Mental Health Resources

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The following is a list of resources for you to look through and consider. We have provided links to information about specific mental illnesses, treatment resources, and general mental health information.

Information Links

  • Accessing High Quality Treatment
  • Treatment Referrals
  • Help for Suicidal Thoughts and Urges
  • Information about Specific Mental Health Disorders
  • General Information
  • Professional Organizations
  • Accessing High Quality Treatment

    Please note that when looking for appropriate treatment options, you may want to consider the following:

    Look for a psychological or psychiatric treatment with scientific research supporting its effectiveness.

    Find a treatment provider with whom you feel comfortable. This means it is absolutely within your rights to ask questions before committing to any specific type of treatment, whether it be psychotherapy or medication.

    Remember that everyone struggles with feelings of sadness or worry or not liking how they look, etc. It is normal to experience these feelings at times, and having a few symptoms does not mean that you meet criteria for a diagnosis of a mental disorder. However, we recommend that you consider seeking a professional evaluation if you are experiencing these symptoms more strongly than is typical for you (or for most other people you know), for an extended period of time (e.g., extremely sad mood for more than a couple weeks), or if the symptoms start to interfere with your ability to live your life in the way you want.

    Treatment Referrals

    American Psychological Association (APA): http://www.apa.org
    APA provides educational information, links for information about disorders and treatment, and referral assistance for those seeking psychological therapy.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA): http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/default.asp
    This site provides local psychological treatment resources in your area.

    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT): http://www.abct.org
    ABCT provides referrals for those seeking psychological therapy, as well as educational opportunities and articles about cognitive and behavioral therapies.

    Help for Suicidal Thoughts and Urges

    Emergency Services:

    Dial 911 or visit the emergency department of your local hospital.


    National Suicide Hotlines:

    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Calls are automatically directed to the nearest local Crisis Center in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and answered by trained crisis counselors. Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


    Teen Hotlines:

    1-800-448-3000

    Girls & Boys Town hotline:
    Staffed by trained counselors and provides support for parents and children

    1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

    Samaritans hotline:
    A peer service staffed by volunteers ages 15-18; hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (weekdays); 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (weekends)

    1-800-999-9999

    Covenant House hotline:
    Provides support to at-risk and homeless teens; hours: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

    1-866-488-7386

    The Trevor Project hotline:
    Staffed by trained counselors and provides support to LBGT teens


    National Suicide Hotlines for speech-impaired and deaf callers:

    1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (TTY)

    1-800-448-1833

    Girls & Boys Town hotline (TTY)


    Suicide Prevention Websites

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    Provides a search for the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline Network and information for Veterans and their families.

    Suicide.org: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
    Provides resources for helping a loved one who is suicidal and a list of suicide hotlines outside of the U.S.

    SuicideHotlines.com: http://www.suicidehotlines.com
    Provides information on what to expect when calling a hotline and a directory of local hotlines by state."

    Information about Specific Mental Health Disorders

    Anxiety Disorders Association of America: http://www.adaa.org/
    This site offers information on a range of anxiety problems, such as panic disorder and social phobia, as well as a special section on teen anxiety.

    Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF): http://www.ocfoundation.org
    This is a not-for-profit organization comprised of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

    Depression.com: http://www.depression.com/index.jsp
    Provides information about depression and different types of psychological treatments appropriate for depression.

    Eating Disorder Information: http://www.something-fishy.org/
    Provides information and treatment resources to those struggling with eating disorders and weight and body image issues.

    National Eating Disorders Association: http://www.edap.org
    Provides information and treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov/
    Provides information about research and treatment for substance abuse for those struggling with addiction.

    General Information

    National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    This site provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): http://www.nami.org/
    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

    Mental Health America: http://www.nmha.org/index.cfm
    Mental Health America declares as its mission: "promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services.”

    PsychCentral: http://psychcentral.com
    This site functions as a mental health social network, created and run by mental health professionals to provide reliable information and support to consumers.

    WebMD: http://www.webmd.com
    The site provides health information, a supportive community, and educational services by blending expertise in health issues with community services, expert commentary, and medical review.

    Canadian Psychological Association's "Psychology Works Fact Sheets": http://www.cpa.ca/publications/yourhealthpsychologyworksfactsheets/
    The site provides information about the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses as well as information about their effective treatments.

    Professional Organizations

    Articles, Research, & Resources in Psychology: http://kspope.com
    This site provides free access to full-text articles and other resources on assessment, therapy, forensics, ethics in psychology, etc.

    American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org
    APA provides educational information, links for information about disorders and treatment, and referral assistance for those seeking psychological therapy.

    American Psychiatric Association: http://www.psych.org
    APA provides educational information about the field of psychiatry and current issues in the news, etc., as well as links for information about medication therapy, and a variety of research and clinical issues.

    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT): http://www.abct.org
    ABCT provides educational opportunities, access to journals reporting research about issues related to behavioral therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and referrals for those seeking psychological therapy.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov/
    Provides current information and findings for researchers to improve prevention, treatment, and policy for drug abuse and addiction.