At some point, you will face a mental health challenge. However, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and help is available at all times thanks to the following mental health resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): The official AA website has a search feature to help you locate local resources near you, as well as online resources like daily reflections and videos.
American Psychiatry Association: This is the largest professional membership organization of psychiatrists in the world. The APA can help you find a psychiatrist in your area and has resources on a range of mental health topics like anxiety disorders and postpartum depression.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): The ADAA raises awareness, promotes research advancement, provides referrals, and treatment information for those with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorders, and related disorders.
BetterHelp: You can use the BetterHelp site to find a mental health provider.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: In addition to awarding grants to scientists conducting research on mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation also has a blog that shares mental health advice.
Calm: Calm is an app designed to help people meditate and improve their sleep.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): On the CMS website you can discover what benefits, as well as your eligibility, you have to mental health programs and how you can enroll.
Crisis Text Line: If you require immediate help, the Crisis Text Line enables you to send a text and connect with a crisis counselor.
Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Here Delaware residents can access services and programs, such as the Delaware Psychiatric Center (DPC), Crisis Intervention Services (CIS), and prevention services.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Run by individuals with depression and bipolar disorder, this national peer-led organization provides support and education to those who have mood disorders.
Fitness Blender: If you want to find a way to handle daily stress Fitness Blender has free videos on healthy living and exercise routines to make this possible.
Freedom from Fear: For those with anxiety and depression this nonprofit advocacy organization has a wide range of research-based information and treatment referrals for you.
Headspace: Headspace is another tool that can teach you how to reduce stress and improve the quality of your sleep.
HealGrief: Here you’ll find programs and resources if you’re experiencing depression caused by grief.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): If you need assistance getting access to health care, HRSA can you locate affordable healthcare.
Help is Here Delaware: Here you can receive free mental health care online, calling 833-9-HOPEDE, or in-person.
MedlinePlus — Mental Health: This is the National Institutes of Health’s collection of resources from the National Library of Medicine that includes a wealth of information from mental health conditions, treatment options, and the latest research.
Mental Health America: MHA is the leading community-based nonprofit that focuses on addressing the needs of those living with mental illness.
Mental Health Resources (MHR): “Mental Health Resources (MHR) is a progressive, nonprofit organization that offers community-based mental health and substance use disorder services to adults recovering from serious mental illness.”
NAMI Delaware: The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the largest grassroots mental health organization. Its website contains a list of organizations and helplines for various mental health concerns, as well as resources for financial assistance, legal advocacy, and community support.
National Institute on Aging — Health Information: This site provides an index of information, videos, and training tools regarding senior health, which does include mental health and wellness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you’re in distress, here you’ll find phone numbers and resources that you should access immediately.
Office on Women’s Health — Mental Health Resources: This site provides research, publications, Surgeon General Reports, and general information for women’s mental health issues.
Recovery Warriors: Through the RiseUp app if you’re in recovery from eating disorders you can log your meals, emotions, and behaviors
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): For general information on mental health or to find nearby treatment services call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
The American Institute of Stress: If you have insomnia due to anxiety and stress, this site has advice on how you can improve your sleep.
The LGBT National Help Center: Here you can find peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults, and seniors either by phone, text, or online chat.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus: On the NLM website, you’ll find directories and lists of organizations that can help you locate a health practitioner.
The Trevor Project: This organization offers suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth who are between the ages of 13 and 24.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the VA offers PTSD Coach, an app that contains resources on getting help.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Mental Health in Adolescents: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has information focused on adolescent mental health disorders and how to access care.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Office of Minority Health: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is a website containing statistics, news, and treatment information.
UCLA’s ExploreIM: This site was created by the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine to share advice on building healthy meals, living well, and reducing stress.
ULifeline: This a project of the Jed Foundation that offers free and confidential emotional health resources to colleges and universities.