Mental Health Resources

Descriptions are directly quoted from each resource’s website.

DBSA: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Support Groups Help
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

IBPF: International Bipolar Foundation

The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide:

  • The general public
  • Health and emergency preparedness professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Government and business leaders
  • School systems
  • Local communities

Mental Health America

Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

NAMI FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)  ~  Call 24/7

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 press 1
Text to 838255
Confidential Veterans Live Chat available online

8 thoughts on “Mental Health Resources

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic September 20, 2014 / 5:10 am

    Great list. So important to know what resources are out there!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dyane September 19, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Laura had a great idea & you get an A+ for speedy follow up! 😉
    This is an outstanding list! Thanks for making all the good stuff easily accessible to us!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kitt O'Malley September 20, 2014 / 1:31 pm

      Actually, I published it as a permanent “Page” with a menu heading first, then copied and pasted it into a “Post” to get it out there. Many people just read the latest posts.

      Liked by 1 person

      • dyane September 20, 2014 / 3:14 pm

        You are packed with awesome AND get this – you are better than chocolate. I know that sounds outlandish, even blasphemous, but it’s true.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Laura Droege September 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

    Wonderful list of resources, Kitt. You might consider putting this information on a separate page on your site so people can quickly reference it.

    Liked by 1 person

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