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Mental Health Resources

  • is an independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s leading mental health websites. Each month, millions of people from all around the world turn to HelpGuide for trustworthy information they can use to improve their mental health and make healthy changes.

  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Offers support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

  • The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Provides resources, support groups, and educational materials for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder.

  • Hearing Voices Network: Supports individuals who hear voices or have other unusual sensory experiences.

  •  PMDD Peer Support - Offers peer support for individuals experiencing Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

  • HeyPeers:  HeyPeers is a transformative platform connecting individuals facing life's challenges with peer supporters who have walked similar paths. Through this supportive community, people find understanding, empathy, and encouragement, enhancing their well-being and resilience.​

  • Emotions Matter: Emotions Matter is a comprehensive resource dedicated to mental health awareness around BPD, offering valuable insights and support for individuals dealing with emotional challenges. Their resources include peer support groups, webinars, and tools designed to enhance emotional well-being and foster resilience.

  • Cereal for Dinner: A collection of practical, realistic resources for living with clinical depression, created by people living with depression, for people living with depression.

  • Covid Conscious Therapists:  Your mental health provider shouldn’t tell you that continuing to take safety precautions to lower your risk of infection is irrational. Anxiety and increased stress are reasonable responses (among many others) to everything that has happened in the last three years — and everything that continues to unfold. This is a directory of mental health providers in the United States, Canada, and internationally who continue to take you and the impacts of COVID-19 seriously.

Mental Health/Peer Support/Psych Survivor

  • National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives: A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that documents a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, and allows appointment of a health proxy to interpret those preferences during a crisis.

  • National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse: The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a peer-run national technical assistance and resource center that fosters recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion. It serves individuals with lived experience of a mental health condition, peer-run service and advocacy organizations, family members, mental health professionals and service providers, policy makers, and the public.

• The Icarus Project:  The Icarus Project is a network that provides support and resources for individuals dealing with mental health challenges. They focus on embracing the diversity of human experiences and promoting alternatives to the traditional mental health system.

  • Self-Injury Recovery & Awareness: Self-Injury Recovery & Awareness or “SIRA” for short, focuses on filling the massive gap of care for the self-injury community by teaching them how to heal from the inside-out, through a peer-to-peer support group model. ​


  • Mad In America:  Mad In America is an online community and resource hub that challenges the dominant narratives surrounding mental health and promotes critical thinking about psychiatric practices. They provide a platform for individuals to share their experiences and explore alternative perspectives on mental health.


  • National Empowerment Center: The National Empowerment Center is a peer-run organization that aims to promote recovery, self-determination, and empowerment for individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges. They offer various resources, training, and support to foster resilience and advocacy.


  • Hearing Voices Network:  The Hearing Voices Network is an international movement that supports individuals who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual sensory experiences. They provide peer support groups, training, and information to challenge the pathologization of these experiences.


  • The Freedom Center:  The Freedom Center is a grassroots organization focused on human rights and supporting individuals who have experienced psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, and oppression. They offer support groups, educational events, and advocacy initiatives aimed at challenging the psychiatric system.

  • Support Coalition International:  Support Coalition International is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting human rights and alternatives to traditional mental health approaches. They advocate for self-determination, peer support, and recovery-oriented practices.

  • The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA):  The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is a collective that offers peer support, workshops, and resources focused on transformative justice and community accountability. They emphasize the intersection of mental health, trauma, and social justice.


  • The Freedom Center for Social Justice:  The Freedom Center for Social Justice is an organization that works towards equity, healing, and liberation for marginalized communities. They offer peer support groups, advocacy initiatives, and training programs that challenge systemic oppression and promote community-based alternatives.


  • The Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC):  The Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC) is a peer-run organization that provides resources, support groups, and educational opportunities for individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric diagnoses. They prioritize empowerment, self-determination, and community connections.


  • The Inner Compass Initiative:  The Inner Compass Initiative offers information, resources, and support for individuals who are seeking alternatives to conventional mental health approaches. They focus on holistic wellness, informed consent, and supporting people in making their own decisions about their mental health journeys.

  • Surviving Antidepressants:  We are a community of volunteers providing peer support for tapering all psychiatric drugs and their withdrawal syndromes. 

  • Yarrow Collective: Yarrow Collective currently runs peer support groups in Northern Colorado and online!  Groups include: Alternatives To Suicide, Chronic Illness & Disability Peer Support Group, Co-reflection Groups for Peer Support Workers, and more.  

  • Call Bubbie:  Call Bubbie is a disability justice, peer support organization that advocates for folks who identify as neurodivergent, mentally ill, mad, and disabled located in Portland, OR. 

  • Peer Support Space:  Peer Support Space provides virtual peer support services for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. They offer support groups, one-on-one peer support, and resources to help individuals on their mental health journey.

  • IFS Peer Support: You and all your parts are welcome! We are a community-led, IFS-based (Internal Family Systems) peer support organization offering online meetings focused on healing from addiction and trauma.  We are in the early stages of organizing right now.

Suicide Care


  •  Alt2Su: Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-based response to supporting people who have made suicidal attempts or who have experienced suicidal thoughts. Alternatives to Suicide groups are for anyone 18+ years old with personal experiences of suicidal thoughts or actions to talk about suicidal experiences and other forms of emotional distress without fear of being put through a crisis management system.

  • Aware Care Library: Cait offers digital downloads that you can purchase on her resource site and value-driven education via Instagram and Tik Tok, @cait.deatheducation. Cait hosts a membership specific to suicide care and conversations, where you gain access to a library of digital suicide-specific resources and receive new content each month, as well as a private Discord where suicide is talked about openly, and access to regularly held peer spaces.

  • Radical Mental Health First Aide (RMHFA) suicide and safety planning training: These workshops will offer you context on the impact of oppression and social injustice on the body-mind and teach you de-escalation and consent skills. We will go over the RMHFA Action Plan and safety planning in depth. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, practice skills and apply their knowledge.

  • Now What Now: We have had suicidal thoughts and emotions and problems that felt unsolvable. Here are our stories, including research based ways for managing the most painful moments of life. We teach Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-breathing. These skills are part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, proven to be helpful for people considering suicide.

  • Live Through This: Live Through This is the first known project of its kind, and the most extensive catalog in existence of stories told by suicide attempt survivors, for suicide attempt survivors. Its mission is to change public attitudes about suicide for the better; to reduce prejudice and discrimination against attempt survivors; to provide comfort to those experiencing suicidal thoughts by letting them know that they’re not alone and tomorrow is possible; to give insight to those who have trouble understanding suicidal thoughts and actions, and catharsis to those who have lost a loved one; and to be used as a teaching tool for clinicians in training, or anyone else who might benefit from a deeper understanding of first-person experiences with suicide.

  • United Suicide Survivors International: We are an independent global organization that serves as a home for people who have experienced suicide loss, suicide attempts, and suicidal thoughts and feelings, and their friends and families – collectively known as people with lived experience with suicide – to leverage their expertise for large-scale change.

  • Lived Experience Academy: At the Lived Experience Academy, you will find guidance and resources to support healing, recovery, and growth after a suicidal crisis. You will also be joining a community of people who believe in the potential for going beyond recovery in the aftermath of trauma. If you want the confidence to support recovery and growth after a suicidal crisis, then join the Lived Experience Academy today.

  • Rose in the Ocean:  Australia’s national lived experience of suicide organization, Roses in the Ocean exists to save lives and to reduce emotional distress and pain.​

​Also, see our Zines, Guides, Toolkits section for more guides about madness, mental health challenges, supporting folks experiencing crisis, community care, and more.  

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