Even the baddest most confident people struggle sometimes. There is strength is asking for help.
- Suicide prevention resources
- Therapy resources
- Domestic Violence
- Support Groups
- Low-cost or free personal development services
Suicide prevention resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) This hotline provides free and confidential support 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, including suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 This text-based crisis hotline provides free and confidential support for anyone experiencing a crisis, including suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 This hotline provides free and confidential support for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing a crisis, including suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Psychology Today: www.psychologytoday.com This website offers a comprehensive directory of therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals searchable by location, insurance, and area of expertise.
BetterHelp: www.betterhelp.com This website offers online counseling services with licensed therapists, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: www.openpathcollective.org This organization offers low-cost therapy sessions with licensed mental health professionals for individuals and families with financial limitations.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 This hotline provides free and confidential support 24/7 for anyone experiencing domestic violence, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org This website offers information and resources for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, including safety planning, legal resources, and support groups.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): www.rainn.org This organization provides free and confidential support for survivors of sexual violence, including domestic violence. They also offer resources for loved ones and friends who want to support survivors.
The Hotline: www.thehotline.org This website provides information and resources for individuals experiencing domestic violence, including safety planning, legal resources, and support groups.
Local Domestic Violence Shelters: Many communities have domestic violence shelters that offer safe housing, counseling, and other support services for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence. Check with your local organizations for resources in your area.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National STD and AIDS Hotline
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Organization that supports safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students. Local chapters offer trainings, community outreach, and more.
It Gets Better Project
Videos of LGBTQ people and allies sharing their personal stories.
Information on sexual health for teens and young adults.
Linea Nacional del SIDA y ETS
Hours: 7 days a week, 8 am–2 pm EST
Hours: 7 am–1 am PST / 9 am–3 am CST / 10 am–4 am EST.
Peer support hotline run by and for trans people.
Support groups provide community and support. They are an amazing way towards healing, and you may find there are people out there who are going through what you’re going through. Just 1 person (or group) can make you feel included and like you aren’t alone.
Below are lists of support groups. You can also search for different groups on meetup.com.
- Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Group
- Al-anon Meetings
- Alcohol Screening & Testing
- Alzheimers Association
- American Association of Retired Persons Grief and Loss Information
- American Association of Suicidology
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America peer-to-peer support group
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Autism Society of America
- The Balanced Mind Foundation
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Caregiver Action Network
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Co-Dependents Anonymous
- The Compassionate Friends Grief Support:
- Crisis Text Line
- Debtors Anonymous
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Dual Diagnosis of Oregon, Inc.
- Dual Recovery Anonymous
- Emotions Anonymous
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Freedom from Fear
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Gift from Within: Article for partners
- Hospice Foundation of America
- International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
- International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
- Male Survivor
- Narcotics Anonymous
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Autism and Asperger Syndrome support group
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Postpartum Support International
- PTSD Veteran Support Group
- S-Anon International Family Groups
- Self Mutilators Anonymous
- Sex Addicts Anonymous
- Sidran Institute (trauma & mental health services)
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous
- The Arc (Support and information for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families)
- Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
- TARA Association for Personality Disorder
- The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
- Well Spouse Association
- Witness Justice
Low-cost or free personal development services
Coursera: www.coursera.org This website offers online courses and certifications from top universities and organizations around the world, including personal development courses in areas such as mindfulness, resilience, and self-care.
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org This website offers free online courses and tutorials in a variety of subjects, including personal development topics such as meditation, mindfulness, and self-improvement.
Local Community Centers and Libraries: Many community centers and libraries offer free or low-cost classes and workshops on personal development topics such as meditation, yoga, and stress management. Check with your local centers and libraries for offerings in your area.