Support Resources For Mind, Body, Spirit
Support Resources For Mind, Body, Spirit
Acknowledging you’re struggling is the first step in seeking the support of others. We have collated a small list of resources that may be helpful to those seeking assistance. More links may be added over time.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24/7 free support for those in distress, or their loved ones. Chat online or call 1-800-273-8255. Spanish speaking: 1-888-628-9454 Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Mental & Emotional Health
When it comes to your mental wellbeing, there is a wide spectrum of disorders that can affect your mental health such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Here are some helpful resources.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) Though primarily focused on research, the NIHM does provide support both online and by phone through its resource center. It also provides a list of contact phone numbers for a wide range of emotional and mental support organizations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI offers advice and advocacy on issues related to mental health as well as support for mental health sufferers. You can contact them through their toll-free Hotline, NAMI’s support groups, or join their online discussion groups.
Mental Health America (MHA) Started in 1909, MHA has become America’s largest community-based mental health organization. It aims to promote as well as prevent mental illness, with a focus on early intervention through support. MHA has over 200 affiliates located throughout the USA.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) This organization is an international non-profit association that provides support for anxiety, depression, and related disorders. It offers educational as well as practical assistance to help those who suffer from anxiety. You can find professional help through ADAA’s “Find Help” section.
SupportLine Offering help within the UK, you can contact SupportLine through their Helpline. They also have online advice for a wide range of emotional and mental health issues.
Emotions Anonymous (EA) Taking inspiration from Alcoholics Anonymous, EA was created to offer support for people struggling with emotional issues. It has weekly meetups as well as offering a 12-Step Program to help individuals overcome their emotional problems.
American Psychological Association (APA) With over 122,000 members the APA is the top organization within the USA in providing resources and training in all aspects of psychology and mental health. The APA has confidential phone counseling, as well as the ability to locate a psychologist near you through its “Find a Psychologist” search function.
Depression and Bipolar Support (DBSA) Focused specifically on mood disorders, the DBSA offers online support 24/7 to those suffering from such issues. They have 600 support groups and 200 chapters scattered throughout the USA as well as online and print resources that will give you the help you need.
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) Started in 1948, the goal of the WFMH is to prevent mental and emotional issues through the promotion of proper care and education. You can reach out to them via their social media accounts as well as through their website.
Mental Health UK Mental Health UK brings together mental health organizations and people so that those who suffer from psychological issues have the support they need to overcome their problems. Help is offered through support groups, advice, and Mental Health UK’s digital platform.
Mind Based in the UK, Mind offers support and advice, as well as campaigning for the improvement of mental health awareness. They run an informational phone line that costs you the price of a local phone call (within the UK). You not only get advice regarding mental health, but also legal support regarding mental health.
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is psychotherapy in which you look at and challenge the accuracy of the thoughts you have. CBT is effective at helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Through NACBT’s site, you have access to Webinars, courses, and a directory of CBT therapists.
LGBT National Help Center – hotline, chat, email, and can help you find support in your local area.
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. They offer a 24/7 helpline, online chat, and other resources to support young people in crisis.
GLBTNearMe – Largest collection of LGBTQ resources on the web.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) USA
Free support that helps with referrals to support groups and/or treatment centers. 1-800-662-4357
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
In the Rooms – A global recovery community offering a variety of virtual group meetings several times a day.
Virtual resources from SAMHSA – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has lots of helpful recovery resources, from virtual meetings to message boards and more.
For Loved Ones:
SMART Recovery Family & Friends
Tetyana Azarova – Using Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry, Tetyana uses Zoom video to help individuals to understand the roots of their emotional pain and traumatic memories, guide them to release this pain and shift to the place of Inner Power and Resilience. Send her an email to request more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Online Therapy Options – Great article that goes over common online therapy options.
Abuse of any kind is not ok. Help is available.
USA: National Domestic Violence Hotline – Open 24/7. You can chat, text, or call and speak to a professional who can help. 1-800-799-7233
CANADA: Ending Violence Association of Canada
Domestic Violence Resource Guide
Relationship issues extend beyond romantic partnerships. Problems can arise between parents and children, siblings, peers, and work colleagues. If you or someone you know has trouble with a relationship, you can find support in the organizations below.
Stan Tatkin – Excellent books and resources to help couples.
Attachment Theory with Thai Gibson – Learn about your attachment styles to help you enjoy better relationships. Thai Gibson is a wonderful teacher on this topic.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) As a professional association AAMFT supports over 50,000 marriage and family therapists both within and outside of America. You can use the “Find a Therapist” feature to locate a professional counselor in your location. There are also articles available that cover a wide range of relationship and mental health topics.
BetterHelp This is an online service that provides “e-counseling”. You can choose from a range of licensed and vetted counselors who offer support for individuals, couples, or teens/children. The therapy provided by BetterHelp is vast and extends beyond relationship issues.
ReGain Another online service that offers discrete counseling services using certified and licensed mental health professionals. Regain acts as a 2-way channel in which the two individuals that are struggling with a relationship issue share a “room” in which they can communicate with each other and the assigned counselor.
Focus on the Family Well respected within the Christian faith, Focus of the Family offers a faith-based solution to family issues. You can contact them on their freephone number from (6 am – 8 pm (Mountain Time). Also, you can search for a licensed Christian counselor in your area.
Dr Joe Dispenza: Joe combines neuroscience and spirituality in a profound way and is transforming and often saving lives through the power of meditation.
Peter Levine – Trauma expert, Somatic Experiencing
Gabor Mate – Trauma, addiction, child development, Compassionate Inquiry
Irene Lyon – Nervous System, Trauma recovery, excellent YouTube teachings
Take A Brave Step Forward
Seeking help can feel scary at times.
Know that everyone needs help sometimes and there’s absolutely no shame about that.
It takes courage, and I just know you have some!
There are countless organizations, support groups, and online communities that are ready and more than willing to take your hand and help lead you to a new future. The list above is only a small sampling of what is available.