Suicide Prevention Websites
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides a search for the nearest crisis center in the
Lifeline Network and information for Veterans and their families.
Suicide.org: Provides resources for
helping a loved one who is suicidal and a list of suicide hotlines outside of the U.S.
SuicideHotlines.com: Provides information on what to expect when
calling a hotline and a directory of local hotlines by state.
Information About Specific Mental Health Disorders
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: This site offers
information on a range of anxiety problems, such as panic disorder and social phobia, as well as on depression.
It includes information about multiple ways to seek help, including in-person treatments, support groups,
online options, and self-help publications, among others.
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation: This is a not-for-profit
organization comprised of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders,
their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.
Eating Disorder Information: Provides information and
treatment resources to those struggling with eating disorders and weight and body image issues.
National Eating Disorders Association: Provides information
and treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and
those concerned with body image and weight issues.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration:
Provides information about research and treatment for substance abuse for those struggling with addiction.
National Institute of Mental Health: This site provides
information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI is the nation’s largest
grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with
serious mental illness and their families.
Mental Health America: Mental Health America declares
as its mission: "promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness
through advocacy, education, research and services.”
PsychCentral: This site functions as a mental health social
network, created and run by mental health professionals to provide reliable information and support to consumers.
WebMD: WebMD provides health information, a supportive community,
and educational services by blending expertise in health issues with community services,
expert commentary, and medical review.
Canadian Psychological Association's "Psychology Works Fact Sheets":
This site provides information about the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses as well as information about their effective treatments.
K.S. Pope: This site provides free access to full-text
articles and other resources on assessment, therapy, forensics, ethics in psychology, etc.
American Psychological Association: APA provides educational
information, links for infoDrmation about disorders and treatment, and referral assistance for those seeking psychological therapy.
American Psychiatric Association: APA provides educational
information about the field of psychiatry and current issues in the news, etc., as well as links for
information about medication therapy, and a variety of research and clinical issues.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: ABCT provides
educational opportunities, access to journals reporting research about issues related to behavioral
therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and referrals for those seeking psychological therapy.
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Provides current information and
findings for researchers to improve prevention, treatment, and policy for drug abuse and addiction.
Beacon: This site offers information on a range of
anxiety problems, such as panic disorder and social phobia, as well as on depression.
It includes information about multiple ways to seek help, including in-person treatments,
support groups, online options, and self-help publications, among others.
MoodGYM: Online programs for depression and anxiety
based on cognitive behavior therapy principles. (Free and has been translated into several languages.)
This Way Up: Online programs for depression and anxiety
based on cognitive behavior therapy principles. (Some cost and clinician involvement.)
PsyberGuide: While there has generally been less research testing
mobile applications, a few sites exist to learn about existing research support, including PsyberGuide.
Experts help you sort through the many available mental health apps by rating the credibility, user experience,
and transparency of each one (some of their top-rated apps are listed below).
Headspace: An app for Mindfulness meditation, which may
help to improve concentration and mood, reduce anxiety, and increase productivity.
Although this is a paid app, users can start with a free trial.
MoodMission: An app for dealing with stress, anxiety,
and low mood, that includes behavioral, cognitive, physical-based, and emotion-based activities.
Koko: An app for people struggling
with mood disorders or depression, Koko starts with a text-like conversation and can help users
anonymously connect with social networks to discuss their issues with others dealing with similar things.
Happify: An app focusing on positive psychology, cognitive
behavioral therapy, and mindfulness to improve general well-being. It encourages users to spend a
few minutes a day on activities related to their core happiness skills of savor, thankful, aspire, give, or empathize.
Similar to PsyberGuide, to learn about existing research support for mobile applications and to access
mobile applications for various disorders, visit Beacon.
In addition, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides ratings of mobile applications
based on their ease of use, likely effectiveness, and research evidence:
ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps.
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies provides lists of self-help books that they
endorse for numerous problem areas, categorized by title, author, or topic:
ABCT Self-Help Book Recommendations
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides lists of books and additional self-help
materials (e.g., DVDs) that have been authored by members of the association:
Popular self-help books for managing depression, anxiety and other disorders of emotion include:
- Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions (Tolin, 2012)
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (Burns, 2008)
- Mind Over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky, 1995)
- The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook (Antony, 2000)
- Stop Obsessing (Foa & Wilson, 2001)
Note: These books are generally based on treatment principles that have strong research support,
but there is variability in whether or not the specific books' effectiveness as a form of
bibliotherapy has been tested.
To learn more about medication options for treating anxiety and depression, and related disorders, see: