Mental Health Resource Directory

Mental health resource directory from Mental Health @ Home

There are a huge number of mental health resources available online whether you’re looking for websites or apps.  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. This mental health resource directory pulls together some of the best that I’ve come across.  Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.

You might also find the following resources on MH@H helpful:

Mental Health Websites

  • Healthy Place: has a broad range of mental health info; founded by mental health advocate Natasha Tracy
  • HelpGuide: an ad-free site operated by a non-profit organization dedicated to a woman who lost her life by suicide
  • Here to Help [Canada]: mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resource, as well as a toolkit on dealing with psychosis
  • PositivePsychology.com: info on a variety of mental illnesses and psychology topics, as well as therapy-related resources
  • Psych Central: covers a broad spectrum of mental health and psychology topics
  • PsychReg: has articles on mental health by professionals as well as personal mental health stories
  • SANE [UK]: info on a wide range of conditions
  • The Mighty: an online community for people with mental illness and other chronic illnesses

Medications

Professional/Government Sites

A quick note about WebMD—they’re not as authoritative as they might seem to be, and there are other sources that will give you a clearer picture when it comes to mental illness.

Specific Disorders

Anxiety, depression, & bipolar

Borderline personality disorders

Eating disorders

OCD

Psychotic disorders

Self-harm/Nonsuicidal self-injury

Substance use disorders

  • Recover Together by Google: a substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery resource
  • SMART recovery: mutual support based on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)

Trauma and trauma-related disorders

Clinical Trials

Research findings drive innovation and evidence-based practice. If you’re interested in being a participant in clinical trials, you can find available opportunities here:

Therapy-based self-help section of the mental heatlh resource directory

The post free mental health workbooks has links to a wider variety of sites with free therapy-based workbooks and worksheets

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Mental health apps, part of the mental health resource directory

These mental health apps are either free or have a substantial amount of free content in addition to premium content.  They’re available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play unless otherwise specified.

ACT Coach app logo

ACT Coach: acceptance and commitment therapy-based info & tools

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Calm in the Storm (App Store): stress management & safety plan tools

CBT-i Coach app for insomnia

CBT-i Coach: CBT for insomnia tools

eMoods bipolar mood tracker logo

eMoods: a mood tracker for bipolar disorder

Health Storylines logo

track moods, symptoms, and meds

Me v PMDD app logo

Me v. PMDD: track PMDD symptoms

Mindshift app logo

MindShift: CBT thought tools, relaxation strategies, and coping activities

Moodfit

Moodfit: mindfulness, breathing exercises, factor tracking (e.g. mood, sleep)

nOCD app logo

nOCD: (App Store): self-help for OCD based on exposure and response prevention

PTSD Coach app logo

PTSD Coach: tools for managing PTSD symptoms

Remente app icon

Remente: goal setting, balancing different life areas, mood tracking

Rootd app logo

Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management

sanvello mental health app logo

Sanvello (formerly Pacifica): mood tracking, CBT tools, guided meditations

Therachat app icon

Therachat: tracking tools and journalling

Up! bipolar mood app logo

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker

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Woebot: a chatbot that helps with mood tracking and CBTexercises

Calm Harm app logo

Calm Harm: 5-15 minute strategies to help ride out self-harm urges

Catch It app icon

Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS

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Done: A Simple Habit Tracker (App Store): monitor healthy habits

FearTools app logo

FearTools: CBT tools for managing anxiety

Happify

Happify: build skills along chosen wellness tracks

InnerHour app logo

InnerHour: self-help for anxiety & depression

Moodnotes

Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it

Pixels mental health app logo

Pixels (Google Play): track thoughts & emotions to see patterns

Quirk CBT app logo

Quirk: CBT tool to examine thoughts and identify cognitive distortions

Recovery Record app logo

Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management has food logs, meal planning, and coping skills

Samaritans app logo

Samaritans Self-Help app: track mood and manage emotional health

SAM

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools, anxiety coping strategies

TruReach

TruReach: CBT audio lessons

What's Up mental health app

What’s up – A Mental Health App: info, tracking tools, coping strategies

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Youper: an “emotional health assistant” using AI technology

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Meditation & Mindfulness Resources

Wellness Resources

Suicide crisis resources – reach out

Suicide Prevention Apps

While contact info in these apps is country-specific, they still have content that’s useful for anyone wherever they are. There are more resources, including crisis lines, on the Suicide and Mental Illness: Let’s Talk About It page.

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