Cristina Urton, LMHC
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):
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Fenway Community Health Center’s Violence Recovery
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.