MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Numbers and websites to help you manage and master your wellbeing
Finding Therapy and Psychiatry
Ready to make an appointment to talk with a professional about your mental health? These sites may be able to help you in finding someone qualified, likable, and affordable!
Who is it for?
How does it work?
Anyone who is looking for a therapist, psychiatrist, treatment center, or support group. Anyone who wants to find therapists in their area with specific areas of expertise, or who wants to learn more about certain providers on their insurance plan.
Clinicians and facilities pay to have their profiles listed on this site. Profiles will include a picture, information about their education and any special training or certifications, their areas of interest, and a short write-up about their approach to therapy.
Anyone looking for a therapist or counselor, rehab and residential treatment centers, and mental health resources.
Clinicians and facilities pay to have profiles listed on this directory. Therapist profiles will include a picture, information about their education and any special training or certifications, their areas of interest, and a short write-up about their approach to therapy.
Open Path Collective
Individuals, couples, and families with financial need who would like to find a therapist willing to work with them at a sliding scale rate between $40-$70/session
A one-time $65 fee is paid to the nonprofit for a lifetime membership. Therapists are fully liscensed, local, and available either in-person or online. As long as the client remains in financial need, the rate they negotiate with their therapist will not change.
Trans and gender non-conforming people who want to find culturally competent healthcare providers.
Mytranshealth vets all providers who submit to be listed in their directory based on stringent standards that assure patients who visit their facility will recieve qualified, gender confirming care.
The American Psychological Association
Anyone looking for a psychologist who is a member of the APA (psychologists can also provide therapy, but they have doctoral degrees rather than masters degrees).
Profiles include a picture, information about their education and any special training or certifications, their areas of interest, and a short write-up about their approach to therapy.
Crisis Lines and Warmlines
Add these numbers to your contacts and share them with your friends. The crisis numbers are ideal if you or someone you love is thinking of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis. The warmlines are available to you no matter the severity of your mental health challenges: whether you have questions about mental health, could just really use a good listener, or are having a pretty hard time. Warmlines are typically staffed by trained peers.
This is only a sampling of the numbers you can call. There are so many more options and a Google search can help you find which numbers would be the best fit for your needs.
Who is it for?
How does it work?
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Anyone who is suidical, worried about a loved one, having a mental health crisis, a substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
Callers will be connected to the closest crisis call center in their area. Centers are staffed by trained crisis counselors. Counselors listen, provide support, and share resources if needed.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans experiencing suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis.
Callers who call the National Lifeline will be given the option to press "1" to be directed to the Veterans Crisis Line. The responders on this line are specifically trained in crisis management and military culture.
LGBTQIA+ people ages 24 years or younger who are suicidal or in crisis.
Callers are connected to trained crisis counselors.
Trans and gender non-conforming individuals (and those who aren't sure if they are trans) who are in crisis or who would just like to talk to a peer in a safe environment.
The Lifeline is staffed by trans/nonbinary peer operators. Full confidentiality and anonymity are guaranteed as well as no nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement).
A Directory of Warmlines by State
Anyone who is suffering but not in crisis, has questions about mental health, or could just use a listening ear. Warmlines can often be region-specific, serving a certain state or county.
These lines may be run by a local government, a local clinic, a nonprofit organization, etc and staffed by trained peers. Be sure to check the times they are available. Some operate 24/7 but many do not.
Mental Health Laws and How to Use Them
Anyone with a diagnosed mental health condition is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Use these sites to help you if you need to apply for a Reasonable Accommodation, FMLA, Disability or need to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.
Those with diagnosed mental health conditions are protected by the ADA (American's With Disabilities Act) and are eligible to receive accommodations at work and school.
Job Accommodation Network
Americans With Disabilities Act National Network
(Family Medical Leave Act)
Using FMLA protects your position and health insurance if you need to take large amounts of time off work either continuously or sporadically for a medical reason (such as a mental health condition).
US Department of Labor
(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on a mental health condition. If you feel you have been fired, demoted, or treated disparately at work because of your condition you can file a complaint with the EEOC.
How To File a Charge of Discrimination
What to Expect After a Charge is Filed
Data and Statistics
For more information about mental health conditions and how they affect Americans, check out these resources!
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
The nations largest grassroots mental health organization. A great resource to learn more about mental health conditions, treatments, and get access to up-to-date research and statistics on mental illness in America.
Mental Health Conditions
(A clear and concise run down of the most common mental health conditions)
Identity and Cultural Dimensions
(I love this resource and the way it uses data to explain the ways that your culture may influence the way you, your family, and your community view mental illness.)
(Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
Anxiety Facts and Statistics
A nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults.