You are not alone.

1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Symptoms vary and their severity are different with each condition, and individual person. Warning signs may be vague and confusing. Learning all you can about mental health is an important first step in getting help for yourself or someone you love.

Listed below are a few resourceful websites that provide educational tools, support, informational links, and inspirational stories.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Verywell Mind – Know More. Live Brighter – Whether you want to better manage stress, understand a mental health disorder, or learn why we dream, this website offers guidance and suggestions to be healthy and happy.
  • Mental Health America – A non-profit organization that provides mental health support, recovery, and advocacy.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms – TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

If you or someone you know needs help now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline immediately at 1-800-273-8255, or 911.

Remember, you are not alone.