If you are feeling suicidal and/or do not feel safe with yourself, please reach out immediately. There are many numbers you can call. People are there to listen. You are NOT alone.
If you are in the United States, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you cat chat directly through their site.
There are also regional suicide hotlines in many states, as well as hotlines that cater primarily to specific groups, whether veterans or Spanish speaking individuals or other groups. You can find a compiled list of suicide prevention hotlines compiled here at Suicide.org.
If you are outside of The United States, there is a list of suicide prevention hotlines for many other countries compiled here at Suicide.org.
Mental Illness Resources within the United States:
National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, is a nation-wide advocacy group within the United States that advocates for the mentally ill. NAMI works not only on a national level, but has has state and local chapters, as well. They can be reached via their website or by calling their helpline at (800) 950-6264.
Active Minds is a national organization within the United States that works with college students struggling with mental health issues. They have chapters at many college campuses throughout the country. You can contact them not only on your local campus or through their website, but also by calling their Washington, DC office at (202) 332-9595 .
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, also known as DBSA, is a national mental health advocacy group. They can be reached via their website or by calling (800) 826-3632.
Mental Health America, also known as MHA, is a national mental health advocacy group with over 200 affiliates in 41 states. They can be reached via their website or by calling (800) 969.6642.
DrugRehab.com is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction. Though depression and other mood disorders are the number-one risk factor for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse – even without depression – are a close second. Their mission is to bring awareness to this fact by educating at least one new person a day about substance abuse.
Mental Health Resources State by State:
Mental Health Resources outside the United States:
I hope to continuously add resources to this list until no one, regardless of their location, falls through the cracks because they feel there is nowhere to turn. I hope to one day compile a world-wide list of resources for all those in need of mental health support and advocacy.
If any of the links provided above no longer work, please contact me so they can be updated or removed as needed.
If you have a mental health organization you would like added to my list, please send me your organization’s name, the region you serve, website, phone number and any other pertinent information you wish shared.