When you’re struggling with your mental health or find yourself in crisis, seeking the right support can feel like a daunting task. From therapists, to help-lines, to community support groups, it’s no secret that navigating mental health resources can be downright confusing.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with some stellar nonprofits and resource sites so you know exactly where to look for the resources that best meet your needs. Whether you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, the impact of sexual assault or are just looking for a place to connect with others online, we’ve got you covered.
The best part?
All you have to do is answer a quick four-question quiz.
At the end of the quiz, you’ll be paired with the resources that are best suited to your situation. Below are a few of the organizations we’ve partnered with on this handy dandy quiz.
- Crisis Text Line
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- The Trevor Project
- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
- To Write Love on Her Arms
- The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Psychology Today
Unsure if the quiz is for you?
It never hurts to know where help is available, even if you don’t feel like you’re in need of it now. You can also use the quiz results and resources provided by #BeThe1To to become an ally to someone else in need.
Are You In Crisis and Need Help Now?
If you are currently in crisis and want immediate assistance, you can speak with a trained counselor at Crisis Textline by texting “HOME” to 74174.
If you are outside of the U.S., you can text “HOME” to 686868 in Canada, “HOME” to 85258 in the U.K. or refer to this international resource guide from To Write Love on Her Arms.
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.
Best Resources for Depression, Anxiety and Crisis Quiz
International Mental Health and Crisis Assistance Resources
Seeking help for yourself or a loved one for mental illness and crisis can be challenging if you live outside of the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
But don’t worry, we’ve curated a list of resources to help guide your search. Check out these two great tools to find help for suicide prevention, crisis intervention and support near you:
- International crisis hotline directory from To Write Love on Her Arms
- International Suicide Prevention Wiki from Post Secret
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