Mental Health Resources

Crisis Lines

If you are having a rough time right now, don’t hesitate to reach out to professionals! Even if you are not sure whether you’re in crisis or not, these resources are here to support you, or to help you support a loved one. 

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
  • Hopeline Network:
    • 800-442-4673
  • US or Canada: Text HOME to 741741
  • UK: Text HOME to 85258
  • Ireland: Text HOME to 50808
  • Or visit online at crisistextline.org

 

You can look up the crisis line for your country on these sites:

 

Build Your Toolkit

Everyone can benefit from learning healthy ways to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. Here are a few of my favorite resources:

  • Yoga with Adriene: Free, high-quality yoga videos. Be sure to check out the great playlist of yoga workouts specifically for healing the mind.
  • Sisters of Yoga: Dedicated to creating safe spaces for women of color to practice yoga and heal together.
  • Insight Timer: Contains thousands of free meditations that can be filtered by length – very handy when you only have a few minutes to squeeze in a quick meditation break.
  • Breethe: Not quite as extensive in terms of free options, but my family uses this one often. Also contains a collection of meditations specifically about Covid-19 anxiety.
  • Liberate Meditation: Made by and for BIPOC communities.
  • Blessing Manifesting: The name may sound a bit New Agey, but it’s full of down-to-earth, practical tips for making self-care part of your everyday routine.
  • Self-compassion.org: Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion and includes various exercises and meditations to help you become more compassionate towards yourself.
  • 7 Ways to Feel Better Today: I wrote a blog post about 7 things that have helped me take better care of myself and others.

Find a Therapist

Sadly, mental health is not often prioritized in insurance plans. Here are some resources for finding yourself a good therapist, including sliding scale options. 

  • Navigating the Mental Health System: Helpful information to walk you through mental health options.
  • Psychology Today: Offers a thorough listing of mental health professionals, and has filters to narrow your search by the therapist’s location, identity, specialties, and other classifications.

  • Open Path Collective: Sliding scale psychotherapy, $30-$60 per session.
  • Talkspace: Not the cheapest option unless it’s covered by your school or employer (plans start at $65/week) but allows you to chat and have video calls with a licensed therapist.