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If you are currently struggling...

...the following support resources & organizations are here to assist you.

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If you are currently struggling...

...the following support resources & organizations are here to assist you.

Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Get Support Today. You Deserve To Heal.

All the resources listed on this page are meant to highlight help that is available. Some resources are even available 24/7. You never have to feel alone when in pain or crisis.

IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY
PLEASE CALL 1-800-273-8255
OR TEXT 741741

What have you been struggling with?

My body image or my relationship with food

Need to contact a trained professional for an emergency related to anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders?

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Call 1-800-931-2237 or
Text NEDA to 741741

Have you been feeling guilty about eating?

Read: Overcoming Food Guilt and Shame

Can't afford therapy or recovery?

Read: 5 Ways To Recover From an Eating Disorder When You Can't Get Therapy

Read: How to Handle Negative Body Image Thoughts in Quarantine

Eating Disorder Resources

Eating Disorder Screening Tool

COVID-19 Eating Disorder Support

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Free & Low Cost Support

Books to help promote self-love and heal your relationship with food & body image

Intuitive Eating
Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Health At Every Size
Lindo Bacon

Beauty Sick
Renee Engeln

Untamed
Glennon Doyle

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown

Body Outlaws
Ophira Edut and Rebecca Walker

Body Respect
Lindo Bacon and Lucy Aphramor

Explore Jenni Schaefer's Collection of Eating Disorder Books

I need help finding a therapist 

Perhaps you feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. Maybe you're finally ready to start tackling an ongoing concern. Whatever the reason may be, pursuing counseling is a brave, bold step to working on your mental health.

Note: Not every therapist is a good fit. If you don't feel a healing connection after a few sessions, don't give up. Sometimes it helps to consider a therapist with a similar background as you. They may empathize more directly with your experiences.

BetterHelp
www.betterhelp.com
BetterHelp offers services to adults, couples, and teens for providing ongoing counseling sessions. This worldwide resource is a great option for residents of rural areas who lack access to mental health services. Additionally, you can benefit from virtual counseling sessions in the comfort of your own home. Several members of our community have had great success working with counselors on BetterHelp.

Psychology Today
www.psychologytoday.com
Psychology Today helps you find an in-person counselor by entering your zip code. This resource is available in 17 countries including the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and many others. This is a great option if you want a more traditional face-to-face experience. You can also view a therapist’s areas of focus and look for credentials and fees that match your individual needs.

I am struggling financially

Economic Hardship Resources

Read: A Guide to Resources That Can Help You Pay Bills Now, from Rent to Health Care

Mutual Aid Hub
www.mutualaidhub.org
Access a list of local mutual aid & food resources provided by people in your community, for your community. You can also find out where to contribute or volunteer with your local mutual aid organizations.

Net Wish
www.netwish.org
NetWish is a non-profit that provides "direct and immediate assistance to families and individuals", up to $200.

Need help paying for medical costs or prescriptions?

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
www.medicineassistancetool.org
PPA offers a free service named MAT (Medicine Assistance Tool) that can match you with resources and cost-sharing programs for medical prescriptions. It also provides a database of free and low-cost clinics in your area.

RxAssist
www.rxassist.org
RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs (programs run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medication to people who cannot afford to buy them).

Worried about paying bills, rent, or about the possibility of eviction?

Need Help Paying Bills
www.needhelppayingbills.com
This older site includes a state-by-state directory that provides information about benefits programs, rent assistance, and debt relief within the US.

Over The Phone Assistance
Call 2-1-1
If you live in Canada or the US, you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone or check out the website to be connected to many types of resources, including COVID-19 information and food or housing assistance. Speak confidentially with a live, trained professional, in 180 different languages.

Free Online Money Management Resources

Smart About Money
www.smartaboutmoney.org
Free online courses that help you create savings plans for hardship, healthcare, retirement, etc. Each course takes approximately 45 minutes and includes worksheets, calculators and quizzes!

My Financial Mountain
Click Here to Access via Skillshare
Julio Lara offers this free course in "Understanding Your Path to a Solid Financial Foundation". In 13 short (3-min or less) videos, Julio walks you through everything from debt to savings to credit and more.

Introduction to Managing your Personal Finance Debts
Click Here to Access via Alison
This free online course discusses "the prevention and alleviation of personal debt issues".

Money Skills
www.mru.org/money-skills
Taught by two university economics professors, this free course dives into the practical and confusing questions of adulting. Detailed yet accessible to beginners, find out how to invest, if it's better to buy or rent, and much more!

Free Legal Aid

LawHelp
www.lawhelp.org
This resource connects you to free legal aid resources for COVID-related concerns, disaster relief, domestic abuse & custody concerns, immigration assistance, government benefits, veterans assistance, and more. The website offers a comprehensive directory for each of US state and territory.

RocketLawyer
www.rocketlawyer.com
Currently offering free COVID legal advice and resources. Answer a few questions and you'll be be directed to legal help for either business or personal/family needs. You may also chat with a volunteer on-call attorney for free answers and legal advice.

American Bar Association (COVID-19 and Pro Bono)
www.americanbar.org
Free legal assistance for COVID-related legal concerns from the American Bar Association.

I need addiction or recovery support

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA is a confidential, free, 24/7, 365 day-a-year information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Therapy Tribe Addiction Treatment Platform
www.support.therapytribe.com
Community-based addiction support group.

Alcoholics Anonymous Online
www.onlinegroupaa.org
Online group meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup
www.aa-intergroup.org
Online meetings directory.

Never Alone Club
www.neveraloneclub.org
Chat rooms, daily online meetings, and 24/7 support & fellowship for those struggling with addiction and/or recovery.

The e-AA Group
www.e-aa.org/forum
Multi-topic Alcoholics Anonymous forum.

AddictionResource.net
www.addictionresource.net
Find the best drug & alcohol rehab center near you!

I need LGBTQ support or I am questioning my identity

The Trevor Project For LGBTQ Young Lives
www.thetrevorproject.org
Call 1-866-488-7386 or
Text START to 678678The Trevor Project was created to support youth who need a safe and judgment-free place to talk. You can connect with them via phone call, text message, or online chat. They have many resources about topics like coming out, Trans + Gender Identity, homelessness, Gay + Lesbian experiences, and many others. Click on “Resources” followed by “Trevor Support Center” to view every category.

The LGBT Hotline
www.lgbthotline.org
Call 1-888-843-4564

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
www.nqttcn.com
NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming the mental health of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC).

It Gets Better Project
www.itgetsbetter.org
Includes a curated list of over 1100 organizations in 40+ countries around the world offering support to LGBTQ+ youth.

Read: A Conversation with Non-Binary Transmac Person Mx. Lex Horwitz (They/Them)

I'm a person of color and want to connect with a therapist who looks like me

The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association(NAAPIMHA)
www.naapimha.org
For a list of API providers and communities by state, click “Resources” followed by “NAAPIMHA Service Providers”

Su Familia The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
www.healthyamericas.org/help-line
Call 1-866-783-2645
This bilingual national helpline provides information and connects you to over 13,000 local resources.

Black Mental Health Resources

The AAKOMA Project | www.aakomaproject.org  | @aakomaproject
Black Emotional Mental Health Collective (BEAM) | www.beam.community  | @_beamorg
Black Mental Health Alliance | www.blackmentalhealth.com  | @black_minds_matter_
Black Mental Wellness | www.blackmentalwellness.com  | @blackmentalwellness
Eustress | www.eustressinc.org  | @eustressinc
Inclusive Therapists | www.inclusivetherapists.com  | @inclusivetherapists
The Loveland Foundation | www.thelovelandfoundation.org  | @thelovelandfoundation
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute | www.marshap.org  | @mpjinstitute
Melanin and Mental Health | www.melaninandmentalhealth.com  | @melaninandmentalhealth
National Org for People of Color Against Suicide | www.nopcas.org
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness | www.sistaafya.com  | @sistaafya
Therapy For Black Girls | www.therapyforblackgirls.com  | @therapyforblackgirls
The OKRA Project | www.theokraproject.com  | @theokraproject
Therapy For Black Men | www.therapyforblackmen.org  | @therapyforblkmen
The Unapologetic Guide To Black Mental Health | www.rheedawalkerphd.com/book  | @dr.rheedawalker

I have been feeling low or experiencing mood swings

Anxiety and Depression Screening Tools
www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/ask-and-learn/screenings
Provided by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), this page helps screen you or a loved one for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, or a specific phobia. The results can be shared with your doctor or therapist to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment.

IMAlive
www.imalive.org
This is an online crisis intervention platform conducted via online messaging. Click “Chat Now” and a certified responder will message you immediately. This is a worldwide resource so no matter if it’s day or night there will be someone there to connect with you virtually.

Read: What are Anxiety Disorders?

Read:  What is Depression?

I am looking for COVID-related resources 

Free/low-cost COVID testing and online medical consultations

Read: 9 Telemedicine Services Offering Free Health Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Resources for Parents during COVID:

Child Mind Institute
www.childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents
This incredible list of resources assists the mental wellness of parents, educators, guardians & their dependents during the pandemic. The list includes live video chats, telehealth consultations, tips to help children adapt to the demands, restrictions, stress and grief of COVID, and more.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/covid-19/resources_helping_kids_parents_cope.aspx
This comprehensive list of resources for parents includes guides for talking to children about loved ones who are experiencing COVID, virtual & in-person activities for kids learning from home, and strategies & support for parents trying to balance the demands of life, COVID, and child wellness.

National Federation of Families
www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents
This awesome compilation of resources helps families navigate life during COVID. The list includes videos, toolkits, activities to use at home, and offers support for families with adult children, and children with special health care needs as well.

Mental Health Support for Lawyers During COVID

American Bar Association
www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_assistance/resources/covid-19--mental-health-resources
This page by the American Bar Association provides mental health resources for judges, lawyers and law students. This list include important information such as law practice management during the pandemic, challenges with mental health or substance use, and more.

Mental Health Support for Medical Professionals and Healers During COVID

Physician Support Line
www.physiciansupportline.com
Call 1-888-409-0141
This free and confidential support line service is available to physicians and medical students, 7 days a week, 8am to 1am (EST). Speak with volunteer psychiatrists who provide peer support, no appointment necessary. The goals of the Physician Support Line include normalizing the pursuit of mental wellness by physicians and medical students, and encouraging unity and empathy among medical colleagues.

PeerRxMed
www.peerrxmed.com
PeerRxMed aims to destigmatize conversation about burnout, so that medical professionals may find support for this very real (and widespread) challenge. Choose an IRL buddy to partner with through the program, and your 'team' will be guided by prompts for weekly, monthly and quarterly check-ins.

Hope4Healers
www.ncpsychology.org/hope4healers
This free and confidential service offers counseling to health care workers, childcare workers, first responders, and their families. Licensed mental health professionals work with clients to identify solutions to their challenges and methods for managing stress.

I have been feeling an urge to self-harm

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Call or Text 1-800-273-8255
Options for Español & Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is for Americans who need to connect with help quickly. This service is open 24/7 and can conduct chats in Spanish and for the Hearing impaired. The website lists additional resources for specific communities like LGBTQ, youth, veterans, loss survivors, and attempt survivors. They can help connect you to local resources if you want to take the next step in your healing journey.

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 to connect you with a trained crisis counselor ready to help you through any situation you’re finding challenging. This can range from school stress to coronavirus anxiety, depression to suicidal thoughts, and everything in between. A safe and confidential platform, Crisis Text Line can help you through your most difficult moments.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives Information Line
www.selfinjury.com
Call 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally-recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

Self Mutilators Anonymous is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit support group, dedicated to providing a safe space and helping those recover from physical self-injury, with weekly virtual support group meetings. Along with tailor-made literature called Layers to Discovery written for us by us.

Self Mutilators Anonymous (SMA)
www.selfmutilatorsanonymous.org
A non-profit support group dedicated to providing a safe space to & helping individuals recover from self-injury, with weekly virtual support group meetings. Tailor-made literature section called "Layers of Discovery" also available.

 
International Society for the Study of Self Injury (ISSS)
Experienced clinicians, expert researchers, and passionate community members dedicated to advancing research and treatment of non-suicidal self injury.
 

Suicide Prevention Wiki
www.suicideprevention.wikia.com

I’m looking for hope during a dark time

These videos may contain language or imagery that might be triggering for some people. However, they all have a common and powerful message: to encourage you to continue fighting through your difficult times, seek out help, and hold onto hope.


Your Story Is Important
Electric Forest & TWLOHA

I have been having thoughts of suicide

I’m in immediate harm or danger

  • Visit Your Local Emergency Room
    Your local hospital’s emergency room is staffed with professionals 24/7 who are trained in crisis response and can help support you and keep you safe. If you feel you are safe enough to get yourself from your current location to the emergency room, this is another option for getting immediate help. You can also ask a trusted friend or loved one to drive you to the hospital. It can often be helpful to have the support of someone you know and trust.


Contact Emergency Services
Call 9-1-1
If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, calling 9-1-1 may be necessary. Please notify the operator that this is a mental health emergency and ask for officers trained in crisis intervention. This will connect you with first responders and emergency medical services. These are trained professionals who can help evaluate your situation, offer support in ways best for your situation, and keep you safe. It can be scary to take this step, but it is one of the most brave things you can do if you struggle with suicidal ideation that has escalated to the point you are no longer safe.

  • Contact Poison Control
    www.poison.org
    Call 1-800-222-1222 or
    Text POISON to 797979
    Contact Poison Control right away for expert medical advice if you suspect a poisoning or poison-related emergency such as chemical burns. Help is available via text, online with webPOISONCONTROL, or by phone 24/7. Every option is free, expert, and confidential.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Call or Text 1-800-273-8255
Options for Español & Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is for Americans who need to connect with help quickly. This service is open 24/7 and can conduct chats in Spanish and for the Hearing impaired. The website lists additional resources for specific communities like LGBTQ, youth, veterans, loss survivors, and attempt survivors. They can help connect you to local resources if you want to take the next step in your healing journey.

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 to connect you with a trained crisis counselor ready to help you through any situation you’re finding challenging. This can range from school stress to coronavirus anxiety, depression to suicidal thoughts, and everything in between. A safe and confidential platform, Crisis Text Line can help you through your most difficult moments.

I’m looking for hope during a dark time

These videos may contain language or imagery that might be triggering for some people. However, they all have a common and powerful message: to encourage you to continue fighting through your difficult times, seek out help, and hold onto hope.


Your Story Is Important
Electric Forest & TWLOHA

I would like more information on suicidal thoughts

Read: Why Asking for Help With Suicidal Thoughts Is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do

Read: What You Need To Know About Passive Suicidal Thoughts And How To Decrease Them

Read:  Creating A Safety Plan

I am spending too much time on digital devices

I'm in an abusive relationship

Domestic Violence Resources

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or visit their website to chat with someone to help you for free 24/7. Their advocates are here to listen without judgement and help you begin to address what’s going on in your relationship.

Read: What To Expect When You Reach Out To NDVH

Read: Creating A Safety Plan

Read: Abuse in Disability Communities

Also be sure to visit Womenslaw.org and click on "Places That Help" for a state-by-state directory of domestic violence shelters and advocates.

Read: Safety When Preparing To Leave An Abuser

Read: Safety While Using The Internet as your computer could be monitored by an abuser.

 

LGBTQ+ Specific Resources

If you’re a gay man who’s being abused, you can also find support and advice: U.S.: 1-800-832-1901 or Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project

Contact The Hotline 24/7 to discuss your situation with an advocate, access LGBTQ+ referrals to additional services, and identify available options to help you create a safety plan.

Read: Abuse In LGBTQ Communities

 

Domestic Violence Resources for Native Americans

The StrongHearts Native Helpline offers free, confidential support services for Native American and Alaska Native survivors of domestic violence every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST through a partnership between The Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. Note: contacts made to StrongHearts after hours will have the option to connect with advocates from The Hotline.

StrongHearts advocates have a strong knowledge of Native cultures and communities, including issues of tribal sovereignty and the law, and may be able to help you identify resources specific to your community.

 

Need help, but not ready to talk in person?

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IMAlive
www.imalive.org
This is an online crisis intervention platform conducted via online messaging. Click “Chat Now” and a certified responder will message you immediately. This is a worldwide resource so no matter if it’s day or night there will be someone there to connect with you virtually.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Call or Text 1-800-273-8255
Options for Español & Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is for Americans who need to connect with help quickly. This service is open 24/7 and can conduct chats in Spanish and for the Hearing impaired. The website lists additional resources for specific communities like LGBTQ, youth, veterans, loss survivors, and attempt survivors. They can help connect you to local resources if you want to take the next step in your healing journey.

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 to connect you with a trained crisis counselor ready to help you through any situation you’re finding challenging. This can range from school stress to coronavirus anxiety, depression to suicidal thoughts, and everything in between. A safe and confidential platform, Crisis Text Line can help you through your most difficult moments.

Veterans Crisis Line
www.veteranscrisisline.net
Call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or
Text 838255
Options for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Veterans Crisis Line is available everyday, 24/7 and can assist veterans (including service members, National Guard and Reserve) in need of support, or anyone who has a concern about someone's mental health or safety.

Teen Line
www.teenlineonline.org
Call 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or

Call 1-800-852-TEEN (8336) or
Text TEEN to 839863
Teen Line is a non-profit, community based organization that provides emotional support to youth. It is their mission to provide peer-based education and support before problems become a crisis. Phone Line available 6pm-10pm (PST). Text Line available 6pm-9pm (PST). Email support and online message boards also available.

I'm okay, but I want to help my friend who is struggling.

Click to View Resources

It can be challenging to navigate a conversation with your friend if they are struggling. The resources included below have been a huge influence for us at Self-Care Is For Everyone. We deeply appreciate and encourage you to "understand the humanity behind the words of the other and patiently summon one's own best self and one's own most generous words and questions".

Be There
www.bethere.org
This site is full of excellent resources about helping someone you care about! Be There Basics will help you learn how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives you tools to help you support and be there for them.

Be There's "5 Golden Rules" are a great place to start:

Rule #1 – Say what you see
Rule #2 – Show you care
Rule #3 – Hear them out
Rule #4 – Know your role
Rule #5 – Connect to help

Read: Better Conversations - A Starter Guide

Read: Creating A Safety Plan with Your Family, Friends, or Therapist