Mental Health Resources

This list of Mental Health Resources is in no way comprehensive, nor is it in any particular order. I’m in no way promoting any of these resources.


If you’re having suicidal thoughts, you have options. . .

(in no particular order)


SUPPORT GROUPS

The Sunny Shadow: Bipolar Support Group: A supportive closed Facebook group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

 Local Support Group Finder: Find a Support Group in Your Community. For people living with depression and/or bipolar disorder. -via Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Online Support Groups: For people living with depression and/or bipolar disorder. -via Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA): ” …is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis.” It is for individuals who are chemically dependent in addition to battling a mental illness. 

» DRA Meeting Finder: Find a meeting near you.

• Double Trouble in Recovery: For people living with a dual diagnosis. “(DTR) is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their particular addiction(s) and manage their mental disorder(s).”

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.): A supportive 12-Step program for people recovering from alcohol abuse. Learn more and find a meeting near you.

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.): A supportive 12-Step program for people recovering drug abuse. Learn more and find a meeting near you.

 Al-Anon + Alateen: For those affected by a loved one’s alcohol use. Learn more and find a meeting near you.

SMART Recovery: “The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.”

Mental Health America – Lots of Support Groups.


THE CO-OCCURRING TREATMENT CENTER I WENT TO

The Oaks at La Paloma: (Memphis, TN) – (877) 345-1887


GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

NAMI {National Alliance on Mental Illness} helpline: 800-950-6264

NIMH {National Institute of Mental Health}

DBSA {Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance}

 Mental Health America

PsychEducation.org – by Dr. Jim Phelps

To Write Love On Her Arms. – Non-profit movement presenting hope + finding help for people struggling w/depression, addiction, self-injury, & suicide.

 bipolarUK

Mind: A mental health charity based in the UK.


ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Safe Harbor “. . . the world’s largest site on non-drug approaches for mental health.”

 Beyond Meds – Alternatives to Psychiatry


SELF-HARM SUPPORT + RESOURCES

The Butterfly Project – Coping tool & Support. Submit your story anonymously.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives – 1-800-DON’TCUT {366-8288}

Self-Injury Outreach & Support – A non-profit outreach initiative providing information & resources about self-injury.

NEDA (National Eating DisorderAssociation) – Information & Referral Helpline

  • Helpline: (800) 931-2237 (“available Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM Eastern Time”)
  • Crisis Text Line: “For crisis situations, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line”
  • Find Treatment: search tool

MEDICATION RESOURCES

Drugs.com  Even has an interaction checker & pill identifier.

RxList.com  Also has a pill identifier.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – As the National Institute of Mental Health states on their website, medications change frequently. They suggest we “check the FDA’s website for for the latest warnings, patient medication guides, or newly approved medications.”


SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVORS

 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  Healing Guide and Resources.

 Suicidology.org  Books & Resources for survivors.

 SurvivorDay.org  Find events near you for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.


MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

PubMed

ClinicalTrials.gov


STAY UP-TO-DATE

Treatment Advocacy Center

MNT {Medical News Today}


TRACK YOUR MOOD

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• Printable Mood Tracker

• 2-page PDF: 10 Mood-Tracking Apps Ideal for Bipolar Disorder (+ 10 Basic Tips for Managing Bipolar Disorder)


BIPOLAR // MENTAL HEALTH // SOBRIETY BLOGS THAT ROCK!

(I’m just getting started, will be back to add more…. )

0c87RecoveryDiaries.com

Like-MindedMag.com

SandraCharron.com

BipolarBandit.Wordpress.com

ThroughDarknessInDaylight.com

It’s Not Your Journey

TheSobrietyCollective.com

AddictionUnscripted.com


YOU'RE NOT ALONE

*Please let me know if you come across any broken links!

krista@thesunnyshadow.com


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