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40 Developmental Assets for Adolescent Development
Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

7 Cups of Tea
7 Cups is an on-demand emotional health service and online therapy provider
Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one chat. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.

AAKOMA Project
Helps diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Glossary of Illnesses
An easy-to-read glossary of illnesses that are most common for youth.

The word Aevidum, which means “I’ve got your back,” was created by students after they lost a classmate to suicide. What started in one tiny school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has now become a nationwide movement.

Be There Peer Support
The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential.

Bipolar Medications: Everything You Need to Know
Finding the right medication or combination of drugs to manage bipolar disorder can be a challenging and frustrating process. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme changes in mood, behavior, energy, and thought patterns. A person with bipolar will experience severe highs (mania) and lows (depression) in their mood.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
A training, movement building, and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Black Girls Smile Inc.
Promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.

Black Mental Health Alliance
Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

Black Mental Wellness
Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, highlights and increases the diversity of mental health professionals, and decreases the mental health stigma in the Black community. (Instagram)

Bullying Guides
The Path Forward Foundation is proud to send you our anti-bullying learning guide. Developed by us, it incorporates the Four Anti-Bullying Rules from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. We received permission from Hazelden Publishing to use these rules.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction
The Division provides a message of compassion, tolerance, acceptance, and hope, which is reflected in every aspect of our activities. The Division’s research reflects a commitment to challenging stigma and misinformation about addiction. Division research stimulates and guides innovative teaching and training programs for a diverse set of learners. The Division provides a critical link between Harvard Medical School students, the clinical and research scientist at Harvard, other medical education communities, and the lay public. The Division offers encouragement, education, and training to a diverse group of learners, including health care providers and scientists studying addiction at Harvard and beyond.

Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)
CDP trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based behavioral health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Coalition for Community Living
The Coalition For Community Living: Promoting, Supporting, and Certifying Fairweather Lodges across the nation.

College Planning Guide for Students with Mental Health Disorders
Guide created by

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder. Because DBSA was created for and is led by individuals living with mood disorders, our vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experience of peers.

Depressed While Black
An online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health.

Don’t Deny Me
By law, most health plans must cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction, the same way they cover illnesses of the body, such as diabetes or cancer. Speak up about illegal denials of care!
Provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions, such as co-occurring disorders, high-functioning alcoholism, and veterans, among others.

Raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.

Families for Depression Awareness
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.

Family Readiness Group (FRG)
FRG is a command-sponsored organization of Family members, volunteers, soldiers and civilian employees associated with a unit. FRGs are established to provide activities and support to enhance the flow of information, increase the resiliency of unit soldiers and their families, provide practical tools for adjusting to military deployments and separations, and enhance the well-being and esprit de corps within the unit. The activities emphasized will vary depending on whether the unit is in a pre/post-deployment, deployed, or in a training/sustainment period at home station.

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself
An article by global health professor Roberta K. Timothy.

Healing in Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action
A guide by Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Working Group on preparing for action, self-care during an action, and restoration and resilience after an action.

Hey Sigmund
Every day there are stunning new insights into the human mind and the way we work, love, play, behave, relate, think and feel. We are learning more and more about what it means to be human, and how to master the art. Now more than ever, anybody who is any version of human has something to gain from the science of psychology. This website contains the latest research and news in psychology. It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream, unfolding the brilliance that happens within the scientific realm. We will explain what it all means and why it matters.

Inclusive Therapists
Aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations.

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF)
IBPF, formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for consumers and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.

KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. KidsPeace provides emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.

Long Reach of Grief
Sadness at the death of a family member has both psychological and neurologic effects. Experts explain the different ways we process loss.

Loveland Foundation
Provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.

Melanin and Mental Health
Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities.

Mental Health and Addictions Insurance Help (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This website provides the phone numbers, websites, or email addresses you can use for questions about how Parity laws require most health plans to apply similar rules to mental health benefits as they do for medical/surgical benefits. Select your insurance type below for more about the protections that apply for you, and to get assistance information. Parity laws apply to different types of health coverage. These contacts can answer questions about ways the Parity laws may protect you with respect to mental health or addiction benefits for you or your family.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health For US
Mental Health for US is a nonpartisan educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction in national policy.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like depression, bipolar, suicide, anxiety, addiction, schizophrenia, and more.

Mental Health Tips for African Americans to Heal after Collectively Witnessing an Injustice
A self-care video by Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S.

Mental Health Toolbox Training
This this training is for anyone who would like to use holistic ways in dealing with common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress. This training will emphasize the following techniques and practices:

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) – EFT is using acupuncture points with your fingers to help relax the central nervous system
  • Meditation – Mantra-based meditation helps the mind from racing, keeps one present, and calms the central nervous system
  • Pranayama (breath) – There are three different breathing techniques to help simply relax the sympathetic nervous system
  • Chakras – Understand what chakras are and how they can be used to identify issues within the body
  • Affirmations – Using affirmations to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts
  • Body Positivity and how you view your own body
  • Self-Compassion – How to have it and how to keep it

Military OneSource
Military OneSource serves our service members, our military families and our entire global military community – to help you live your best MilLife. Military OneSource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life.

MOMSTELL’s mission is to educate, support and unite everyone impacted by substance abuse/co-occurring issues.

My Brain 365
MyBrain365, powered by Roberto, is a program that allows you to continually monitor the brain performance of your children. It takes the guess work out of knowing they’re ready for the school day, no matter the challenge or opportunity. The Roberto App is based on pencil-and-paper and tabletop apparatus tests used for more than 50 years to measure neurocognitive and neuromotor performance. And it’s fun! They play a series of video games that target different areas of the brain.

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency. National Institutes of Health is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
Founded by suicide loss survivor, Dr. Donna Barnes, works to reduce the stigma of suicide prevention among communities of color through training and advocacy

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.

Needy Meds
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

PA’s Mental Health Consent Law
Created in 2004 to give children ages 14-17 the ability to access mental health services without having to get their parent’s consent. There have been misinterpretations and has put parents and children in danger.

Please Live
Please Live is a youth mental health & suicide prevention program focused on teens. Their mission is to cultivate mental wellness through education and awareness of youth and young adult mental health challenges, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.

Postpartum Depression
We are a community website and want to share the stories of other women and men who have experienced postpartum depression. If you have a story, email us and we’d love the opportunity to share it.

Project Know aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction.

PsychCentral Resources
Welcome to the oldest annotated directory of online psychology and mental health resources. This directory began in 1992 and was originally published in the Usenet newsgroups; it was transferred to its current Web-based format in 1995. Every resource contained herein has been personally reviewed by the Psych Central Resource Editor. We do not nor have we ever accepted paid links to this directory; we include resources we believe have editorial value or value to people seeking treatment.

The most comprehensive video library of mental health education in the world. Over 100 FREE, short videos on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention topics

Racial Trauma and Self-Care in Tragedy
A resource list by University of North Texas.

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
A conversation between Kenya Hameed, PsyD and Jamie Howard, PhD of Child Mind Institute.
Our mission at is to connect people and their families with the information and resources to help them recover from substance abuse and behavioral disorders. We are real people who have had experience with addiction and recovery—some of us firsthand, with others having seen the havoc it can wreak on family and friends. We have come out of the other side stronger for it, and firmly believing that recovery is possible for everyone. There is no tried-and-true formula that works for every person, and we will all take different paths. Still, we believe that recovery is absolutely possible, and that it should be placed within reach of anyone and everyone who wishes to get better.

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) – NIMH
RDoC is a research framework for new ways of studying mental disorders. It integrates many levels of information (from genomics to self-report) to better understand basic dimensions of functioning underlying the full range of human behavior from normal to abnormal.

Safe Place
A minority mental health app geared specifically towards the black community.

Science Guy | Bostonia | Boston University
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Thomas Insel thinks researchers have neglected a potential wellspring of solutions: neuroscience.

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
Sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.
Start Your Recovery shares individual stories from people with similar life experiences, provides resources and answers needed for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and provides support.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Click here for SAMHSA’s Treatment Locator.

Tapping Solution App
Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues. It is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand – a fear, a worry, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on 9 specific meridian points of the body. Tapping on these meridian endpoints, while verbally or mentally addressing the root cause of distress, sends a calming signal from the body to the brain, allowing you to feel relaxed and in control. For a limited time: Six Months Free Membership for Healthcare Workers, First Responders, Teachers, and Mental Health Workers.

Therapy for Black Girls
An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. (Twitter | Facebook)

Therapy for Black Men
A directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. (Instagram)

The Writeface workshops introduce to veterans who are struggling with readjustment issues to basic life management skills by giving them writing tools, and encouragement to use writing to address their emotional landscape and create in a safe, nonthreatening environment.


National Helpline (SAMHSA)
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Deaf & Hearing Impaired: 1-800-487-4889

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Send a text to 838255
Press 1 for Veterans and Family
Click here to chat online
En Español: 1-888-628-9454
For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Crisis Text Line
Text “START” to 741-741

Addictions Hotline

Gambling Addiction

Porn Addiction

Domestic Violence

Child Abuse

Sexual Assault

Trevor Project (LGBT+)

Eating Disorders

Elder Abuse

Parents Hotline

Public Safety & First Responders

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Minor's Rights to Mental Health Treatment in PA

Act 147 of 2004 (“Act 147”), 35 P.S. §§ 10101.1-10101.2, addresses who can provide consent to voluntary mental health treatment for minors who are 14 years of age and less than 18 years of age (“minors”) in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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