I wanted to share some resources on mental health facilities and organizations that are so helpful during these times. Whether it's beneficial for you, or someone else is in need of attention, please feel free to utilize these resources and share them with your friends and loved ones.
There are an endless amount of organizations that offer help with mental illness, anxiety, depression and more, but here are a few that really stuck out to me when doing some research.
1. Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net (anxietysocialnet.com) to connect with people dealing with social anxiety, trauma, depression, and more.
2. Struggling with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: Locate an in-person or online group at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site (dbsalliance.org). Due to COVID19, some they have new ways to connect with you to make sure you get everything you need.
3. Free Therapy For Communities of Color Text 'NOSTIGMA' to 707070
4. Therapy For Black Men
Therapy For Black Men is dedicated to changing the narrative around Black Men seeking Support. They will soon be offering free session from their listed clinicians.
Here is the link: https://therapyforblackmen.org/
5. Struggling with Postpartum Depression: The Postpartum Progress site (postpartumprogress.com) lists support groups in nearly every state as well as in Canada and maintains an online forum.
6. Plagued by Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviors: More than 200 groups are listed with the International OCD Foundation (iocdf.org), which aids those affected by the disorder and their families.
7. Struggling with Alcoholism: Here is a link with a list of online or in person support groups. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/addiction/ca/san-diego
8. A Survivor of Rape or Sexual Assault: After Silence (aftersilence.org) is a message board and chat room for victims of sexual violence. Additionally, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ascasupport.org) organizes support groups around the U.S. and abroad, and offers resources for those who want to start their own.
9. Battling Anorexia, Bulimia, Bing Eating or Food Addiction: Eating Disorder Hope catalogs online support groups (eatingdisorderhope.com/recovery/support-groups/online); it also offers help and advice for those close to someone struggling to overcome an eating disorder.
10. Self-Harming: DailyStrength hosts a web forum where people dealing with self-injury can find encouragement, understanding, and a new way to cope (dailystrength.org/group/self-injury).
11. A Veteran Who Is Injured Or Has PTSD:The VA Combat Call Center—877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)—is staffed 24/7 by fellow combat veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who can offer immediate help; the Vet Center program site (vetcenter.va.gov) can direct visitors to both group and private counseling.