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National

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) national
    From our parent site: NAMI is the 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. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.” Learn more about NAMI’s work and research, find information about different kinds of mental illness, visit the discussion forums, and connect with your local NAMI chapter.

California

  • Each Mind Matters
    From the site: “Each Mind Matters unites the hundreds of organizations working together to create health systems that serve minds and bodies, and the millions of Californians who refuse to stay silent while untreated mental illness takes an unnecessary toll on our families and communities. Together, we are creating a California where Each Mind Matters.”You can also watch the new documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness on this site (stream it here): the film is narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, and tells the stories of everyday people through their struggles, recovery and resilience in the face of mental health challenges. It also shines a light on the far-reaching effects of stigma related to mental illness. 
  • Know The Signs
    A statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. You can be a part of this campaign and other statewide suicide prevention efforts by joining the Your Voice Counts online forum.
  • Speak Our Minds
    In our society, the stigma around mental illness can be more damaging to a person’s quality of life than the illness itself. Speak Our Minds is an online resource for millions of Californians coming together to fight stigma and promote awareness, compassion and acceptance. Speak Our Minds makes it easy to find a mental health expert speaker, and offers tools to help speakers sharpen their stigma-fighting skills.

For Teens

  • ReachOut.org
    Meets youth where they are to deliver peer support and mental health information in a safe and supportive online space.
  • Your Life Your Voice
    The official site of The Boys Town National Hotline, available to kids, teens and young adults at any time. If you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge:
    Call 1-800-448-3000 to speak to an understanding, experienced counselor 24/7 OR
    Text with a counselor for free with the following carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint,    Virgin, Cricket, Nextel, Boost, MetroPCS. (standard message & data rates may apply for other carriers) Every day, 4PM to 1AM Central Standard Time (2 hours after California). Text VOICE to 20121 to start.

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