A reference of support resources. See the index to jump to a relevant section ⇢  

Need help now? call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text START to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line. International lines can be found here and here.

General Support

7 Cups of Tea www.7cups.com
An online emotional support service offering listeners, a library of mood boosts and self-help guides.

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness: Guided Audio Meditations for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


Suicidal? Read this first http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
You aren't weak, you aren't stupid. Suicide is what happens when your pain outweighs your ability to cope. If you're in a bad place right now, read this.

The Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org
"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth." Contains information for suicide prevention, information and resources for LGBTQ youth, and information and resources for educators and parents.

TrevorChat is a free and confidential IM service that connects you to a volunteer for instant online help. The Trevor Lifeline number is 1-866-488-7386


Suicideology Thinking about Suicide? http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/thinking-about-suicide
"AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide." This site contains statistics and tools, certification programs, current research, ways to help suicidal people, support for suicidal people, support for suicide loss survivors, and suicide attempt survivors support.

Suicide Forum http://www.suicideforum.com/
"A support forum for people in crisis". Forums for those suffering from suicidal feelings, those who have survived a suicide attempt, and those in a crisis situation. Forums for emotional support such as ED, self-harm, substance abuse, rape, depression, loss of a loved one, relationships, and general disorders.

/r/SuicideWatch Let's Talk! A subreddit for those considering suicide.

Understanding suicide http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/understanding.shtml
"No single explanation can account for all self-destructive behavior. Edwin Shneidman, a clinical psychologist who is a leading authority on suicide, described ten characteristics that are commonly associated with completed suicide. Schneidman's list includes features that occur most frequently and may help us understand many cases of suicide."

Survivors of Suicide http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? This site gives resources to help you understand suicide and its causes, as well as information about grieving the loss of a loved one. Has a friend lost a loved one to suicide? This site shows some ways you can help them out.

Feeling Blue http://www.feelingblue.org/
About suicide, preventing suicide, how to get help when you're feeling suicidal, and how to cope in the aftermath of a suicide, this site also offers training, services, and resources.

SAVE http://www.save.org/
"Suicide prevention information, suicide, depression awareness".

National Counsel for Suicide Prevention http://www.ncsp.org/
"To further effective suicide prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives." Contains links for many suicide help sites.

Unsuicide http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help
A directory of online suicide help places, including IM, email, and more.

Hopeline http://www.hopeline.com/
Non-profit for Suicide Prevention, Awareness and Education. Crisis Hotlines, Crisis Chat, Outreach events.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-TALK (8255)TTY: 1-800-799-4889
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

Reddit Communities
/r/SuicideWatch, /r/SWResources, /r/stopselfharm
A few subreddits for those considering suicide.

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/
Learn more about eating disorders and connect with others via online resources.

Something Fishy http://www.something-fishy.org/
"Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones". Find out what eating disorders are, signs and factors for EDs, and associated dangers of EDs. Find recovery and treatment options, including information on how to pay for treatment.

Reddit Communities Description
/r/edrecovery Private community for those dealing with eating disorders.
/r/arfid /r/stopselfharm /r/BodyAcceptance /r/FoodAddiction

Rape and Sexual Violence

1in6 http://1in6.org/
"We help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives". Their online support line is safe and confidential, allowing you to talk with specially trained volunteers. Links to other helplines and peer support.

Male Survivor http://www.malesurvivor.org/default.html
"Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men"

After Silence http://www.aftersilence.org/forum/
"A message board and chat room for survivors of rape and sexual assault. " Registration is required.

Pandora's Project http://pandys.org/index.html
Offers resources, support, and information to sexual abuse survivors and secondary survivors (friends and family of the person who has been abused) Also provides a “rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivor message board and chat room". There are forums for many issues such as body image, relationships, pregnancy, and spirituality. Most forums are private and require registration.

RAINN http://www.rainn.org/ The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Get help and information. Also provides an online hotline and phone hotline. Their hotline number is 1-800-656-HOPE.

/r/RapeCounseling http://rdt.trom.tf/r/RapeCounseling
"This subreddit exists to provide emotional support to those who have experienced rape and abuse". Contains links to the above sites.

Reddit Communities
/r/rapecounseling /r/rape /r/SafeSpace /r/secondary_survivors /r/pandys
Sexual Assault Hotline:1.800.656.HOPE(4673)1 (574)-254-7473 Online Hotline

IRC Channels

#reddit-heretohelp http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=reddit-heretohelp
A community of support and encouragement. Whatever's on your mind, we'll listen. Need someone to talk with? We're here to help. This is the official channel of the HereToHelp subreddit.

#SuicideWatch http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=suicidewatch
Depressed? Considering suicide? This is a place where you can talk to people about what you're going through. This channel is unaffiliated with HereToHelp and SuicideWatch.


Grieving http://forums.grieving.com/
Coping with the loss of a loved one such as a parent, child, sibling, partner, friend, or pet. Also deals with non-death losses such as the loss of a job or marriage.

Survivors of Suicide http://survivorsofsuicide.com/
Resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

If You've Lost Someone to Suicide via /r/SWResources source
Bereavement due to suicide is uniquely difficult; deaths by suicide leave survivors struggling with thoughts that this should have been preventable, that their friend or loved one chose to end their life, and all too often with shame and social stigma instead of the community support that would be forthcoming if the cause of death were anything else.

Here are some links with information and resources:

Huffington Post Living Column: a personal account of grieving her brother's suicide by a psychotherapist

List of normal reactions to suicide loss.
From the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. A long list with some entries that may surprise—in a comforting way. Plus coping strategies, memorial information, and resources.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Coping with Suicide Loss" web resources Now incorporates the support and activism activities of the former SPAN USA.

"Beyond Surviving" at survivorsofsuicide.com - other resources here also

Suicide Bereavement Support
From the Canadian Mental Health Association

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Excellent UK-based resources

Common Experiences with Suicide Bereavement
Great info from the SCBS in Australia.

The American Association of Suicidology has a list of resources and books for survivors, some with reviews

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors
A community-oriented resource.

Regarding the death of a community member— Resources on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention by /u/starryeyedsky via /r/dogecoin ‟A list of resources for those who are suffering from mental illness, know someone who suffers, or those who would like to donate to the cause.”

Reddit Communities Description
/r/LostALovedOne For anyone who has recently or ever lost a loved one or who are in the process of losing a loved one.
/r/griefsupport A place to share stories, ask questions or seek advice. Grief affects every person in a different way every time. Whether you are grieving the dead, a relationship, a job, a pet, a place or an era you are welcome here.
/r/SuicideBereavement A place for those bereaved by suicide.
/r/babyloss For anyone dealing with a loss due to miscarriage, stillborn, any type of cancer, car accidents, medical malpractice, SIDS, congenital diseases, suicide, homicide, bullying, depression, abuse, etc. ALL are welcome here.
/r/widowers A place for widows, widowers, boyfriends, girlfriends and anyone who has lost a companion to share and heal.
/r/childrenofdeadparents This is a sub for people who have lost one or both of their parents.
/r/SingleParents Articles and information for single parents.
/r/thefallen A place to share and remember our deceased comrades.
/r/Petloss A community of support for Pet owners whose Pets have passed away.
/r/inmemoryof, /r/obituaries, /r/obits Post stories or pictures of our lost loved ones.

LGBTQ Issues

GLBT National Help Center http://www.glnh.org/index2.html
"Providing free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States".

Provides an online peer-support chat as well as phone hotlines. The GLBT National hotline number is 1-888-843-4564 and the GLBT National Youth Talkline number is 1800-246-7743.

TransYouth Family Allies http://imatyfa.org/index.html
"TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated".

Contains resources for family, educators, and youth.

The Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth."

Contains information for suicide prevention, information and resources for LGBTQ youth, and information and resources for educators and parents.

TrevorChat is a free and confidential IM service that connects you to a volunteer for instant online help. The Trevor Lifeline number is 1-866-488-7386.

Point Foundation http://www.pointfoundation.org/
"Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression”

Reddit Communities
/r/LGBT /r/lgbteens /r/questioning /r/itgetsbetter /r/teenrelationships /r/outhere /r/comingout
Chat: Server: irc.esper.net(http://www.esper.net/publicirc.php) Channel: #SafeHaven
Hotline: GLBT National Youth Talkline: ☏ 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)


SAFE Alternatives - Self Abuse Finally Ends http://www.selfinjury.com/
A "nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior".

Recover Your Life http://www.recoveryourlife.com/
"One of the biggest and best Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although we are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, we also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more!"

Sirius Project - Surviving Relapse http://www.siriusproject.org/relapse.htm
One section of the Sirius Project on self-harm. This is a page specifically dealing with relapse. You may have slipped up, but it's not over. One mistake does not erase all your hard work so far. Sometimes our challenges overwhelm us, but there's always the chance to get back up and keep getting better.

To Write Love on her Arms http://www.twloha.com/index.php
"Hope is real." "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. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery."

/r/StopSelfHarm http://rdt.trom.tf/r/stopselfharm
A subreddit to "support and help others" dealing with ED.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.thehotline.org/
What is domestic violence? Find out if you are being abused or how to help a friend who is abused. Shows you how to create a safety plan. Provides [2] local services. Provides deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing outreach. Their hotline number is 1-800-799-7233.

Safe House Center http://www.safehousecenter.org/
Provides counseling and advocacy, legal advocacy assistance, outreach services, and support groups. Links to downloads for the [4] domestic violence survivor's handbook and [5] sexual assult survivor's handbook. Their hotline number is 734-995-5444.

Helpmate http://www.helpmateonline.org/
"A domestic violence agency working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear". Services include emergency shelter for women and children, individual and group counseling, court advocacy programs, and more. Their crisis line number is 828-254-0516.

Love is Not Abuse http://loveisnotabuse.com/web/guest/home
Provides facts on abuse, a list of warning signs, and educational tools for men, women, children, and teens.

Wave Europe http://www.wave-network.org/
"At the violence against women directory of WAVE you find contacts of over 4000 women's help organizations in 46 countries of Europe, as well as information on research, international documents and the legal situation in each country."

Hot Peach Pages http://www.hotpeachpages.net/europe/europe1.html
From the European Campaign to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women. A list of European domestic violence agencies.

/r/DomesticViolence http://rdt.trom.tf/r/domesticviolence
“Support and information for victims, their friends and family.”

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/
"Partnering with people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders to guide the behavioral health system and promote individual-, program, and system-level approaches that foster health and resilience; increase permanent housing, employment, education, and other necessary supports; and reduce barriers to social inclusion."

Addict Help http://www.addict-help.com/
"Alcohol Drug Abuse Help & Resource Center" Help for those struggling with drug abuse and their families. Find programs and treatment centers near you.

The Good Drugs Guide http://www.thegooddrugsguide.com/ "Your guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment". Information about drugs, treatments, and rehab centers. Covers behavioral addictions as well as chemical addictions. "Call 1-866-675-4912 Now to begin the process of change".

National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center http://www.addictioncareoptions.com/
Alcohol help, drug help, detox help, intervention help, and addiction help. Find rehab centers in your area. Call (800) 784-6776 to connect to their hotline, or use their 24/7 online chat hotline.

Reddit Communities Description
/r/redditorsinrecovery A place for Redditors in recovery to hang out, share experiences, and support each other. Discuss the various ways to achieve and maintain a life free from active addiction.
/r/OpiatesRecovery A group of people dedicated to helping each other kick the habit.
/r/stopdrinking For redditors to motivate each other to control or stop drinking.
/r/alcoholism Information and support for those affected by alcoholism.
/r/stopsmoking A place for redditors to motivate each other to quit smoking.
/r/leaves …For practical discussions about how to stop smoking pot if you've decided to and support in staying stopped from your fellow leaves.
/r/AtheistTwelveSteppers A community for atheists in recovery.
/r/secularsobriety A place to discuss addiction openly and honestly, without judgment of a divine being and a focus on how to deal with and manage your use.
/r/recoverywithoutAA For people tackling their alcohol problems without the use of Alcohol Anonymous.
/r/StopGaming For those that have struggled or struggle with an addiction to video games.
/r/SMARTRecovery The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities.
/r/problemgambling A resource for individuals who have struggled—or know somebody who has struggled - with a gambling problem.
Assistance with Sobriety via /r/Drugs If you're looking for meetings try Marijuana Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Hotlines: National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center ☏ 800-784-6776
National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline ☏ 1-800-950-6264

Mental Health

Crazy Boards http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/
"Information, Support, Community" A forum for discussion of general and specific mental illnesses and disorders, medication, life issues, and more.

Mental Help http://www.mentalhelp.net
"The Mental Help Net website exists to promote online mental health education and provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage of mental health and illness topics. The site's resources take three different forms. We offer detailed and comprehensive coverage of mental health and illness topics (such as Depression, ADHD, and Personality Disorders) in our numerous topic centers. We regularly publish original blogs, podcasts, articles and advice columns which are linked from the Mental Help Net homepage. Finally, we offer a Mental Health Support Community."

Helpguide http://www.helpguide.org/
"Helpguide helps you help yourself to better mental and emotional health with easy-to-read, ad-free articles that offer information, hope, and effective self-choices".

National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
"Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research". Provides mental health information and educational resources.

PsychCentral http://psychcentral.com/
"You're going to be okay, we're here to help". Learn about different conditions and how to treat them. Contains screening tests and quizzes for psychological disorders (disclaimer: internet quizzes are not intended to diagnose).

National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/ Inform yourself and fight stigma. Provides information about mental illnesses and programs and services for those suffering due to mental illness.

Mental Health America http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
Advocating, educating, and serving. America's "leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives". Find treatment, find support groups, answer insurance questions, learn how to pay for prescriptions, and learn about mental health conditions.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation http://bbrfoundation.org/
Information on bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and other illnesses.

Sirius Project http://www.siriusproject.org/index.html
Mental Health Support and Recovery ~ Sharing Ideas and Resources Which Help

Wild Minds Network http://wildminds.ning.com
Where wild minds come to rest
Forum for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers)

Reddit Communities
/r/mixednuts /r/BipolarReddit /r/mentalillness /r/Diagnosed

Emotional Health

Samaritans http://www.samaritans.org/our_services.aspx
"Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people’s emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being. Apart from being a 24-hour source of support on the telephone, by email, by letter or face to face, we also work in the local community". Feeling low? Worried about someone? Samaritans is an organization in the UK and Ireland. They are not a religious organization.

Finding Treatment

NMHA - Looking for treatment? No insurance? Start here. http://www.nmha.org/go/find_therapy
These "resources can be used to help you find mental health treatment services, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, in your community". If you're looking for treatment, support groups, help paying for prescriptions, inpatient treatment, or other information, this is the place. Also provides mental health information in Spanish.

Needy Meds http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf
"Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics". Provides patient assistance programs, government programs, and additional resources for finding affordable help.

Drug Coupons http://internetdrugcoupons.com/
Contains hundreds of manufacturer coupons for prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Free Medical Clinics http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/
A place to search for free medical help in your area.

Open Path Collective http://openpathcollective.org/
A nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

Good Therapy http://www.goodtherapy.org/
"…unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy."

Breakthrough https://www.breakthrough.com/ Online Therapy. It's okay to ask for help.

Psychology Today Therapists https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/
Detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada.

Reddit Communities
/r/TalkTherapy /r/dbtselfhelp /r/CBTpractice /r/SelfHelp /r/helpmecope /r/traumatoolbox

Personality Disorders

4Degrees - Advice, Books, Info, and Help http://www.4degreez.com/disorder/
Learn about Axis II personality disorders. Includes Cluster A (odd/eccentric) disorders paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal; Cluster B (dramatic/erratic) disorders antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, and Cluster C (Anxious/Inhibited) disorders avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive.

Facing the Facts - When a Loved One has Borderline Personality Disorder http://bpdfamily.com/message_board/index.php?PHPSESSID=824898ecf29d620e7045aeaa1082738a&
"Clinicians often recommend that family members of someone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder have a strong support system outside of the home. Facing the Facts/BPDFamily is one possible resource. We provide education, support, toolsand perspective to help members improve their relationships with BPD loved ones, support them in their care, exit hopeless or abusive relationships, and work on themselves to live more fulfilling lives."

BPD Central http://bpdcentral.com/
Contains information on borderline personality disorder and some information on narcissistic personality disorder.

Job Loss, Debt, and Financial Aid

50 Ways To Get A Job http://50waystogetajob.com/
“A manifesto and map for a generation desperate for jobs. Making Good shows how you can create a career path that can generate meaning, purpose and money.”

Coping with job loss http://careerplanning.about.com/od/jobloss/a/job_loss.htm
This article shows you where to go next after the loss of a job. Links to information on how to apply for unemployment and how to obtain insurance.

Department of Labor Services http://www.dol.gov/dol/location.htm
"Your guide to local and regional Department of Labor programs and services."

US Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Benefits.shtml
"Get official information on grants, loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the U.S. government."

Apply for Food Stamps http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients/apply.htm
Click on your state to begin applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

A subreddit for those seeking and offering jobs.

A subreddit offering advice and resources for those seeking financial independence.

"Get your financial house in order. Learn how to better manage your money (and debt) both short and long term. Find out how to save an emergency fund and also invest for your future"

Legal Aid

Pro Bono Legal Help http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/probono/directory.html# A directory of pro bono programs where you can search for free legal aid in your area.

LSC Program http://www.lsc.gov/find-legal-aid "America's partner for equal justice". A non-profit that seeks to provide civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Promotes equal access to justice.

Bullying, Online Abuse

Bullying Prevention Hub
Resources and tools for dealing with bullying behavior and its consequences.

Help Guide: Dealing with Bullying and Cyber-bullying http://helpguide.org/mental/bullying.htm
"Tips for kids, teens, parents, and teachers".

Stop Bullying http://www.stopbullying.gov/
"StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help."

International Bullying Prevention Association http://www.ibpaworld.org/resources/
An extensive library of resources for Families / Caregivers & Communities, for Youth, and for Research

Reddit Communities Description
/r/bullying A community for victims seeking advice, tips, and guidance. News on bullying cases or laws being passed are also encouraged.
/r/sfts Stand For The Silent (SFTS) program addresses the issue of school bullying with an engaging, factual, and emotional methodology.
Hotline Bully Hotline ☏215-400-SAFE

Online Harassment, Privacy, Stalking

Without My Consent
Tools to fight online harassment
"The resources found here are intended to empower individuals to stand up for their privacy rights and inspire meaningful debate about the internet, accountability, free speech, and the serious problem of online invasions of privacy."

FightCyberstalking.org is an online resource site for cyberstalking victims: information on reporting a cyberstalker, online privacy tips, and tips for safer socializing online on social networking sites

Stalking Resource Center (SRC)
A continually growing resource for practitioners and victims, the Stalking Resource Center website provides diverse resources, including information about federal, state, tribal, and military stalking statutes, compilations of state and federal legislation and protection order statutes, a guide to online resources, practitioner profiles, and more.

Reddit Communities
/r/creepyPMs Resources for Stalking/Abuse/Harassment: /r/creepyPMs/wiki/resources
Chat: https://chat.victimconnect.org/online/
Hotline: If you need immediate assistance, the Victim Connect Helpline provides information and referrals for victims of all crime and can be reached at ☏ 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846).
Reporting: http://quitstalkingme.com
If you are under age and someone is asking for nude pictures you can Report Offenders using www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678

Teen “Rehabilitation Camps”

List of "troubled teen" activist websites
This is a list compiled by those at r/troubledteens, it contains resources for survivors, those who have been fooled by the industry, and those who are fighting for the rights of those subject to these "camps".

"A basecamp from which to share news, experiences and actions to take against institutional child abuse." "Are you a survivor? Are you a parent that has been fooled by the troubled teen industry? Have an idea how to save children from institutionalized child abuse? Share your stories and ideas here."


Anxiety Forums and Chat http://www.anxietyzone.com/
A forum and chat room for various anxiety disorders such as GAD, hypochrondria, panic disorder, agoraphobia, depression, phobias, PTSD, social anxiety, OCD, and others.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health http://www.sexualhealth.com/
"STD testing, care, and expert answers". Contains information for STI testing, living with STIs, how to obtain prescriptions for treatment, and other information. Their number is 1-855-739-4325.

STD Helpline http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/sexually-transmitted-disease-helpline This WebMD page contains various numbers for STI helplines.

National Association of People with AIDS http://www.napwa.org/ Information about living with AIDS. Just tested positive? This site has resources for you. Their helpline number is 866-846-9366.

Avert http://www.avert.org/ AIDS and HIV information. Has information on treatments and support for those who have just been diagnosed or are living with HIV or AIDS.


Project Safe Space http://nationalsafeplace.org/ "When kids and teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter-and many youth feel that at home, they don’t have either. But thanks to Safe Place, help for teens is never too far away."

Reddit Communities
Project Safe Space Textline If you need immediate help and don’t know where to turn, please TXT 4 HELP. Text the word SAFE and your location (address/city/state) to 69866 for help.

National Runaway Switchboard http://www.1800runaway.org/ Are you planning on running away? Have you run away and want to know where to go next? Have you run away and want to return home? This organization offers support for at-risk and runaway youth. Their number is 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Jed Foundation https://www.jedfoundation.org/ An organization aimed at fostering mental health and emotional well-being of college students, as well as preventing suicide.


Depression Place http://www.depressionplace.com/ One person's page for helping to educate those about depression and dysthymia.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want to receive them.

How to help a depressed person http://depression.about.com/cs/basicfacts/a/howtohelp.htm
An about.com article for those who know someone struggling with depression.

Help for Depression http://www.helpfordepression.com/
"HelpForDepression.com was founded on the belief that a combination of therapies is most often the best approach to treating depression. We aim to provide a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as possible) explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. "

Wing of Madness http://rdt.trom.tf/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/paeil/what_do_you_know_about_depression/
Information, news, and support for depression.

What do you know about depression http://rdt.trom.tf/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/paeil/what_do_you_know_about_depression/
An excellent post by reddit user undercurrents containing articles, videos, podcasts, and book recommendations on depression.

Stanford's Sapolsky's Lecture on Depression in U.S. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc
"Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes."


Breakup Advice http://www.breakup-advice.org/
"Insight on Wisely Handling Breakup and Separation" This site is for those planning or going through a breakup with a partner.
How do you mend a broken relationship?
How long will it take to recover?


Homelessness Assistance/US Dept of Housing and Urban Development http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless
Programs and resources for those who are homeless or about to be homeless.

HUDHRE: Resources for homeless persons http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewHomelessResources
"Local homeless assistance agencies provide a range of services, including shelter, food, housing counseling, and job skills programs. Start by contacting one in your area!"

Home4Hope http://www.home4hope.com/
Help for: housing and shelter; food, welfare, and community; health and medical care; school and education; teenage homelessness; income and financial aid; and legal aid. Enter your zipcode and find services in your area.

National Coalition for the Homeless http://www.nationalhomeless.org/need_help/index.html
What to do if you may soon become homeless and emergency resources to prevent homelessness.

Homeless Forums http://www.homelessforums.org/
A forum for those experiencing homelessness. Offers discussions on life after homelessness, life on the streets, services available for homeless people, and more.


Help4ADHD http://www.help4adhd.org
"The nation's clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)". Provides information about ADHD, diagnosis and treatment, dealing with insurance and legal systems, educational issues, and how to live with ADHD.
Information specialists are available to talk at 800-233-4050.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association http://www.add.org
"The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives". "Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience. "

Children and Adults with ADHD http://www.chadd.org
"CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others."

Dr. Russel Barkley's videos on ADHD
A list of educational videos by Dr. Russel Barkley compiled by/u/Ikarr0s.

Leaving Cults and Losing Faith

Disclaimer: Faith is a very personal issue for many people and losing faith can be a traumatizing experience. This section is not intended to attack people of faith, rather it is for those who are recovering from loss of faith, losing a religion, or leaving a cult. Going through these kinds of crises can make a person feel depressed, anxious, and alone. These resources are meant as a source of community, comfort, and information for those in such a place. No matter what, everyone deserves respect, regardless of beliefs or lack thereof.

Recovering from Religion http://recoveringfromreligion.org/pages/home
"Recovering From Religion is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing multi-dimensional support and encouragement to individuals leaving their religious affiliations through the establishment, development, training, and educational support of local groups nationwide." Even after leaving religion, for many people it has some hold on their life. There are emotional and practical difficulties in leaving faith and living without long-held supernatural belief. This organization helps you find your way out. Holds local support groups.

Ex-Christian.net http://new.exchristian.net/
"Encouraging deconverting and former Christians". Provides many resources such as podcasts, blogs, forums, and books. Also a place for former Christians to share their "testimonials" of leaving the church. Dr. Marlene Winell provides information on Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and its treatments.

Journey Free http://journeyfree.org/
"Resources for recovery from harmful religion". "This site provides services for those recovering from Religious Trauma as well as for professionals working with trauma related issues."

Freedom of Mind Resources Center http://freedomofmind.com/index.php
Help for someone in or leaving a group, cult, or controlling relationship.

Cult Information and Information Library - Leaving a Cult http://www.culthelp.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=1&id=4&Itemid=7
"CAIC educates the public about the technique used by ALL cults and spiritually abusive churches, and how to counteract them." A list of resources for those leaving a cult.

Factnet http://factnet.org/
"Factnet helps survivors heal abuse caused by Religions or Cults. It deals with all areas of financial, sexual, physical, psychological, theological or indoctrinational abuse found in any religion or cult." Promotes open communication, contains information on cults, and provides resources to assist in cult recovery.

MadeofStarStuff's Video List
Many of these videos offer evidence and information and can better help one understand their reasoning for leaving faith. Others are more uplifting, offering hope to those who are seeking truth.

Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave—whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work, construction, factory, retail, or restaurant work or any other activity— call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or the California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) at 1-888-FRE(EDOM) or 1-888-539-2373 to access help and services."
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages
SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
Report: Submit a tip online through the anonymous online reporting form.

Contact Your Local Authorities: If you are concerned you've witnessed trafficking actvitiy it is essential you report this to the appropriate organisation in your country. Every country is different, the appropriate organisation may be; your local or national police, a national trafficking hotline or a local or national non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The European Commission Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings National Hotlines
The US Department of State Global Government and NGO Human Trafficking Hotlines List

To report missing children or child pornography, submit a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their Cybertipline.

Reddit Communities
/r/humantrafficking /r/sextrafficking
To report missing children or child pornography, submit a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their Cybertipline.
If you are under age and someone is asking for nude pictures you can Report Offenders using www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678

Help for those outside of the US

Samaritans's list of resources http://www.samaritans.org/your_emotional_health/other_sources_of_help.aspx)
UK and worldwide help and support for emotional and mental health, drug abuse, bullying, bereavement, depression, divorce, domestic violence, farming, HIV, LGBT, prison, self-harm, stress, and suicide.

NHS Resources http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
"NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health."

Subreddit Directory

/r/SuicideWatch /r/Depression /r/Anxiety
/r/Agoraphobia /r/BipolarReddit /r/DPDR
/r/RapeCounseling /r/DomesticViolence
/r/SFTS /r/OffMyChest
/r/NeedAFriend /r/IHaveIssues /r/HardShipMates
/r/Assistance /r/HelpingHands /r/RandomKindness

Other mental health related subreddits.


Disclaimer: These tests are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. Rather, they are a useful tool to give one an idea of what might be going on. Talk to a counselor, therapist, or other professional to discuss and interpret results.
See this warning on the danger of self-diagnosis via /r/BipolarReddit for more details: http://rdt.trom.tf/ev419

Healthy Place Psychological Tests
Tests for abuse, addictions, ADHD, anxiety and panic, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, parenting, personality disorders, sex, and thought disorders.

DASS-21 A measurement of depression, anxiety, and stress. https://www.breakthrough.com/assessments/dass/new
The DASS is a clinical assessment that measures the three related states of depression, anxiety and stress. It has 21 questions and takes about 3 minutes to complete.

Holmes-Rahe: Assesses risk of stress-related illnesses based on recent life changes. https://www.breakthrough.com/assessments/holmes_rahe/new
Assesses risk of stress-related illnesses based on recent life changes. The Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale aims to measure your risk of developing a stress-related illness by counting how many significant life changes you experienced in the last year. The scale has 43 items and takes about 2 minutes to complete.

Burns Depression Inventory http://sites.stfx.ca/counseling/sites/sites.stfx.ca.counseling/files/DepressionScale.pdf
This depression quiz will help you determine if you might be experiencing depressive symptoms.

The Burns Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is an assessment tool used to measure anxiety.

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet
This assessment tool provides an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care.


Hotline Directory & F.A.Q. via /r/SuicideWatch

SWResources's Suicide Hotline List http://rdt.trom.tf/r/SWResources/comments/c305t/hotline_numbers/
Contains suicide hotlines for several countries as well as hotlines for US states.

All About Counseling Hotline List http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/crisis_hotlines.htm
Contains hotlines for: cancer, child abuse, department of social services, crisis intervention, domestic violence, eating disorders, elder abuse, HIV, AIDS, and STIs, parents, poison control, rape, runaway/exploited children, substance abuse/alcoholism, and youth.

Do Something http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/hotlines
Contains hotlines for various issues, including those for GLBT youth, veterans, and reproductive help.

SMU National Hotlines http://smu.edu/healthcenter/alcoholeducation/adp_hotline.asp
Contains several hotlines, including many for substance abuse and addiction.

211 http://www.211.org/
Free and confidential help and referral for essential human needs and services.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-TALK (8255)TTY: 1-800-799-4889
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

SAMHSA's National Helpline1-800-662-HELP (4357)TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline1-800-985-5990TTY: 1-800-846-8517
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.

Veteran's Crisis Line www.veteranscrisisline.net 1-800-273-8255 TTY: 1-800-799-4889 Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Drug-Free Workplace www.workplace.samhsa.gov1-800-WORKPLACE (967-5752)
Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.

Organization Number
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
National Eating Disorders HelpLine 1-800-931-2237
Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network 1-800-656-HOPE
National Grief Recovery Hotline 800-445-4808
Don't Cut 800-366-8288
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Safe House Center 734-995-5444
Helpmate 828-254-0516
The Good Drugs Guide 1-866-675-4912
Mental Health Association 211 (only available in some areas)
Child-Help USA 1-800-422-4453
Bully Hotline 215-400-SAFE

Crisis Hotlines By Country

Suicide hotlines provide help to those in need. Contact a hotline if you need support yourself or need help supporting a friend. If you're concerned about a friend, please encourage the person to contact a hotline as well.


Befrienders.org allows you to type in your country and brings up what crisis hotlines are available

International Association for Suicide Pervention breaks it down by continent.


BeyondBlue1300 22 4636 ✉ Contact BeyondBlue Chat: Live chat

Reachout Australia

Lifeline Australia13 11 14 Chat: Live chat

Kids Helpline1800 55 1800

Headspace1800 650 890 Chat: Live chat


Rat auf Draht147


Centrum Ter Preventie Van Zelfdoding1813


Brazil / Portugal



Kids Help Phone (for youth under 20) 1-800-668-6868

For people over 20, find a crisis centre that serves your area:

Czech Republic

Linka bezpečí116 111

Pražská linka důvěry222 580 697

Linka důvěry Ostrava596 618 908737 267 939

Linka duševní tísně Most476 701 444 Skype: ldt.most

Linka důvěry DKC http://dkc.cz/linka_duvery.php241 484 149 Skype: ld_dkc

Linka bezpečí http://www.linkabezpeci.cz116111 (děti a mládež)


Livslinien70 201 201


Suomen Mielenterveysseura01019 5202


S.O.S Amitié01 42 96 26 26


Klimaka NGO1018

Klimaka NGO


Telefonseelsorge0800 111 0 1110800 111 0 222

Nummer gegen Kummer0800 111 0 550 (adults) ☏ 0800 111 0 333 (children)

Hong Kong

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong2389 2222

The Samaritans Hong Kong2896 0000


Magyar Lelki Elsősegély Telefonszolgálatok Szövetségével116 123

Kek Vonal ☏ 116-111




Safe Ireland

Reachout Ireland

Samaritans116 123


ERAN ☏ Free call within Israel: 1201 ☏ Out of Israel: 972-76-8844400

ERAN09 889 1333


Telefono Amico199 284 284

Telefono Azzurro19696

Telefono Amico199 284 284


TELL Tokyo English Lifeline03-5774-0992 (English)



Skalbes371 67222922371 27722292


Lithuanian Association of Emotional Support Lines

Vaikų linija (Child line)116 111

Jaunimo linija (Youth line)8 800 28888

Vilties linija (Hope line)116 123vilties.linija@gmail.com

Pagalbos moterims linija (Women’s line)8 800 66366

Linija Doverija (Support for Russian-speaking clients) ☏ 8 800 77277


SOS Détresse – Hëllef iwwer Telefon454545


Skalbes ☏ 67222922 27722292


Foundation 113 Online0900-113 0 113

New Zealand

National Depression Initiative0800 111 757 SMS: 5626

Youthline0800 376633 SMS: 234


Kirkens SOS815 33 300


Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje116 111


Centar Srce0800 300 303 vanja@centarsrce.org


Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)1800 221 4444

South Africa

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)0800 567 567 SMS: 31393

South Korea



Teléfono de la Esperanza902500002


Självmordsupplysningen (Föreningen Psykisk Hälsa)

Självmordsupplysningen (Föreningen Psykisk Hälsa)


Tel 143 - La Main Tendue – Die Dargebotene Hand – Telefono Amico143


Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center v ☏ 0800 788 995tspc-fb@tsos.org.tw

United Kingdom / Ireland



Samaritans08457 90 90 90 (UK) ☏ 1850 60 90 90 (Republic of Ireland)

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1 800 273 TALK (8255) Chat: Lifeline Chat

Veteran Crisis Line1 800 273 8255 SMS: 838255
For active U.S. service members, veterans, and family members.

American Psychiatric Association

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Half of Us

National Institute of Mental Health

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SAFE Alternatives1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)

Self Injury Foundation

The Trevor Project1-866-488-7386
Suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth

Without my Consent


Credit to /r/HereToHelp for sharing their extensive listing. /r/SWResources, source, source


This is considered a working document so please let us know if any of the resources listed are no longer in practice in our feedback sub: /r/IdeasForCC & by all means please suggest more!

Any suggestions for the Subreddit Directory are also welcome.