Emotional Wellness

Resources + Support

Emotional Wellness

Resources + Support

Part of our commitment to promoting and prioritizing your well-being through the Caring for Caregivers program is recognizing when we are unable to meet your needs within our scope of practice and doing our best to direct you to the people, places, and programs that can support you.

Below is a living document that includes links to support groups, educational tools and information, and provider directories to help you sustain and/or enhance your mental and emotional well-being. This document is organized by demographic as well as areas of need and will be updated regularly as we become aware of additional resources.

If you are aware of or connected to any communities, organizations, or providers that you believe should be represented here, please submit their details (name, website, contact) to [email protected]. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for approval to be included.

General Resources 

Caring for Caregivers (Guided Videos + Workbook)
Gain insights, engage in guided exercises, and access interactive workbooks to support your wellness journey.

Family Support
Family-to-Family is an 8-week educational course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with mental illness, facilitated by a trained family member or caregiver with lived experience.  Classes are usually offered in the Winter (January), Spring, and Fall (September).

Helpful Hotlines (Crisis Support)
A list of hotlines that may be helpful, regardless of your situation. All resources are free, 100% confidential, and available to call 24/7.

Mental Health America (Online Screening Tools)
Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. These resources provide insight only and are not meant to replace assessment and treatment from a licensed professional.

Psychology Today (Provider Directory and Blog)
Directory of therapists. Search by gender, race, insurance, treatment specializations, location, and more to find the right match.

Vent (Mobile App for iPhone)
Express how you feel. Vent helps you connect to a supportive, positive, and understanding community, making it easy to share your true feelings with people around the world. Express yourself, react to other people’s vents, get support 24/7, chat privately in real-time, without sharing personal contact information, and connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.

7 Cups (Caring Listeners + Free Emotional Support)
Grow at Your Own Pace. Explore self-help guides and growth paths for proven tips and advice on how to feel better. Free 24/7 chat support from volunteer listeners and chat with others who understand in support chat rooms. Get affordable Online Therapy with confidential online therapy & counseling with licensed therapists for $150/month.

Culturally-Specific Resources 

Black Men (Provider Directory and Blog)
A rapidly growing directory of 616 therapists and 61 coaches throughout the fifty states aims to break the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Get Judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care for Black men.

Black People (Virtual Therapist Directory and Resources)
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a national training, movement-building, and grant-making institution dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Latinx Therapy (Latinx Therapists and Speakers)
Latinx Therapy is on a mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community and strives to provide culturally-grounded workshops, resources, and information along with a bilingual podcast and national directory, where 98% of providers are Spanish speakers.

LGBTQ (Books, Films, Media, Hotlines, Virtual Resources)
This resource provides free confidential peer support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs for all, from youth to aging adults in the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ (BIPOC Provider Directory)
The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is dedicated to advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. They provide a directory of providers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

LGBTQIA2S+ (BIPOC + People with Disabilities)
This organization provides nationwide mental health care exclusively for Queer and Trans people of color, with a focus on anti-racism, social justice, and the intersectional identities of each client. The team consists of psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and administrative specialists.

Native American Wellness Institute (Education and Support)
The Native Wellness Institute promotes the well-being of Native people through programs and training that embrace the teachings and traditions of Native ancestors.
Their Facebook live session, the Native Wellness Power Hour, offers storytelling, workshops, teachings, and more.

Website: https://www.nativewellness.com/

Power Hour: https://www.facebook.com/NativeWellnessInstitute

South Asian (Therapist Directory and Blog)
This is the largest South Asian mental health therapist and counseling community in the world, including providers with Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani, and Nepali heritage.

Domestic Violence Resources 

Domestic Violence (Warning Signs, Safety Plan, and Support)
National Domestic Violence Hotline provides insight and resources to those experiencing or suspecting domestic and intimate partner violence. They offer safety planning and support, and their website includes warning signs and resources for survivors.

Substance Use Resources 

See Her Bloom (Recovery Stories + Resources: Black Women)
See Her Bloom is a community with stories and resources to empower Black women experiencing substance use disorder to heal, renew, and grow.

Substance Use (Treatment and Recovery Programs)
A free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness, and Mental Health modalities.

Substance Use (Treatment Services and Support Groups)
Virtual support for recovery from mental and substance use disorders.

12-Step Programs (Meetings and Education Resources)
The Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors, dealing not only with alcoholism but also recovery from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.

Suicide-Related Resources 

Coping with a Loved One’s Suicide (After Loss)
The loss of someone you love from suicide can be devastating. But there are ways to navigate the shock, confusion, and despair and begin the healing process.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Know The Signs + What To Say)
This website provides information on recognizing the warning signs of suicide and knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help.

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts (Support)
If you’re thinking about suicide, your pain may seem overwhelming and permanent. But there are ways to cope with suicidal thoughts and feelings and overcome the pain.