MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
GET THE HELP YOU NEED
If you have, or believe you may have, mental health problem, it can be helpful to talk about these issues with others. It can be scary to reach out for help, but it is often the first step to helping you heal, grow, and recover. Having a good support system and engaging with trustworthy people are key elements to successfully talking about your own mental health.
Build Your Support System
Find someone—such as a parent, family member, teacher, faith leader, health care provider or other trusted individual, who:
Gives good advice when you want and ask for it; assists you in taking action that will help
Likes, respects, and trusts you and who you like, respect, and trust, too
Allows you the space to change, grow, make decisions, and even make mistakes
Listens to you and shares with you, both the good and bad times
Respects your need for confidentiality so you can tell him or her anything
Lets you freely express your feelings and emotions without judging, teasing, or criticizing
Works with you to figure out what to do the next time a difficult situation comes up
Has your best interest in mind
Find a Peer Group
Find a group of people with mental health problems similar to yours. Peer support relationships can positively affect individual recovery because:
People who have common life experiences have a unique ability to help each other based on a shared history and a deep understanding that may go beyond what exists in other relationships
People offer their experiences, strengths, and hopes to peers, which allows for natural evolution of personal growth, wellness promotion, and recovery
Peers can be very supportive since they have “been there” and serve as living examples that individuals can and do recover from mental health problems
Peers also serve as advocates and support others who may experience discrimination and prejudice
You may want to start or join a self-help or peer support group. National organizations across the country have peer support networks and peer advocates.
Find an organization that can help you connect with peer groups and other peer support.
Participate in Your Treatment Decisions
It’s also important for you to be educated, informed, and engaged about your own mental health.
ADAA provides information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions (240-485-1001)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” TO 741741
A 24/7 crisis intervention, safety planning and information on domestic violence (800-799-7233)
Helps qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage get the medications they need
CHECK-IN WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
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