mental health resources
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
If you are feeling suicidal or struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call 9-1-1 right now. If you have dealt with suicidal thoughts in the past, please put the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline into your phone. You can call this number anytime and speak to a professional who can help.
Suicide prevention: nowmattersnow.org
This website has wonderful resources for individuals who have struggled with depression and suicidality. There are videos from survivors who share their powerful stories and offer hope that things will get better. There are also videos with useful skills for dealing with overwhelming emotions.
This website is designed to provide support and resources to LGBTQI youth and their loved ones. Too many people in the LGBTQI are targeted and bullied because of who they are. If you are struggling as a result of what you've been through, you can get connected through this website to help right away.
Free guided meditations from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
"Mindfulness" is a buzz word lately, but that's because it's really effective! Practicing mindfulness can help with issues from anxiety to chronic pain to relationship distress. If you want to try it but you have a hard time sitting quietly by yourself, these free guided meditations from UCLA will guide you.
Dr. Kristin Neff's Self-Compassion website
Too many people are extremely hard on themselves. Harsh self-criticism can lead to depression. Dr. Neff's research on self-compassion shows that it can greatly improve your life. Her website has many resources- I would also recommend her book, Self-Compassion.
From their website, "NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives."
The Therapy Show with Dr. Bridget Nash.
Dr. Nash interviews experts in the field of therapy about what kind of therapy they practice and how they help people. You can learn a lot about counseling from listening to this podcast.
Therapy for Black Girls podcast
This is a podcast put together by Dr. Joy Harden based in Atlanta with the goal of supporting black women and girls and de-stigmatizing mental health issues.
Therapist Uncensored podcast
The therapists who host this podcast cover a range of useful topics for both individuals and couples, from information about how trauma affects the brain to tips for how couples can navigate sexual differences in their relationship.
Therapy is a useful resource too! Contact me.