Virtual Mental Health Support
Most of these links are for ages 12 and up, however please use your own discretion. Please refer to these sites for more options and resources for children: AASpeech.com and Common Sense Media. These are the sites from which the quotes below originate.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to speak with a professional when in crisis
Calm (web) "Appealing meditation and relaxation for all ages."
Calm Harm (app) "In-the-moment help for teens battling harmful urges."
Headspace (web) "Stress less & relaxing sounds"
Virtual Hope Box (app) "Personalized support tool made for vets may help teens, too."
COVID Coach (app) "Excellent for wellness; not just for COVID-19 or veterans."
Atlas Co (app) "Self-improvement via podcasts and journaling for teens."
MindDoc (app) "MindDoc is a leading monitoring and self-management app for mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and eating disorders."
Mental Health Education
Suicide Prevention & Support
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to speak with a professional when in crisis (WA State)
Crisis Connections For those in emotional crisis with helpful resources on their web pages (Tele services primarily for King, Pierce, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Grant, Okanogan, Chelan, and Douglas Counties)
Anxiety, Depression & Others
Anxiety Canada: Information and self-help programs for mild to moderate anxiety for adults and teens.
This Way Up: How to Deal with Anxiety and Worry (Australia)
Mental Health Coalition Resource Library: is made available by our alliance of the leading mental health organizations. We encourage you to browse this database to learn about mental health, help a loved one, learn coping skills and seek support.
Resources to Prevent Stigma, Bullying and Marginalization
Mental Health Stigma
The Mental Health Coalition: Working together to end the devastating stigma surrounding today’s most prevalent public health crisis.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Recovery Village Domestic Violence Resource Page: Domestic violence can take many forms, with the most common types being physical violence, rape, stalking and emotional or psychological abuse. In the United States, domestic violence is commonly associated with cases of sexual assault, stalking, homicide, mental illness and suicide. The pervasiveness and complexity of domestic violence mean that anyone — regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or social standing — can be affected by this kind of abuse at any point in their life.
The Trevor Project "is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."
Lambert House "empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills."
TransFamilies "run parent support groups (including a group for Spanish-speaking families), a trans youth leadership program, special topics groups, and youth support groups, with more programs in development."
Ingersoll Gender Center "is an organization by, and for transgender and gender nonconforming people that provides mutual support through peer led support groups, advocacy in navigating resources, community organizing, and education — all in the pursuit of our collective self-determination."
PFLAG: "is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies."
GLAAD: "For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community."
STOMP Out Bullying: national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.
Prevent Cyberbullying (stopbullying.gov)
Bullying Free New Zealand: Useful tips and general information for parents.