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 offers many useful publications, including the Antidepressant Skills Workbook, Antidepressant Skills at Work, and Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Centre for Clinical Interventions – Australian-based source for mental health information and worksheets
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Training Workbook – a CBT resource for anxiety and depression
CREST.BD Quality of Life Assessment Tool for people with bipolar disorder
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 organization that offers mental health information, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resources
Moodjuice – self-help guides for common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD) from NHS Forth Valley
Recovery Star – a multi-pronged approach to wellness
Walk Along allows you to track mood, sleep, exercise, and other factors and share messages with other users.
Fighting Stigma Around Mental Illness
To bring an end to stigma, we need to speak up. Here are some groups that are doing just that. A lot of them give you the opportunity to share your story.
Places to share your story
There are a lot of ways to share your work. Here are a few of them. You can find more info on my post Spreading your writing wings.
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.