There are a huge number of mental health-related resources available online. Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what’s most useful and relevant to you. Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.
As well, you might find the following posts helpful:
- Mental health worksheets galore
- Online mental health workbooks
- Crisis resources for suicide prevention
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resources from Russ Harris
Beat: A UK-based eating disorders charity
The Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addictions has useful publications like the Antidepressant Skills Workbook, Antidepressant Skills at Work, and Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Centre for Clinical Interventions – mental health info and worksheets
CBT Skills Training Workbook – for anxiety and depression
CREST.BD Quality of Life Tool for people with bipolar disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – resources for people with depression and bipolar disorder, including peer support groups
DBT Peer Connections – free online peer-led DBT skills course
Dealing With Psychosis – a self-care toolkit from a Canadian health authority
Heads Up Guys: Depression resource for men
I’m Alive: online crisis chat
Here to Help is a Canadian site with mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resources
Moodjuice – self-help guides for common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD) from NHS Forth Valley
National Self-Harm Network publications: The ‘hurt yourself less’ workbook and Cutting the risk: self-harm, self-care, & risk reduction
CBT self-help worksheets
Recovery Star – a multi-pronged approach to wellness
Trails to wellness: CBT-based resources for depression and anxiety
Walk Along lets you track factors like mood, sleep, and exercise, and share messages with other users.
Mental health service providers
There are people making positive contributions to the mental health blogging community who are also making a difference providing mental health services.
Counsellor in Richmond, Virginia:
Twitter-based mental health peer support service:
Fight stigma and share mental health stories
There are a lot of ways to share your work and read what others living with mental illness have to say. Here are a few of them. You can find more info on my posts Spreading your writing wings and Ways to share your story.
The Buddy Project You Are Not Alone campaign
Expand Your Mind
These resources aren’t about mental health, but learning new things is a great way to build new connections in your brain and improve your overall mental wellbeing.