National Resources

National Crisis Hotlines

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255: Option 1
  • Psychedelics Hotline (example use: during a bad trip): 62-Fireside

National Mental Health Organizations

Anxiety Disorders and Depression Association of America

ADAA improves the quality of life for those who suffer through evidence-based educational resources, professional practice, and scientific research. ADAA’s promise is to raise awareness about the impact of mental health on physical health, to find new treatments, and one day prevent and cure anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. 

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is the leading psychiatric association in the world, represented by members in over 100 countries. All of the psychiatrists in the association strive to advance the world of psychiatry and provide the highest level of care to mental illness sufferers.

American Psychological Association

This organization is made up of over 115,000 members who strive to advance the science of psychology. The doctoral level psychologists range from ones who work with children to those who work with people serving in the armed forces.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Mental Health

The CDC is the United States’ health protection agency. It conducts research and provides educational information to the nation and beyond to protect and save lives. It takes “a public health approach to mental health” to study and prevent mental illness.

CPTSD Foundation

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) describes the results of ongoing, inescapable, relational trauma. Unlike Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD always involves being hurt by another person. These hurts are ongoing, repeated, and often involving a betrayal and loss of safety. The CPTSD Foundation mission is to bridge the healing gap, leaving a legacy of healing for future generations.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation

HDRF is a non-profit that focuses on depression and related mood disorders. The foundation uses neuroscience research to study depression, its causes, new treatments, and methods of prevention. It also aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the United States’ biggest grassroots mental health organization. It educates the population on mental illness with its education programs across the country. The alliance advocates mental health and runs the NAMI HelpLine.

NCSACW: National Center on Substance Abuse & Child Welfare

The mission of NCSACW is to improve family recovery, safety and stability by advancing practices and collaboration among agencies, organizations and courts working with families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and child abuse or neglect.

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health

The NIMH is a federal agency (an offshoot of the National Institutes of health) that researches mental disorders. Its mission is to conduct research that will better the understanding of mental illnesses, thereby “paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

SAMSHA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Financial Support for Mental Health Services

CostPlus Drug Company

“We started Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company because every American should have access to safe, affordable medicines. If you don’t have insurance or have a high deductible plan, you know that even the most basic medications can cost a fortune. Many people are spending crazy amounts of money each month just to stay healthy. No American should have to suffer or worse – because they can’t afford basic prescription medications.”

Mental Health America

Mental Health America has an extensive list with a variety of options as well as tips and tricks to help pay for treatment of mental illness. The organization aims to meet needs of mental illness sufferers—and it knows how expensive treatment can be.

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is a national nonprofit that helps people obtain affordable care. It provides drug discount cards that can be used for both prescription and over the counter drugs. It maintains a database of assistance programs, free clinics, and drug coupons.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

PPA is a free service that helps match patients with assistance programs that they may be eligible for to get discounted treatment. It also has a database of free and low cost clinics so patients can find one in their area.

Good Rx

Our mission is to build better ways for people to find the right care at the best price. Our technology gives all Americans — regardless of income or insurance status — the knowledge, choice, and care they need to stay healthy.

Together Rx Access

With Together Rx Access®, uninsured Americans gain access to immediate savings on prescription products right at their neighborhood pharmacies AND resources that help people take care of what’s most important—their health.

Advocacy & Support Groups: mental illness, substance abuse, cultural supports & more

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The AFSP prevents suicide and provides support to those who have lost (or almost lost) someone to suicide. It has chapters in each of the 50 states, and aims to be an advocate for life and “to take action against this leading cause of death.”

Anxiety Network

The Anxiety Network focuses on panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It provides facts, information, and personal blog posts surrounding the three disorders which inspire people to overcome their mental illness.

Boca Recovery Center

Boca Recovery Center is a Substance Use Disorder program providing excellence in the medical and clinical treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health issues.  We are passionate about working with individuals seeking recovery, and our purpose is to provide clients with the tools necessary to rebuild their lives through a foundation of overall health and well-being.

The Mental Health Coalition

is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of the BIPOC community, and we know that society’s work is far from over in creating culturally informed, quality mental health equity for all.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) Mental Health Resources

Born this Way Foundation

The Born This Way Foundation advocates mental wellness and empowerment. It targets young people, specifically, as the foundation knows that the creative and diverse young people of today are the future. Its mission is “to create a kinder and braver world.”

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The DBSA is unique in that it was made for people with mood disorders and is run by people with mood disorders. Its vision is “wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder.” There are many DBSA chapters that have peer run support groups.

Families for Depression Awareness

This organization aims to help families understand depression and bipolar disorder to better grasp the concept of mental illness and cope with it. It holds workshops as well as free webinars to educate people and firsthand stories from families on their experiences with mental illness.

Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse
Sexual assault can take many forms, but one thing always remains the same, sexual assault is not the victims fault. People hire Uber and Lyft drivers to bring them from one destination to another. Not to be sexually assaulted. If you were sexually assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver, you are not alone. We have your back. We believe you, and we will support you.

International OCD Foundation
This foundation’s mission is to help OCD sufferers live full lives despite their condition and to end the stigma surrounding obsessive compulsive disorder. It provides resources and facilitates treatment for those who need it. There’s a variety of online and phone support groups with specific topics across the board.

To Write Love on Her Arms
TWLOHA is a nonprofit that wants to give hope to people suffering from depression, addiction, and self-harm. It educates and inspires people across the world while also donating funds for treatment and recovery. It wants mental illness sufferers to know, “Hope is real and help is real.”

LGBTQ-PIA+ Resources: Inclusive of ENM, Poly, & Kink

Active Minds: LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources
Active Minds’ mental health-centered tools, guides, learning resources, and programs for you to advocate for equitable LGBTQ+ mental health care.

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

LGBT National Help Center
All support volunteers identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ family, and are here to serve the entire community, by providing free & confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs.

Loving More
Loving relationships and healthy families can come in many beautiful and valid forms. How people choose to experience relationships and love is an individual and personal choice. Through education about polyamory and other relationship or love styles, we hope to allow people the freedom to be open and honest about their personal love and relationship choices, without fear of the prejudice or hardships that being non-traditional can bring. Through education, publicity and research, we intend to open the door to freedom and safety for those who choose polyamory as individuals and as families.

A Place for Marsha
The mission of A Place for Marsha is to facilitate safe housing for trans youth escaping transphobic states. Here, we connect trans individuals (18+) from states with heavy anti-trans legislation with trans youth in blue states who are willing to be their roommates.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities. Provider directory for non-discriminatory healthcare provider, attorneys, and more.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.

The Okra Project
The Okra Project is a mutual aid collective that provides support to Black Trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people with the intention of alleviating some of the barriers that the community faces daily.

PFLAG: Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays
PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. PFLAG supports each individual and their journey by standing beside them and providing guidance along the way—activating an energetic love that is constant and steadfast. 

SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders
We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people.

Trans Lifeline
A hotline run by trans people, for trans people. We believe that trans people are equipped to support one another, and that each trans person knows best what support looks like for them. We use active listening, community knowledge, shared lived experience and trust to be there for our peers.

The Trevor Project
We provide information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round.

Entheogen* Clinical Trials

*Entheogen: a chemical substance, typically of plant origin, that is ingested to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes.

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Integrative medicine treatment of post traumatic stress has been evolving and growing worldwide to include entheogens also called psychedelic medicine. We have been exploring and altering our states of consciousness since our first animal friends found their way into a mound of psychedelic mushrooms, saw the goddess of the cosmos and shared their discovery with us.

Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research
The Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is leading the way in exploring innovative treatments using psilocybin. The molecular structure of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in ‘magic mushrooms,’ allows it to penetrate the central nervous system and the scientific and medical experts are just beginning to understand its effects on the brain and mind and its potential as therapeutics for mental illnesses.

MAPS: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
MAPSs a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in research and education. Our work develops medical, legal, and cultural shifts so people can benefit from the careful use of psychedelics and marijuana for mental health, well-being, and connection. MAPS sponsors clinical trials around the world that offer volunteers the opportunity to participate in our research studies. 

National Library of Medicine
Search for actively recruiting studies that you may be able to participate in or learn about new interventions/ treatments that are being considered.

Psychedelic Support
Psychedelic Support is the leading online education and therapeutic platform in the psychedelic space advocating for mental health and wellbeing worldwide.

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