Having access to the best mental health options could be the difference between overcoming a certain ailment and being stuck in a holding pattern (or seeing one’s life begin to fall apart).
It’s important to have the right mental health resources at your disposal to help address a wide range of potential conditions, including some of the following.
Within the realm of anxiety disorders are phobias, General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more.
Substance abuse is the most common type of addiction, but there could be others, including sexual addictions.
A person could be diagnosed with an eating disorder that could be binge eating, Bulimia nervosa, or anorexia nervosa.
Paranoia, schizophrenia, avoidance disorders, dependency, and more can all encompass some type of personality disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (more commonly referred to as OCD) can encompass a wide range of issues for many people and they can lead to having difficulty performing basic, everyday tasks.
Considered ‘mood’ disorders are Major Depressive Disorder (clinical depression) and Bipolar disorder.
The following links offer some of the top mental health resources that can make all the difference in your life or someone you know.
Psych Central Depression Support Group. This is an online forum that provides support where people can ask questions, connect with others, share advice and assistance, and where thousands of people get the help they need in an informal setting. Keep in mind this is only an online forum.
MindShift. This app is a stress management tool that can help people re-evaluate what might be causing them stress and anxiety.
PsychNet-UK. This site provides a wealth of information about a variety of mental health issues, including links to clinics and other mental health professionals in and throughout the greater UK region.
Operation Reach Out. This resource was designed by Emory University Researchers as a way to help reduce the risk of suicide for some. It allows the person to create a personal profile and includes emergency contact numbers, medications they’re taking, safety plans, and more.
Dr. John Grohol’s Psych Central. This is an online resource center specifically designed to offer information and support services to those in need.
PTSD Coach. When you might be dealing with some PTSD symptoms, you can use this simple app that’s directly links with powerful support services.
American Psychiatric Association. Provides information and access to the top psychiatrists and other mental health associates around the country.
SAM. This program helps you determine anxious thoughts that could be changing your behavior over time, thus pushing you to your mental limits.
Neuroscience for Kids. This simple yet outdated website provides valuable information for kids to begin learning how the brain works and some issues they may face in the future.
DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach. When you can track your thoughts on a daily basis, it can do wonders to help you see how events and thoughts affect other parts of your day and this program helps you do that.
Abed Continuing Ed. Education about various mental health issues and manners in which an individual can better deal with them.
AETAS. This was designed by therapist Rosemary Sword and uses Time Perspective Therapy, which helps to disconnect the user from obsessive thoughts.
Bipolar Brain. Designed to provide valuable information about bipolar disorder, what causes it, and the types of treatments and solutions that make a difference in a person’s life.
Worry Watch. It’s easy to realize that some of the anxieties a person feels are overblown after the fact, which is how the Worry Watch helps.
Mental Health Matters. A powerful resource for people who want to learn the best ways to cope with a wide range of mental health issues. They have a bookstore, suicide hotline, and topics about various issues important to those who are dealing with some type of mental health issues.
Center for Complicated Grief. This is a resource that offers alternative outlets, social support systems and groups, and other assistance in dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Center for Revitalizing Psychiatry. A potent resource for those who require a more in-depth level of psychiatric assistance and help finding the optimal level of care.
GLBT National Help Center. For anyone who identifies as GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) it can feel hopeless at times, but with this resource there are people who know and understand the issues they’re facing and can help.
Neurotalk Support Community. A forum that connects those in need with others who have experience and information that can be vital to their recovery.
Healing from BPD. Anyone who is dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder can access this resource, gather information, ask questions, and get in touch with qualified mental health professionals.
Gift from Within – PTSD Resource. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder can be overwhelming for many and it can feel as though you’re all alone in your struggles. This resource can truly be a gift from within, helping those with PTSD find the joy in life once again.
Center for Complicated Grief. These alternative resource offers numerous outlets that can be critical in helping one overcome grief.
Five Star Counseling Services. This resource connects you with some of the best counseling services in the region, allowing you to find the right counselors for just about any mental health issue you’re dealing with.
IMAlive. There can be many times when you feel as though even the simplest acts are incredibly tough. When that happens, IMAlive is a great resource that can empower those feeling daunted by certain challenges.
National Twin Loss Support. Having a twin provides a special bond from the earliest days of life. Losing a twin can be incredibly challenging and this resource helps support those who have lost their twin.
Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC. You can find just about any type of counseling and support services you need to deal with a variety of mental health issues.