Here is a list of my personal favorite mental health resources. You can find anything from books to bloggers on this list! This page will always be updated if I find new things that could help you. If you have any resources that have helped you with your mental health, please leave a comment on this post so I can add it to the list!
*Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you click on the link, at no extra cost to you, I get a little bit of compensation. I would NEVER recommend something to you that I don’t personally love.
HOTLINES AND CHARITIES
Find my complete list of mental health hotlines here.
Suicide Prevention Hotline – They have a phone number you can call (1-800-273-8255), information on their website about suicide prevention, or a text/chat line if you are more comfortable talking to someone over text.
The Trevor Project – A mental health organization dedicated to providing crisis prevention to LGBTQ+ youth.
Active Minds – A mental health organization dedicated to raising awareness for mental health in college students. They offer internships for college students who want to make a difference in their college community.
NAMI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a great resource to get information on different mental health illnesses, how to get help, support groups, advocacy, and more!
NEDA – National Eating Disorder Association is dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They want to raise awareness and advocacy around eating disorders so we can find cures and more people can get the help they need.
THERAPY AND SERVICES
BetterHelp – BetterHelp is a great alternative if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on therapy. BetterHelp connects you with a therapist that fits your personal needs that you can have 24/7 access to from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
PsychologyToday – This was the website that lead me to my most recent counselors. It allows you to choose exactly what you want in a therapist and shows you therapists in your area that fit for criteria.
Blahtherapy – Free confidential chat with licensed professional and listeners.
7 Cups of Tea – Free confidential chat with licensed professional and trained listeners. This was one of the first sites I ever used and I found it extremely helpful when I was a teenager.
Some of my favorite mental health / positivity blogs that I love to read:
Some of my favorite youtubers who discuss mental health, body positivity, and self-care:
Huddle – Huddle is an amazing virtual support group that you can take on the go with you! Huddle has support groups on a variety of mental health and identity topics. You have the option to be anonymous if you want as well. I love huddle because I get to create a relationship with others who are going through the same thing as me. It is a great part of my support system! Our LikeKristen support group code is: 66081.
Booster Buddy – An amazing mental health app for teens! Helps with mental health medication reminders, mindfulness of symptoms, and all while you are playing a super cute game!
Headspace – Meditation app.
Pacifica – A daily took that helps you be mindful about your anxiety and depression symptoms throughout the day.