Mental Health Resources

4Degrees - Advice, Books, Info and Help Learn about Axis II personality disorders. Includes Cluster A (odd/eccentric) disorders such as paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal; Cluster B (dramatic/erratic) disorders such as antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, and Cluster C (anxious/inhibited) disorders such as avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive.

Facing the Facts - When a Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder "Clinicians often recommend that family members of someone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder have a strong support system outside of the home. Facing the Facts/BPDFamily is one possible resource. We provide education, support, tools and perspective to help members improve their relationships with BPD loved ones, support them in their care, exit hopeless or abusive relationships, and work on themselves to live more fulfilling lives."

BPD Central Contains information on Borderline Personality Disorder and some information on Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Breakup Advice "Insight on Wisely Handling Breakup and Separation" - This site is for those planning to, or going through a breakup with a partner.

S.A.F.E Alternatives - Self Abuse Finally Ends A "nationally recognised treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behaviour".

Recover Your Life "One of the biggest and best Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although we are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, we also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with abuse, and many more!"

Sirius Project - Surviving Relapse One section of the Sirius Project is on self-harm. This is a page specifically dealing with relapse. You may have slipped up, but it's not over. One mistake does not erase all your hard work so far. Sometimes our challenges overwhelm us, but there's always the chance to get back up and keep getting better.

To Write Love on Her Arms "Hope is real. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWHOLA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery."

LifeSIGNS Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support "LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration "Partnering with people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders to guide the behavioral health system and promote individual-, program, and system-level approaches that foster health and resilience; increase permanent housing, employment, education, and other necessary supports; and reduce barriers to social inclusion."

Addict Help "Alcohol Drug Abuse Help & Resources Centre" - Help for those struggling with drug abuse and their families. Find programs and treatment centres near you.

The Good Drugs Guide "Your guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment" - Information about drugs, treatments and rehab centres. Covers behavioral addictions as well as chemical addictions. "Call 1-866-675-4912 now to begin the process of change."

National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Centre Alcohol, drug, detox, intervention and addiction help. Find rehab centres in your area. Call (800) 784-6776 to connect to their hotline, or use their 24/7 online chat hotline.

The Trevor Project
"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth." Contains information for suicide prevention, information and resources for LGBTQ youth, and information and resources for educators and parents.

Suicideology - Thinking about Suicide?
"AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide." This site contains statistics and tools, certification programs, current research, ways to help suicidal people, support for suicidal people, support for suicide loss survivors, and suicide attempt survivors support.

Suicide Forum
"A support forum for people in crisis". Forums for those suffering from suicidal feelings, those who have survived a suicide attempt, and those in a crisis situation. Forums for emotional support such as ED, self-harm, substance abuse, rape, depression, loss of a loved one, relationships, and general disorders.

Understanding Suicide
"No single explanation can account for all self-destructive behavior. Edwin Shneidman, a clinical psychologist who is a leading authority on suicide, described ten characteristics that are commonly associated with completed suicide. Schneidman's list includes features that occur most frequently and may help us understand many cases of suicide."

Survivors of Suicide
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? This site gives resources to help you understand suicide and its causes, as well as information about grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as some ways you can help them out.

Feeling Blue
About suicide, preventing suicide, how to get help when you're feeling suicidal, and how to cope in the aftermath of a suicide. This site also offers training, services, and resources.

SAVE
"Suicide prevention information, suicide, depression awareness".

National Counsel for Suicide Prevention
"To further effective suicide prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives." Contains links for many suicide help sites.

Unsuicide
A directory of online suicide help places, including IM, email, and more.

TREATMENT AND PROFESSIONAL HELP

Psychology Today Therapists
Detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada.

NMHA - Looking for treatment? No insurance? Start here. "These resources can be used to help you find mental health treatment services, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, in your community." - If you're looking for treatment, support groups, help paying for prescriptions, inpatient treatment or other information, this is the place. They also provide mental health information in Spanish.

Needy Meds "Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics" - Provides patient assistance programs, government programs, and additional resources for finding affordable help.

Drug Coupons Contains hundreds of manufacturer coupons for prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Free Medical Clinics A place to search for free medical help in your area.

Open Path Collective A nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care - at a steeply reduced rate - to individuals, couples, children and families in need.

Good Therapy "...unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy."

Breakthrough Online Therapy. "It's okay to ask for help."

Psychology Today Therapists Detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centres in the United States and Canada.

The Trevor Project:

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 - It's free and available 27/7.
Trevor Chat A free and confidential IM service that connects you to a volunteer for instant online help. Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT)
The Trevor Text: Text the word Trevor to 1-202-304-1200. Available on Thursdays and Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Standard text messaging rates apply.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 279 TALK (8255)

SAFE Alternatives: 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)

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