support directory US
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The ASFS prevents suicide and provides support to those who have lost (or almost lost) someone to suicide. It has chapters in each of the 50 states and aims to be an advocate for life and “to take action against this leading cause of death.”
800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
The ADAA is a nonprofit that focuses primarily on anxiety disorders and depression. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from these disorders, providing research, facts, and resources.
The Anxiety Network
The Anxiety Network focuses on panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It provides facts, information, and personal blog posts surrounding the three disorders which inspire people to overcome their mental illness.
Born This Way Foundation
The Born This Way Foundation advocates mental wellness and empowerment. It targets young people, specifically, as the foundation knows that the creative and diverse young people of today are the future. Its mission is “to create a kinder and braver world.”
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
The DBSA is unique in that it was made for people with mood disorders and is run by people with mood disorders. Its vision is “wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder.” There are many DBSA chapters that have peer run support groups.
Families For Depression Awareness
This organization aims to help families understand depression and bipolar disorder to better grasp the concept of mental illness and cope with it. It holds workshops as well as free webinars to educate people and firsthand stories from families on their experiences with mental illness.
International OCD Foundation
This foundation’s mission is to help OCD sufferers live full lives despite their condition and to end the stigma surrounding obsessive compulsive disorder. It provides resources and facilitates treatment for those who need it. There’s a variety of online and phone support groups with specific topics across the board.
Mental Health America
Support MHA is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicating to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the United States' biggest grassroots mental health organization.
Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This hotline is 24/7, free, and confidential. It has operators in over 160 crisis centers throughout the United States. The operators and leaders follow the best practices in risk assessment. There are also options for Spanish speakers and people who are hard of hearing.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-931-2237
Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (ET) Mon-Thurs; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) Fri
For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
1 (800) 273-TALK
To Write Love On Her Arms
TWLOHA is a nonprofit that wants to give hope to people suffering from depression, addiction, and self-harm. It educates and inspires people across the world while also donating funds for treatment and recovery. It wants mental illness sufferers to know, “Hope is real and help is real.”