Get the help you deserve

Because Brave Expressions is no substitute for therapy or professional help, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources that may assist you in your journey to find help.

Immediate Help

If you or a loved one needs is in urgent crisis, use these resources.

If the situation is potentially life-threatening

Emergency Medical Services
Call 911

If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255

Speak to a live, trained counselor about crises

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

General Resources

Finding Treatment or Support

Psychology Today
Psychology Today is a magazine about human psychology that also provides "a comprehensive directory of therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities near you."
Recovery International
Recovery International uses a "cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system" in the form of community, telephone, or Internet-based meetings.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is "the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization" and provides mental health education, help finding a support group, and the NAMI HelpLine.
Mental Health America (MHA)
MHA is a "community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness" that offers a "Where to Get Help" tool, support group info, and various wellness tools.
Psych Central
Psych Central provides information on a variety of mental illnesses, a "Find a Therapist" service, and free online advice via in-house therapists or support groups.

Education and Research

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus provides "high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising" and also offers a comprehensive directory of health services.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is the "lead federal agency for research on mental disorders" and provides mental health information on a wide range of topics, including statistics and fact sheets, and clinical research.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is "the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation" and provides treatment program locators.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO works to "improve the mental health of individuals and society at large" and offers various data, fact sheets, and other resources to understand a broad range of health topics.

Legal Assistance

Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a nonprofit that "promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans."
Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help
Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help seeks to provide the accurate contact information for any questions people may have about mental health benefits versus medical/surgical benefits.
Allsup
Allsup works to help individuals with disabilities to "receive the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve."
National Disability Rights Network
Based out of Washington, D.C., the National Disability Rights Network is the "nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities."
Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a nonprofit that "promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans."

Financial Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) provides patients with "resources and cost-sharing programs that may help lower your out-of-pocket costs, whether or not you have insurance."
NeedyMeds
NeedyMeds seeks to "educate and empower those seeking affordable healthcare" by providing " information on healthcare programs, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs."
HealthCare.gov
HealthCare.gov offers different healthcare coverage options based on location for those who "have life changes like losing health coverage or having a baby, or if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP."
Health Resources & Services Administration
HRSA offers programs "for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable," as well as affordable training for healthcare professionals.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS provides patients with "meaningful information about quality and costs to be active health care consumers" in an effort to empower patients to make health care decisions that are best for them."

Resources by Issue

ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a national organization that is "iimproving the lives of people affected by ADHD" by offering support and services for both children (school programs) and adults (work accommodations).

Anxiety

Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Fear seeks to "positively impact the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depression, and related disorders through advocacy, education, research, and community support."
E-couch Website
E-couch is an "interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief."
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is an "international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure" of many mental health issues "through education, practice, and research."

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
PSI "provides insights and a plan of action" to help with "Perinatal Mental Health disorders" which are often unaddressed and untreated.
MoodGYM
MoodyGym is an Australian worldwide "interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety."
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA is a resources that provides "education, tools, peer support and a wealth of inspiring stories to help you pursue your own path to wellness" for people personally suffering from mood disorders.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is an "international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure" of many mental health issues "through education, practice, and research."

Domestic Violence

Sunshine Behavioral Health
Sunshine Behavioral Health has additional resources and solutions for domestic violence, specifically revolving around teens in this technology-advanced world.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline's main goal is to "support survivors 24/7" by providing "lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse."

OCD

International OCD Foundation
International OCD Foundation's goal is to "help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives" by providing effective support.

Personality Disorders

Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA)
TARA is a "non-profit organization devoted to advocacy, research and education for those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)," also providing educational programs for family members.

PTSD

Gift From Within
Gift From Within is an organization that seeks to give "trauma survivors, their loved ones and supporters a credible online website that was friendly and supportive."

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia.com
Schizophrenia.com is a website that "provid[es] high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia."
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)
SARDAA provides "recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy" to allow people living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder to live a fulfilling life.

Self-Injury

Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)
SiOS is a "non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury" and shares others' personal recovery stories, coping mechanisms, and other resources.
S.A.F.E. Alternatives
S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a "nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base" that offers services and resources to combat self-destructive behavior.

Suicide

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors is a nonprofit "created by survivors for survivors" and provides online services and information for those coping with loss to suicide, such as a forum.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC is "devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention" and provides comprehensive research, information on training and prevention, and more.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is a "voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community" and shares stories of hope, resources to get help, suicide research, and advocacy information.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
AAS aims to "promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected" and shares research, resources for loss or attempt survivors, and have an annual conference.

Substance Use Disorders

Columbus Recovery Center
The Recovery Village works to help those that suffer from substance abuse disorders as a result of other underlying mental-health issues in an effort to "heal the whole person."
Addiction Center
Addiction Center is an "informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders" and provides treatment information and a rehab locator, information, and a community blog.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA aims "to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities" and provides a variety fo treatment program locators, information
Start Your Recovery (SYR)
SYR aims "to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey" and offers addiction information, real stories, and treatment and recovery options.
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