Mental Health Resources 

24/7 text-based crisis line for under represented individuals and marginalized identities.

Text “THRIVE” to +1 313-662-8209 from anywhere.

Peer Support groups on a variety of topics. 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  1-800-273-8255

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (24/7): Call or Text 988

Crisis Text Line (24/7 support by trained volunteers): Text HOME to 741741

Mental Health America (MHA)'s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Sidran’s Help Desk, run by The Sidran Institute Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy, connects individuals with a Trauma Resource Specialist who can help them find nearby mental health providers, treatment centers and support groups.

Critical health and human service resources in Central and Northern New York.

This is the website of Psychology Today magazine. The magazine covers a range of topics in psychology authored by experts in the field. This is also a great resource for finding a therapist and/or psychiatric medication provider. 

This website, run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides government information about mental health taken from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Medline Plus, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The information is for the general public, health care providers, policymakers, schools and communities.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a free resource for individuals to receive help and referrals to mental health providers. SAMHSA’s National Helpline can be reached 24/7 by calling 1-800-662-4357.

The Online Intergroup of AA offers resources and information on anonymous support groups in person and online.

This is the official website of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric organization in the world. It’s made up of more than 35,000 member psychiatrists.

Verywell Mind is an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the mental health topics.

The VA offers PTSD Coach, an app that provides individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with resources to get the help they need.

This is the National Institutes of Health’s collection of resources from the National Library of Medicine. It includes information about conditions, treatments, patients, families and friends, latest research, drugs and supplements, terminology and definitions, videos, illustrations and clinical trials.

HealGrief offers programs and various resources for those suffering from grief and depression caused by grief.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.


Practicing mindfulness can lessen anxiety and help us to focus on the present moment, rather than future worries or past experiences.

**If you just rolled your eyes at the idea of meditation, click here: 9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness That Don't Involve Sitting Still

Happify provides users with programs and tools to get through stressful situations.

Insight Timer is an app that offers helpful information on how to get a good night’s sleep and avoid stress and anxiety.

Calm is an app that offers various resources on sleeping, meditating and relaxing successfully.

Worry Watch is an app that allows users to record their worries and get possible solutions or evidence that the concern is validated.

The app Aura helps individuals cultivate emotional health through a library of resources for sleep, well-being and more.

Headspace is a mobile app that offers valuable information on how to reduce stress, be more active and sleep better.

Breethe is an app that shows listeners ways to replace stressful thoughts with relaxing and happy thoughts.

The Mayo Clinic offers various stress management tips and ways to stop negative self-talk.

HubSpot suggests 10 ways to maintain a daily positive attitude even in stressful situations.

MindTools offers articles, projects and tutorials on rational thinking, time management and developing leadership skills.

WhenIWork published a blog post with various tips on keeping a positive attitude when at work.

Lifehack offers empowering mantras that can help individuals step into their days with confidence and positivity, including “You determine your reality” and “Your language shapes your thoughts.”  


When consumed in moderation, music, art, movies and television can offer levity during difficult times.

The Musée du Louvre offers online tours of the museum including its many exhibits and art education resources.

Google offers virtual tours of the Musée D’Orsay in Paris.

The Met 360° Project posts videos that tour the museum and allow patrons to enjoy the art and exhibits from afar.

GrowVeg’s Gardening Guides help people start growing and maintaining a personal vegetable garden.

Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations.


Good quality sleep can benefit health and well-being by reducing stress, lessening irritability and supporting better learning and recall.  

The Adult Health division at Mayo Clinic offers tips on how to sleep well every night.

The American Institute of Stress describes the connection between anxiety and insomnia and advises readers on managing stress to sleep better.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Network offers insight on the effects of sleep deprivation on health care providers, particularly those working night shifts.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests healthy practices for better sleep hygiene.

Neurodivergent Affirming Resources

Neurodiversity educational resources for families, therapists, and educators. Download over 40 free printable neurodiversity infographics and posters.

A guide to help parents understand their autistic child.

A wealth of tools for neurodiversity curated by an autistic advocate and OT.

Support for parents raising twice exceptional children.

National Institute of Mental Health provides comprehensive information on transforming the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. 

ADDA provides information and training resources for adults with ADHD, and promotes ADHD awareness. The organization also spearheads advocacy efforts (for example, advocating for ADHD treatment in correctional facilities). They also have virtual support groups. You can connect with other people living with ADHD, even if you live in a remote location.

A great resource for learning more about sensory processing.

A website offering trainings to empower your team with neurodivergent insights trainings

Parenting activist helping other parents raise differently wired(TM) kids in a conventional world

Online resource with quizes, workplace resources, parenting app, and more.

Serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD. They serve as a local face-to-face family support group for families and individuals affected by ADHD. CHADD is an advocate for appropriate public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD.

A great video resource for kids to explain brain differences

Neurodiversity Affirming Resources, Links & People to Learn From

ADDitude collaborates closely with leading medical experts to publish accurate, clear, and authoritative content that millions of readers trust and share.

Recognized for its excellence, CHADD’s bimonthly magazine is rich in practical information, clinical insights, and evidence-based strategies for managing ADHD.

Federal law requires schools to provide equal education opportunities to students with disabilities. ADHD students are eligible for an individual accommodation plan under section 504. However, many parents have experienced problems getting these accommodations for their children.

In July 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a report for school districts with guidance on how to create and follow section 504 plans for students with ADHD. Get a better understanding of how to get a 504 plan for your child by reading the office's Know Your Rights: Students With ADHD guide below:


If ADHD symptoms are causing problems for you at your workplace, you might be eligible to have job accommodations. In the United States, there are two laws designed to provide workplace protection for employees who have disabilities: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

This organization offers incredible, free services if you need help understanding how accommodations apply to you and your place of work.