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. Learn about mental illness and find links to stories.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
suicidepreventionlifeline.org /1.800.273.TALK (8255)
A guide on how to help a suicidal person (and more).
MentalHealth.Gov (for educators)
Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families.
MentalHealth.Gov (for young people)
Learn about signs and symptoms and learn what a mental health problem means
Search through the website to learn about mental illnesses and to see stories and experiences with mental illness.
Gay Straight Alliance
School/student-led or community based organizations that are intended to provide a safe, supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
A comprehensive approach that includes school wide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
A resource for people struggling with alcoholism and addiction
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works to reduce the stigma students feel about having or seeking treatment for emotional problems. It provides safe, accessible resources for students to help themselves or a friend.
The Campaign to Change Direction
Learn about the 5 signs that someone may be in emotional pain and might need help.
National Safe Place
The project provides access to immediate help for young people in crisis. Call the hotline to find out if the program operates in your state, or look online.
nationalsafeplace.org / 1-888-290-7233
Find USA rankings on all illnesses Americans suffer from and the rates by state and county. You are able to determine the suicide rate of your particular county and make comparisons with the rest of your state of origin.
NBHA programs and curriculum: NBHA offers presentations, professional development opportunities, consulting services, and a comprehensive educational curriculum for the use of schools, community groups, and mental health organizations.
To learn more, click here.