Mental Health Resources

National Resources
  • Active Minds
    Empowerment
    Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.

  • Black Dog Institute
    Finding more information
    Enabling mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.

  • Crisis Text Line (Text 741741)
    Talking to others through text
    Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: (1) Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. (2) A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. (3) The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
  • Half of Us
    Finding more information
    Mental health issues are a reality for millions of people across the country. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. Half of Us offers online support groups from a range of topics from Suicide to Cancer.

  • Healthy Place
    Finding more information
    HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.

  • Hello Grief
    Finding more info; Talking to others (forum)
    Hello Grief is a site dedicated to increasing awareness of the impact of childhood bereavement, and providing resources to, and connecting those living living with grief and loss. A community that understands grief and loss. Grief is an uninvited visitor that never leaves. We address grief head-on, with real people providing real-life opinions, and sharing real-life stories.

  • Mayo Clinic
    Finding more information
    More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    Finding more info; Talking to others
    NAMI is a site dedicated to supporting people with mental illness in various ways—through both education around illnesses and support groups. People can also use the site to find regional NAMI support centers to join.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
    Call hotline
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

  • Teen Central
    Talking to others
    TeenCentral.Net is a prevention and intervention resource for teens and is dedicated to improving the lives of all youth by providing emotional support and appropriate references in a safe web environment where identity is protected and anonymity is respected. This is a great service; however, the user experience/design is pretty poor and may turn off teens.

  • To Write Love on Her Arms
    Finding more info; Finding additional resources
    To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. To Write Love on Her Arms exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
UC Davis Mental Health Education
Support Groups
UC Davis Self-Help Resources