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Mental Health Resource Directory

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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.

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
  • 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
  • Rethink Mental Illness [UK]: mental health charity
  • SANE [UK]: mental health charity
  • The Mighty: an online community for people with mental illness and other chronic illnesses


  • 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 and 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

Psychiatric Advanced Directives

Therapist Blogs I Recommend

Workplace Mental Health

Specific Disorders


Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar

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

Borderline Personality Disorder

Eating Disorders


Postpartum/Maternal Mental Health

Psychotic Disorders

Self-Harm/Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Trauma-Related Disorders

Specific Populations




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

Free 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

Clear Fear app logo

Clear Fear: anxiety tracker and CBT tools

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

Moodlinks app logo

Moodlinks: CBT tools and mood tracking

nOCD app logo

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

PHQ-9 app logo

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

Recovery Record app logo

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

The Hopeful app logo

The Hopeful: self-care and mood tracking

Up app icon

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker

Wysa app logo

Wysa: AI chat and self-help exercises

ACT companion app logo

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

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

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

Moodnotes app logo

Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it

Pixels app lgoo

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

Remente app logo

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

SAM app lpogo

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

Therachat app icon

Therachat: tracking tools and journalling

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

Bearable app logo

Bearable: mood and symptom tracker

CBT-i app logo

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

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)

Moodtools app logo

Moodtools: a CBT app for depression

PTSD Coach app logo

PTSD Coach: tools for managing PTSD symptoms

Root'd app logo

Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management

Sanvello app logo

Sanvello: mood tracking, CBT tools, guided meditations

Sparkle app logo

Sparkle: self-care tracking app

TruReach app logo

TruReach: CBT audio lessons

Woebot app icon

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

Wellness & mindfulness resources

Wellness and Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness/Meditation Apps

Wellness-Related Courses

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 and Learning Modules

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

Psychology Courses

These courses are all offered for free.

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

Learning Resources for Health Professionals

Depression Tools for Primary Care Providers

Free Continuing Education on Mental Health and Illness

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