When we suffer, many of us tend to suffer alone, in silence. We are ashamed or afraid to speak out.

The fact is, sometimes we’re just not okay, and it’s okay to not be okay. And, yet, if there’s a key to opening that door, as uncomfortable as opening it might be, that key is speaking up, speaking out, and saying to yourself, “I’m not okay right now." 

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s always okay.

I hope within the resources listed here, you find something useful.


 

Organizations

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 800 273 TALK (8255)

 

  • Veteran's Crisis Line:

1 800 273 TALK (8255) and then press "1" or send a text to 838255

 

  • Crisis Text Line:

Text "HELLO" to 741741

 

  • Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

1 800 662 HELP (4357)​

 

Non Geo-Specific Local Resources ​

  • Non-emergency number for your local emergency dispatch services

  • ​911

  • Your local emergency room

  • Your local urgent care or walk-in facility 

  • Your primary care physician

  • Your local shelter care or safe-haven

  • Your local behavioral health walk-in facility 

 

Books

Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown

 

The Body Keeps the Scoreby Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk

 

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, by Pete Walker

 

The 5 Love Languagesby Gary Chapman

 

Bonds that Make Us Freeby C. Terry Warner

 

Emotional Intelligenceby Daniel Goleman

 

The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck

 

Driven to Distractionby Edward Hallowell

 

Chosen by a Horse, by Susan Richards

 

Living with Depression, by Deborah Serani

 

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne

 

Darkness Visible, by William Styron

 

The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer

Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie

Websites

  • National Institute of Mental Health: 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml

 

  • Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help:

https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html

 

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): 

https://www.hrsa.gov/

 

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): 

https://www.cms.gov/

 

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: 

http://www.adaa.org/

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 

http://www.dbsalliance.org/

  • Mental Health America: 

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

 

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 

http://www.nami.org/