The following is a collection of mental health resources, which have been recommended by organizers and participants. With the exception of Dragonfly Mental Health, these organizations are not affiliated with MINDS.
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Canadian Mental Health Association
Canada, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Line, Peer Support, Education, Stress and Burnout, Referral
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Canada, Training, Resources, Campus
The mission of the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance their capacity to support student mental health and well-being. Their website includes resources on student mental health, webinars with experts, campus initiatives, and the latest news. Additionally, they are hosting a conference on mental health this year - learn more on their website.
Each Mind Matters
A mental health movement in California consisting of thousands of organizations working to advance mental health. Their goal is to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to the stigma and to create a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.
NAMI National Warmline Directory
USA, Warm Line, Peer Support
Warmlines were created to give people support when they just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone one these cells are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it's like to struggle with mental health problems.
Ocean Mental Health Services
USA, Family Support, Crisis Line, Substance Use, Warm Line, Education
The Ocean Mental Health Services mission is to offer a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health, substance abuse, and integrated healthcare services, which promotes full participation in community life.
Canada, 16+, Peer Support
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.Millions of people across Canada have free access through organizations, colleges and universities. Togetherall is free to all post-secondary students and those aged 16-29 in Nova Scotia, and all residents aged 16+ in Alberta.
USA, Campus, Under25, Education, Peer Support, Awareness
We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
Berlin Crisis Service
German, Arabic, English, Spanish, Farsi, French, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Turkish
Germany, Crisis Line
The Berlin Crisis Service provides quick and qualified help with psychosocial crises through to acute emotional and psychiatric emergencies. For free. 24 hours a day. Anonymous if requested. By telephone, in person and in acute situations on site.
Canadian Mental Health Association - British Columbia
A national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through the provision of a wide range of services.
Canada, Addiction, Gambling, Referral
ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in the province. We are here to support Ontarians via phone, web-chat and email 24/7. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff offer supportive listening to help you discover the resources you need from our comprehensive database.
Mental Health America
USA, Education, Peer Support, Warm Line
Mental Health America (MHA)'s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
USA, Family Support, Substance Use, Education, Peer Support
Run by families for families, the NFFCMH has over 120 national chapters and state organizations, as well as an online presence. This is an advocacy group dedicated to improving policies, legislation, and systems in order to benefit families and children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs.
England & Wales, Warm Line, Peer Support
Nightline is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students. Nightlines are open at night, run by trained, caring, fellow student volunteers. Nightline can be contacted by phone, face to face, by email or by online chat. There are Nightline services at many universities around the UK and elsewhere.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Use, USA, Referral, Peer Support, Education
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.