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 Resource Directory Overview

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
  • Here to Help [Canada]: mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resource, as well as a toolkit on dealing with psychosis
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) [US]: mental health charity
  • 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
  • SANE [UK]: mental health charity
  • The Mighty: an online community for people with mental illness and other chronic illnesses

Medications

  • Epocrates: this app is targeted at health professionals, so it uses technical terminology, but it’s an information goldmine
  • Medline Plus: operated by the National Library of Medicine
  • NAMI: medication info and tips on getting help paying for medications (in the US)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Mental health medications booklet (from 2008, but it still gives a good overview)
  • RxList.com: gives details on how often side effects occur with drug vs. placebo

Professional/Government Sites

  • American Psychiatric Association: has info about various psychiatric disorders that’s geared towards patients and families
    • SMI Advisor: has information specific to serious mental illness (SMI), which generally includes psychotic and mood disorders
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: webinars aimed at patients and families on topics including depression, psychotherapy, and schizophrenia
  • Mentalhealth.gov [US]: contains a collection of mental health information from several government agencies
  • NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) [US]: general mental health info
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists [UK]: info on mental health conditions

Workplace Mental Health

Specific Disorders

Anxiety, Depression, & Bipolar

These disorders are listed here together because many of the resources overlap across them.

Borderline Personality Disorder
Postpartum/Maternal Mental Health
Psychotic Disorders
Self-Harm/Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Substance Use Disorders
Trauma-Related Disorders

Specific Populations

Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour
LGBTQ+
Men
Youth & Students

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:


Mental health apps

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

Calm Harm app logo

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

CBT-i app logo

CBT-i Coach: CBT for insomnia tools (Insomnia Coach app also available)

eMoods tracker logo

eMoods: a mood tracker for bipolar disorder

Happify app logo

Happify: build skills along chosen wellness tracks

Me vs. PMDD app logo

Me v. PMDD: track PMDD symptoms

Moodnotes app logo

Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it

PHQ-9 app logo

PHQ-9: track your depression symptoms using the PHQ-9 test

Quirk app logo

Quirk: CBT tool to examine thoughts and identify cognitive distortions

Root'd app logo

Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management

Sanvello app logo

Sanvello: mood tracking, CBT tools, guided meditations

What's Up app logo

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

Youper app logo

Youper: an “emotional health assistant” using AI technology

ACT companion app logo

ACT Companion: acceptance and commitment therapy app to accompany The Happiness Trap

Calm in the Storm app logo

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

Clear Fear app logo

Clear Fear: anxiety tracker and CBT tools

FearTools app logo

FearTools: CBT tools for managing anxiety

Health Storylines app logo

Health Storylines: track moods, symptoms, and meds

MIndshift app logo

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

Moodtools app logo

Moodtools: a CBT app for depression

Pixels app lgoo

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

Recovery Record app logo

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

SAM app lpogo

SAM self-help app for the mind: tracking tools, anxiety coping strategies

TruReach app logo

TruReach: CBT audio lessons

Woebot app icon

Woebot: a chatbot that helps with mood tracking and CBT exercises

Bearable app logo

Bearable: mood and symptom tracker

Catch-it app logo

Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS

Daylio app logo

Daylio: mood and habit tracker, with room for diary entries

Done app logo

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

Feelmo logo

Feelmo: supports emotional awareness & regulation

InnerHour app logo

InnerHour: self-help for anxiety & depression

Moodfit app logo

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

nOCD app logo

nOCD: (App Store): OCD self-help 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

Therachat app icon

Therachat: tracking tools and journalling

Up app icon

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker

Wysa app logo

Wysa: AI chat and self-help exercises


Wellness & mindfulness resources

Wellness & Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness sites:

Mindfulness/meditation apps:

Wellness resources:

  • Action For Happiness: Ten Keys For Happier Living guidebook and monthly calendars suggesting wellness-promoting activities for each day of the month
  • Greater Good Magazine: this site from UC Berkeley has a variety of articles and quizzes related to different aspects of wellbeing
  • Here to Help: this Canadian site has a variety of wellness modules
  • National Institutes of Health: Emotional Wellness Toolkit
  • Passion Planner: downloadable journal pages
  • Recovery College from Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary: offers free courses led by peer support workers on a variety of topics related to recovery

Learn new things

Learn New Things

Learning new things gives you something purposeful to do, but it’s also the mental equivalent of physical exercise, helping your brain to build new neural connections. Neuroplasticity is a wonderful thing.

Mental Health Courses & Learning Modules

These courses are aimed at general audiences and people living with mental illness.


Free Professional Continuing Education on Mental Health

These free continuing education resources are intended for mental health professionals. For suicide-related CE, visit the Straight Talk on Suicide page.


General Courses

Public libraries sometimes offer access to free learning programs, so have a look to see what yours has to offer.


Brain Training Apps

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