I'm not a professional, but I know some!
About This Resources Page
This page is to support your mental health journey and to help you to start looking into what could work for YOU.
I'm just a lady trying to make a difference. I am an advocate, NOT a professional therapist, and I CANNOT (and would not!) offer medical advice. This page contains many informational links, and on its own does not substitute professional help and is NOT for diagnosis purposes!
The below links are websites, hotlines, mental health professional finders, apps, blogs, etc. that I have found helpful for MYSELF or that have been recommended to me by people I trust.
None of these sites pay me to have info shown here.
Crisis Hotlines & Sites
CheckPoint Website w/ Worldwide Directory - https://checkpointorg.com/global/
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) - https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
US Suicide Hotlines: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
International Suicide Hotlines: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Befrienders - http://www.befrienders.org
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor in the U.S. - Free, 24/7, Confidential - https://www.crisistextline.org
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (US) - https://988lifeline.org/ - dial 988 on your phone - the previous Lifeline phone number will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis: 1.800.273-TALK (8255) -1.800.799.4889 (for deaf and hard of hearing)
Canada Crisis Centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/crisis-centres/canadian-crisis-centres/
Germany Crisis Line: https://ktsbb.de/startseite.html
South Africa Hotlines:
Veteran Crisis Line (for active U.S. service members, veterans, and family members) - http://www.veteranscrisisline.net - 1.800.273.8255 - SMS: 838255
The Trevor Project (for LGBT youth, friends and family members) - http://www.thetrevorproject.org - 1.866.488.7386
Trans Lifeline - 877.565.8860
LGBT National Youth Talkline - 1.800.246.7743
The Steve Fund Crisis Textline - text STEVE to 741741 (adults)
Lifeline - 1.800.273.8255
GLBT National Hotline - 1.888.843.4564
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - www.samhsa.gov - 1.800.622.4357 (English and Spanish) - 1-800.487.4889 (TTY)
Domestic, Dating & Sexual Violence
Domestic Violence Services - Chayn https://chayn.co/tools/
Global Network of Women’s Shelters - https://www.gnws.org/
StrongHearts Native Helpline - https://strongheartshelpline.org/ - 1.844.7NATIVE (762-8483)
National Domestic Violence Hotline - https://www.thehotline.org/ - 1.800.799.7233
RAINN - https://www.rainn.org/ - 800.656.4673
National Eating Disorders Association - www.NationalEatingDisorders.org - 1.800.931.2237
Gambling Addiction - GamTalk - www.gamtalk.org - 1.800.522.4700 (US) - 1.800.633.649 (TTY) - 1.866.332.2322 (Canada) - 1.844.TU.VALES (Espanol)
Mental Health Professional Finders & Directories
Momma's highly recommended mental health resources finders:
here with an actual CARE TEAM to help you find help: You Are Rad Therapist Finder
here by zipcode: Psychology Today by Zipcode
here for international mental health support: To Write Love on Her Arms International Resource List
here for kink-allied and sex-positive support: Psychology Today Search by Sex Positive & Kink Allied
More resources that have been recommended by the community:
Not much money but need therapy? Go to http://psychologytoday.com and check the box “sliding scale” to find a therapist near you whose cost is based on your income.
Flo (NOT recommended for use in the US since the overturning of Roe v Wade, do not use any apps that track your period data - unless you're someone who DOESN'T menstruate, then use it to skew the data like the chaos-bringer you are at heart)
Here is a really nifty tool to help you find a mental health app related to a user-specified condition or treatment type:
(you can filter by platform, audience and cost; you can sort by credibility, user experience, transparency and app name!)
Mental Health Resources, Blogs, General Wellness Resources & Sites
Feeling down? Text mommafoxfire (all lowercase) to 512-647-2871 to receive encouragement via text from others in our community.
Have some extra love to go around & want to support someone else? Text volunteer to 512-233-6959 to show love to folks who need it today!
This is run through HeartSupport, which is a non-profit that helps people with depression, anxiety, addictions and more!
Trackers, Planners & Organizers
Anxiety Relief Products
Self-Care, Mindfulness & Relaxation Products
Book Recommendations From the Podcast Interviews with Mental Health Professionals
General Book Recommendations
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