As someone who battles with depression, anxiety and PTSD, I thought I would compile a list of helpful mental health resources for others who are struggling but don’t know where to go for help. When I was really going through my darkest time, I had no idea where to go for help. So I took myself to my local emergency room and that was the best decision I ever made for myself. So when in doubt, go to the emergency room if you are having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self harm.
okay, here we go….
- The National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for an emergency – for anyone having thoughts of suicide.
2. Depression & bipolar support alliance or DBSA – They provide tools, peer support, education and much more for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder.
3.National Alliance on Mental Health or NAMI – The nations larges mental health organization. They provide information, advocacy, resources, support and education on all types of mental illnesses.
4.Anxiety and Depression Association of America or ADAA – They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. You can join their online community, find a therapist or search through a wealth of information.
5. Partnership for Rx Assistance or PPA – This is a free and confidential service that helps people who struggle to afford medications find free or low cost prescriptions.
6. Families for Depression Awareness – Their mission is to help families cope and recognize depression and bi-polar disorder and prevent suicides. They offer education, training and support to families with a loved one going through mood disorders.
7. National Institute of Mental Health or NIMH – This is a federal agency for research on mental disorders. They offer a wealth of information on a variety of mental health disorders.
I hope you never need this list but if you do, I hope you find it useful by finding the help you need.
Love and health,