Mental health resources

There are a huge number of mental health 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:

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Russ HarrisAcceptance and Commitment Therapy resources from Russ Harris


Anxiety Canada logo    Anxiety Canada:  My Anxiety Plan and the MindShift™ app


Beat Eating Disorders logoBeat: A UK-based eating disorders charity


Beyond Blue logoBeyond Blue: info and resources for a range of mental health conditions, plus safety planning for suicide prevention


CARMHAThe 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 logoCentre for Clinical Interventions – mental health info and worksheets


Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust logoCBT Skills Training Workbook – for anxiety and depression


crest.bd bipolar disorder research team logoCREST.BD Quality of Life Tool – for people with bipolar disorder


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance logo

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – resources for people with depression and bipolar disorder, including peer support groups


DBT Peer Connections logo: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  Skills TrainingDBT Peer Connections – free online peer-led DBT skills course


HeadsUpGuysHeads Up Guys: Depression resource for men


HealthEachOther logoHealthEachOther: supports the establishment of community connections around health, including support groups.  Currently beta testing in Ann Arbor, MI.


heretohelpHere to Help is a Canadian site with mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resources.  Has a Dealing with psychosis toolkit.


I'm alive crisis chat logo I’m Alive: online crisis chat


MoodjuiceMoodjuice – self-help guides for common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD)  from NHS Forth Valley


National self-harm network logoNational Self-Harm Network publications: The ‘hurt yourself less’ workbook and Cutting the risk: self-harm, self-care, & risk reduction


Psychology Tools logo

Psychology Tools – primarily CBT-based self-help worksheets


recoverystarRecovery Star  – a multi-pronged approach to wellness


Trails to wellness logoTrails to wellness: CBT-based resources for depression and anxiety


WalkAlongWalk Along lets you track factors like mood, sleep, and exercise, and share messages with other users.


Wellness Recovery Action Plan logoWellness Recovery Action Plan – has crisis plan and post-crisis plan templates

 


Services for People With Mental Illness

These are people/services making positive contributions to the mental health conmmunity.

 

Johnzelle Anderson: Panoramic Counselling

Johnzelle is a counsellor (LPC) in Richmond, Virginia, with lived experience of mental illness.


No Longer Lonely logoNo Longer Lonely is a dating site specifically for people with mental illnesses.  I’m not endorsing it because I haven’t tried it, but I think it’s an excellent idea.


Twitter-based MH peer support:

MH crisis angels logoMH crisis angels

 


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.

Blurt Foundation logo


Bring Change to Mind logo


Buddy project logo The Buddy Project You Are Not Alone campaign


I am 1 in 4 logo   I am 1 in 4


Mental Health Talk logo


The Mighty logo


Mind charity logo


Mind your Mind logo


National Alliance on Mental Illness logo


NoStigmas logo


OC87 recovery diaries


Rethink Mental Illness logo


SANE mental health charity logo   SANE Mental Health Charity


Sick not weak logo


Stigma Fighters logo


Time to change logo

 


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.

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