No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. If you would rather speak to someone online, refer them to one of these great online chat resources. They can talk about mental health conditions, suicide or just how their day is going:
Ulifeline, a Web-based resource that will provide students with a nonthreatening and supportive link to their respective college's mental health center as well as important mental health information.
The JED Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students. Check out this website for more information and resources related to ways to promote mental health and prevent suicide.
Half of Us
Through Half of Us, mtvU, and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. Through this website you can also view interesting videos of famous individuals who have themselves struggled with mental illness!
Harvard Speaks Up
Harvard Speaks Up is a whole website dedicated to hosting videos recorded by members of the Harvard community talking about struggling. The website hopes that visitors come away with at least three major messages – speaking up is better than struggling alone, you’re not the only one who has struggled, and it will get better.
Love is Louder
After multiple teenagers lost their lives to suicide in September 2010, Love is Louder was started to add onto the outpouring of support that was seen online in regard to these tragedies. This movement invites anyone who has felt mistreated, misunderstood or isolated to join the conversation through social networking via this site. The message of the site is that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless.
Love is Respect
Love is Respect is a website designed to prevent and find help for those in abusive relationships and to foster healthy dating attitudes and relationships. It was formed through a collaboration of Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotlines' free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual violence; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University The site gives you the chance to ask and submit a question to Alice regarding physical (i.e. sexual concerns, etc.) and emotional health (i.e. mental health, relationships, etc.) issues that you may have. It allows you to find health information by subject and provides you with the most recently published inquiries and responses.
University of Chicago’s link to Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Robert Hsiung, MD through the University of Chicago, offers a site designed to easily link to other university counseling centers' web pages and their virtual pamphlets covering topics such as alcohol, stress and anxiety, depression, and lots of others! Check it out this Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.
National Eating Disorders (NEDA)
NEDA’s mission is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Check out their website to find more about different eating disorders. You can also find referral and other information through their helpline at 1800-931-2237.
This website allows you to take the EAT-26 which is the most widely used screening measure that may be able to help you determine if you have an eating disorder that needs professional attention. The EAT-26 is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation: www.eat-26.com
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is a National organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders. You can find a wealth of information at http://www.adaa.org/ related to anxiety disorders (i.e. Panic Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, OCD, and more!)
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
LGBT: The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.