1. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NAMI is one of the most comprehensive mental health awareness resources. Their website is loaded with information about every mental health topic you can think of, statistics, brochures, clinical trials, and contacts for getting mental health services.
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Another powerhouse in the mental health resource department, NAMI provides crucial information to anyone with a mental illness or those seeking information and help for a loved one. They have extensive lists of events, support groups, and online discussion groups.
3. Mental Health America (MHA)
As America’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping those with mental illness, MHA can educate you on all things mental health disorder-related. MHA can also connect you with mental health awareness events and point you in the right direction for getting the essential mental health services you or your loved one needs.
4. Mental Health.gov
Another fantastic resource for all things mental health, mentalhealth.gov gives you access to all U.S. mental health information. Learn about what to look for in yourself or others struggling with a mental illness, the basics of mental health, and how you can find help.
5. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The AFSP is a critical voluntary health organization aimed at helping those affected by suicide. Their scientific research, education opportunities, advocation of public policies, and support to those affected by suicide have been helping our country learn and help prevent suicide for over 30 years. They also run a toll-free crisis line for anyone needing help. The number is 800-273-8255.
6. End the Stigma
End the Stigma is a nonprofit organization and teen mental wellness movement. Their goal is to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness among teens that it’s okay to ask for help.
And there is SO.MANY.MORE. An incredible number of organizations and nonprofits are doing their part to educate, support, and help people find treatment. There’s really no excuse not to learn more. Don’t be a part of the problem. Be a part of the solution.