Does your world feel a little bit wrong-side-up? There is absolutely no shame in seeking help, but it can be challenging to find the perfect outlet. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite, free, mental health resources, in case you need a little extra support right now. Find the Ultime Mental Health Resource Roundup for Help Now below.
These links are in no way, shape, or form meant to take place of talking to your doctor or seeing a therapist. It’s time to end the stigma around mental health. Our bodies are complex, made by a divinely creative Creator. There is no shame in speaking to a therapist or taking medication. We take medicine for other organs in our body, our brain is just another complex, multifaceted part of our body. You are not alone.
Mental Health Resource Roundup
Anxiety: For example, you’ll find mindfulness, meditation, guided breathing on this app for when you’re working through anxiety. www.my.life
Anxiety/Depression: Dartmouth Recordings, guided exercises for deep breathing and meditation. https://students.dartmouth.edu/wellness-center/wellness-mindfulness/mindfulness-meditation/guided-audio-recordings
Anxiety, Depression/General: Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. This is free, 24/7 support – through text. I personally know how hard it can be to talk on the phone or even in person. Texting takes so much of the anxiety out of getting help.
BIPOC: A 24/7 crisis hotline that prioritizes BIPOC. You can call them (800)-604-5841 OR text. www.callblackline.com
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: www.beam.community
Faith-Based Help: My Quiet Cave: http://www.myquietcave.org Faith-based mental health help. “We want people everywhere to know the love and hope of Jesus in the midst of mental health struggles.”
Faith-Based Help: Fresh Hope. https://www.freshhope.us/
Help/General: Search engine for free or reduced-cost things like food, medical assistance, job training, etc. www.auntbertha.com
Help/General: 211.org Service that will help connect you to help near you with essential needs, disaster assistance, crisis, and emergency, etc. Available 24/7/365.
Parental Stress: Their motto is “Empowering parents to nurture children and build stronger families.” Toll-free helpline #1-800-632-8188. Great helpline for parents who are stressed out/under pressure and need someone to talk to. Available 24/7 and completely confidential. www.parentshelpingparents.org/parental-stress-line
Sexual Violence/Assault: www.metoomvmt.org A site full of resources and help for survivors of sexual violence or assault. Everything from help finding healing, legal assistance, advice for helping someone else who’s been a victim of sexual assault.
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline : Call 800- 656- 4673 to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area, or go online www.rainn.org to chat online with someone, completely confidential.
These are just a handful of research-backed mental health resources.
If you know of another resource that you think I should add, please comment below! I’d love to hear from you.
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