when necessary.
National Hotlines (anonymous and confidential):
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Here is an additional list of help hotlines across the country.
Helpful Online Resources:
Psychology Today: An online directory where you can search for licensed therapists in your area. They have a great search tool that will help you narrow down what you are looking for in a therapist (clinical style, insurance accepted, etc.) Psychology Today also publishes online articles and a bi-monthly magazine that provides reader-friendly information about the field of psychology.
Great list of free online resources for specific mental health related issues such as bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, etc. Thanks, Oprah!
Huffington Post: I enjoy reading their online articles on mental health. I find them to be so honest and relatable. A lot of the articles make you feel "wow, I am not alone in this!"
calm.com Great mobile app/website for anxiety, meditation, and mindfulness. I particularly love the "daily calm" notifications and body scans.
PTSD Coach: Developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair, PTSD Coach is a useful mobile app for people who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD.
Mango Health: Pill reminder and helpful medication information- useful for clients who are on prescribed medications.
What's Up?: Excellent app for people experiencing depression, anxiety, and anger outbursts. Gives users great grounding tips & introduces helpful therapeutic skills.