Help is at your fingertips:
- halfofus.com:Offers self-help tools and articles. Topics such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse are covered.
- Center for Complicated Grief:Hosted by the Center for Complicated Grief, this long list of resources gives people alternative outlets, social support groups, and organizations to connect with when healing from the loss of a loved one.
- CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers:CenterLink’s helpful services are now available online. This website offers links to health centers across the U.S. and links to advocacy groups and educational services.
- National Center for Victims of Crime:This resource enables victims of all types of crimes (think: bullying, physical abuse, stalking, and even terrorism) to secure the specific type of help they need. Individuals in need can plug in their desired assistance, from case advocacy to counseling, along with their state and county for immediate, local help.
- National Eating Disorder Association of America:A pioneer in the education and treatment for eating disorders, NEDA extends a wide range of support services, learning tools, and opportunities to advocate on behalf of those with an eating disorder.
- National Institute of Mental Health:One of the most comprehensive and trusted sources for information about mental illness, the National Institute of Mental Health’s site is packed with educational tools designed to promote awareness and provide funding for research. It serves as a hub on a variety of topics: the latest news on a range of disorders, updates on new treatments, and reports on insurance coverage.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:This government-sponsored dependencies and mood or behavioral issues. SAMHSA also offers many resources for people suffering from these issues.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255): This suicide prevention hotline is available 24/7 and is staffed by well-trained individuals who can talk to you and offer local referrals if needed.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7223): Trained domestic violence advocates are available to help those trapped in dangerous home situations 24/7. To receive immediate counseling free of charge and gain access to local resources that can assist you in implementing a safety plan and seeking refuge, call The National Domestic Hotline’s toll-free number.
- National Eating Disorder Association Helpline (1-800-931-2237): If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call a trained NEDA representative at the NEDA hotline and they will provide you with information about eating disorders, treatment options, and referrals for help.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673): This hotline can offer counsel and link sexual assault victims to resources that can help them navigate through a traumatic situation. The group’s website also hosts a free and confidential online chat.