May is a month that is very important to me and something that I like to raise awareness for. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and now more than ever, is super important. We are living in a very difficult world right now in the middle of a pandemic and so much more. I know we had a massive mental health problem beforehand but I think this pandemic has shined a greater and bigger light on a problem we have needed to shine a light on.
I am going to be sharing more mental health content this month but I wanted to first share some resources. There are resources for different organizations and communities. If you have any other resources for Mental Health Month, comment those down below so I can add to the list.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Helpline: 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
MHA (Mental Health America): Has prepared toolkit of resources as well as helplines for every state
Mental Health Is Mental Health: Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Text Line: Text ACTION to 741-741
Cares Warmline: Helpline: (844) 326-5400
Trans Lifeline (Trans people and Trans community): Helpline: 877-565-8860
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ and questioning youth): Helpline: 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678
Disaster Distress Helpline (immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster): Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
OK2TALK (Teen Helpline)/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Helpine: 1-800-273-TALK
National Council for Mental Wellbeing
On Our Sleeves (The Movement for Children’s Mental Health)
If you have other resources that I should add to this list for May Mental Health Month, please comment those down below. As always, thank y’all for stopping by and reading. I will see y’all back here next time.