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National Resources​

Empowering Connections​

A Nationwide Guide for Support and Healing​

Everyone can use support sometimes. Someone is waiting to help you – whether you’re seeking a connection to concrete resources in your community, or to an empathetic listener for guidance and insight. While this is not a comprehensive list, it may help you access care that eases your burden.
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Explore Your Support Options

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The Lifeline provides free 24/7 confidential support whether you’re in need of immediate help or you’re looking for prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call or text 988, or chat. For TTY, dial 711, then 988.

 

Crisis Text Line

Click the link or text ACES to 741741 for free crisis counseling 24/7.

2-1-1

Offers trained staff 24/7 in many communities to help provide access to shelter, health care, food, and other services and programs. You can dial 2-1-1, or search by location for online resources and contact information.

Number Story

Discover the Story of your Number to learn more about ACEs, childhood adversity, the impacts of toxic stress, and how to heal and support the kids in your life.

 

CPTSD Resources

From the CPTSD Foundation include free weekly newsletters, blog posts, weekly livestreams with chats, and monthly virtual meditation classes – all trauma-informed and designed for survivors of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – ongoing, inescapable, relational trauma, like child abuse and neglect.

 

Out of the Storm

A free, anonymous community of adults suffering from symptoms of Complex PTSD, mostly from childhood trauma.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call, chat, or text free 24/7 if you are a victim of domestic violence and need help. Create an interactive safety plan that can help lower your risk of harm.

Find Your Local Food Bank

Through Feeding America.

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible individuals and families with low incomes. Find your state and local SNAP info with the SNAP State Directory of Resources.

 

Women, Infants and Children

(WIC) program offers supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling, and screening and referrals to other health and social services.

Find a Clinic

Providing free health care in your area with this map from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

 

Find a Health Center

Providing free or accessible care in your area in this searchable database from the Human Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Mighty

A safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.

 

The Spoon Theory

This personal story by Christine Miserandino is popular among many with chronic health conditions as a tool for understanding and explaining the limits on their daily energy. Search #spoonie on social media to connect to community.

How to Get Help If You Are Experiencing Homelessness

A step-by-step guide from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, with links to find local resources.

 

National Coalition for the Homeless

Offers information on accessing resources and assistance to prevent and get help with housing crises and homelessness.

CenterLink

Find an LGBTQ Community Center near you through CenterLink, an international nonprofit organization and member-based association of LGBTQ centers and other LGBTQ organizations serving their local and regional communities.

 

The Trevor Project

Free 24/7 crisis support, information, resources, and connection for LGBTQ young people. Text ‘START’ to 678-678 or chat now.

 

Trans Lifeline

Radical community care via a confidential 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada run by and for transgender people.

 

LGBT National Hotline

All ages free and confidential phone, chat, or email peer support and resources, Mon-Sat.

 

It Gets Better

A global movement of people sharing their stories to provide hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people.

 

PFLAG

Support, information, and resources for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

 

Family Acceptance Project
LGBTQ+ youth and family resources to decrease mental health risks and promote well‐being, including a searchable U.S. resource map.

 

SAVE – Additional Resources

Links to LGBTQ+ resources around coming out, family acceptance, mental health, medical and sexual health, substance use and addiction, legal needs, homelessness, faith communities, and survivor stories.

Immigrants Rising

Resources, information, and support for undocumented people, including Wellness Support Groups to help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to community.

 

Inclusive Therapists

Find inclusive therapists, counselors, and coaches who celebrate the strengths and center the needs of people in marginalized bodies and identities.

 

LatinxTherapy

National directory of Latinx therapists (98% of whom are Spanish speakers), along with a bilingual podcast, and culturally-grounded workshops and services.

 

NAMI Mental Health Resources – Identity and Cultural Dimensions: Hispanic/Latinx

Information around barriers to accessing care, tips for seeking access to culturally competent care, and links to resources curated for the Hispanic/Latinx community.

 

NAMI

Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264, text 62640, or chat, M-F, 10am-10pm ET. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth in a safe, confidential, accepting space.

 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a confidential, free, 24/7 information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The Helpline provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Check out the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message to 435748 to find help near you.

 

Eating Disorders Helplines

Support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder.

 

Religious Trauma Institute

A trauma-informed approach to religious trauma, providing resources, training, and community for survivors, therapists, researchers, and advocates.

 

Transforming Trauma Self-Care Resources

From the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, these activities include video modules on expressive meditations like shaking, dancing, drawing, and writing, and mindful meditations like guided imagery. These techniques, when practiced regularly, are powerful tools for helping heal the effects of trauma on our minds and bodies.

 

Live Through This

A powerful, diverse collection of portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors across the U.S.

 

Warmline Directory

A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in mental health recovery themselves.

American Society for the Positive Care of Children

Parenting research, advice, and support, including a Parenting Resource Center.

 

Child Mind Institute’s Family Resource Center

Information to help support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior, or learning challenges.

 

Latinx Parenting

Bilingual family education and support that is culturally responsive to and for the Latinx community and its allies, trauma-informed and centered on strengths and advocacy, rooted in children’s rights – ending chancla culture.

Greater Good in Action
Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, in collaboration with HopeLab, Greater Good in Action presents a searchable, customizable collection of research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life. 

 

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

Kayak through icebergs, fly over an active volcano, trek through a cave, gaze up at the night sky, or swim through a coral reef – no passport required.

 

Sanctuaries 360°: Explore the Blue

From the thriving kelp forests of Channel Islands to the treasured coral reefs of the Florida Keys, the National Marine Sanctuary System protects a network of underwater parks. Explore the treasures of the deep – and experience the benefits of nature.

Choose Your Path

Your journey, your pace. Discover paths filled with insights, resources, and tools you may find valuable on your journey of healing and growth. Explore one path, mix two, or navigate all three – for a few minutes, an hour, a day, a week, or as long as you need. While each of our histories and struggles are unique, we’re all in this together.

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