Mental Health Helpline

Self Help Clearinghouse

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Helpline numbers, e-mail support, resources and advice, in over 40 countries, for individuals who are distressed or suicidal now and need to talk to someone. Talking about ones feelings can often alleviate distress.
Website: and
Verified: 7/25/2012


Online. Support community that has support groups, blogs, news, research and more which covers a variety of behavioral health issues.
Verified: 8/15/2012

Compeer, Inc.

Provides one-to-one volunteer supportive relationships to adults and youth in mental health recovery.
259 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Voice: 1-800-836-0475
Verified: 4/10/2012

Project Return Peer Support Warm Line

Provides support for mental health consumers
Voice: 1-888-448-9777
Verified: 7/24/2012

Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center

Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. Leave name and mailing address and literature will be mailed to you.
Voice: 1-866-615-6464
Verified: 4/10/2012


Education and advocacy organization. Provides information on borderline personality to families, consumers and providers. Referrals to clinicians, treatment programs, self-help groups, BPD Journal, speakers' bureau, professional conferences and advocacy.
Voice: 1-888-482-7227
Verified: 4/10/2012

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Provides information on schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Has information on research being conducted on these disorders. Newsletter, literature and brochures.
Voice: 1-800-829-8289
Verified: 4/10/2012

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Web Resource. Founded in 1989. Serves to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. The website provides educational and clinical resources concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.
Verified: 7/31/2012

My Therapy Couch

Online. Professionally-run. Internet support groups can be found under ' then Groups'.
Verified: 8/16/2012

Boy's Town National Hotline

Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for boys and girls. Free and confidential. Short-term crisis intervention. Suicide prevention. Works with children and families.
Voice: 1-800-448-3000
Verified: 4/10/2012

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and

Traumatic Brain Injury. Web Resource. Serves US service members, their families and veterans by focusing on psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care. Website also houses TRICARE, a health care program for active and retired military personnel.
Verified: 7/31/2012

Mental Health America

Provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including bipolar disorder, depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and warning signs of mental illness. Referrals to local mental health services. Distributes free national directory of local mental health associations and offers low-cost materials. Advocates to remove stigma of mental illness and for mental health benefits parity.
Voice: 1-800-969-6642
Verified: 4/10/2012

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