Attention Deficit Disorder Association "The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world's leading adult ADHD organisation. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience."
Children and Adults with ADHD "CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organisation serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others."
Dr. Russel Barkley's videos on ADHD A list of educational videos by Dr. Russel Barkley compiled by reddit user Ikarr0s.
Cruse Bereavement Care "Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close."
Coping with the loss of a loved one such as a parent, child, sibling, partner, friend, or pet. Also deals with non-death losses such as the loss of a job or marriage.
Survivors of Suicide
Resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
If you've lost someone to suicide (via a /r/SWResources source)
Bereavement due to suicide is uniquely difficult; deaths by suicide leave survivors struggling with thoughts that this should have been preventable, that their friend or loved one chose to end their life, and all too often with shame and social stigma instead of the community support that would be forthcoming if the cause of death were anything else.
Here are some links with information and resources:
List of normal reactions to suicide loss. From the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. A long list with some entries that may surprise—in a comforting way. Plus coping strategies, memorial information, and resources.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Coping with Suicide Loss" web resources - Now incorporates the support and activism activities of the former SPAN USA.
"Beyond Surviving" at survivorsofsuicide.com
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - Excellent UK-based resources.
Common Experiences with Suicide Bereavement - Great info from the SCBS in Australia.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors - A community-oriented resource.
Bullying, Online Abuse
Bullying Prevention Hub Resources and tools for dealing with bullying behaviour and its consequences.
Help Guide: Dealing with Bullying and Cyber-bullying "Tips for kids, teens, parents and teachers."
Stop Bullying "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. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help."
International Bullying Prevention Association An extensive library of resources for families/caregivers, communities, youth and research.
National Domestic Violence Hotline "Saving Lives, Giving Hope" - What is domestic violence? Find out if you are being abused or how to help a friend who is abused. They show you how to create a safety plan and provide deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing outreach. Their hotline number is 1-800-799-7233.
Safe House Centre "Building communities free of domestic violence and sexual assault" - Provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. Their services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counselling, legal advocacy and support groups.
Helpmate "A domestic violence agency working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear" - Services include emergency shelter for women and children, individual and group counselling, court advocacy programs, and more. Their crisis line number is 828-254-0516.
Wave Europe "At the violence against women directory of WAVE you can find contacts of over 4000 women's help organisations in 46 countries of Europe, as well as information on research, international documents and the legal situation in each country."
Hot Peach Pages From the European Campaign to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women. A list of European domestic violence agencies.
Samaritans "Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people's emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being. Apart from being a 24-hour source of support on the telephone, by email, by letter or face to face, we also work in the local community." - Feeling low? Worried about someone? Samaritans is an organisation in the UK and Ireland. They are not a religious organisation.
"Information, Support, Community" - A forum for discussion of general and specific mental illnesses and disorders, medication, life issues, and more.
"The Mental Help Net website exists to promote online mental health education and provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage of mental health and illness topics. The site's resources take three different forms. We offer detailed and comprehensive coverage of mental health and illness topics (such as Depression, ADHD, and Personality Disorders) in our numerous topic centers. We regularly publish original blogs, podcasts, articles and advice columns which are linked from the Mental Help Net homepage. Finally, we offer a Mental Health Support Community."
"Helpguide helps you help yourself to better mental and emotional health with easy-to-read, ad-free articles that offer information, hope, and effective self-choices".
National Institute of Mental Health
"Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research". Provides mental health information and educational resources.
"You're going to be okay, we're here to help". Learn about different conditions and how to treat them. Contains screening tests and quizzes for psychological disorders (disclaimer: internet quizzes are not intended to diagnose).
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Inform yourself and fight stigma. Provides information about mental illnesses and programs and services for those suffering due to mental illness.
Mental Health America
Find treatment, find support groups, answer insurance questions, learn how to pay for prescriptions, and learn about mental health conditions.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Information on bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and other illnesses.
"Mental Health Support and Recovery ~ Sharing Ideas and Resources Which Help”
Anxiety Forums and Chat A forum and chat room for various anxiety disorders such as GAD, hypochondria, panic disorder, agoraphobia, depression, phobias, PTSD, social anxiety, OCD and others.
Depression Place One person's page for helping to educate those about depression and dysthymia.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance "The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to provide hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want to receive them."
How to Help a Depressed Person An about.com article for those who know someone struggling with depression.
Help for Depression "HelpForDepression.com was founded on the belief that a combination of therapies is most often the best approach to treating depression. We aim to provide a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as possible) explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones."
Wing of Madness Information, news and support for depression.
What Do You Know About Depression An excellent post by reddit user undercurrents containing articles, videos, podcasts and book recommendations on depression.
Stanford's Sapolsky's Lecture on Depression in the U.S "Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes."
Online Harassment & Privacy
Without My Consent
"The resources found here are intended to empower individuals to stand up for their privacy rights and inspire meaningful debate about the internet, accountability, free speech, and the serious problem of online invasions of privacy." There are tools and resources on how to fight online harassment.
4Degrees - Advice, Books, Info and Help Learn about Axis II personality disorders. Includes Cluster A (odd/eccentric) disorders such as paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal; Cluster B (dramatic/erratic) disorders such as antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, and Cluster C (anxious/inhibited) disorders such as avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive.
Facing the Facts - When a Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder "Clinicians often recommend that family members of someone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder have a strong support system outside of the home. Facing the Facts/BPDFamily is one possible resource. We provide education, support, tools and perspective to help members improve their relationships with BPD loved ones, support them in their care, exit hopeless or abusive relationships, and work on themselves to live more fulfilling lives."
BPD Central Contains information on Borderline Personality Disorder and some information on Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Breakup Advice "Insight on Wisely Handling Breakup and Separation" - This site is for those planning to, or going through a breakup with a partner.
Elefriends "A supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, but now there's a safe place to listen, share and be heard."
Meetup.com A place where you can find groups to meet up with and join for various activities, hobbies, and socialising. Search by location or via a calendar.
S.A.F.E Alternatives - Self Abuse Finally Ends A "nationally recognised treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behaviour".
Recover Your Life "One of the biggest and best Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although we are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, we also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with abuse, and many more!"
Sirius Project - Surviving Relapse One section of the Sirius Project is on self-harm. This is a page specifically dealing with relapse. You may have slipped up, but it's not over. One mistake does not erase all your hard work so far. Sometimes our challenges overwhelm us, but there's always the chance to get back up and keep getting better.
To Write Love on Her Arms "Hope is real. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWHOLA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery."
LifeSIGNS Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support "LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration "Partnering with people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders to guide the behavioral health system and promote individual-, program, and system-level approaches that foster health and resilience; increase permanent housing, employment, education, and other necessary supports; and reduce barriers to social inclusion."
Addict Help "Alcohol Drug Abuse Help & Resources Centre" - Help for those struggling with drug abuse and their families. Find programs and treatment centres near you.
The Good Drugs Guide "Your guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment" - Information about drugs, treatments and rehab centres. Covers behavioral addictions as well as chemical addictions. "Call 1-866-675-4912 now to begin the process of change."
National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Centre Alcohol, drug, detox, intervention and addiction help. Find rehab centres in your area. Call (800) 784-6776 to connect to their hotline, or use their 24/7 online chat hotline.
Are you feeling suicidal? Read this first.
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." Contains information for suicide prevention, information and resources for LGBTQ youth, and information and resources for educators and parents.
Suicideology - Thinking about Suicide?
"AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide." This site contains statistics and tools, certification programs, current research, ways to help suicidal people, support for suicidal people, support for suicide loss survivors, and suicide attempt survivors support.
"A support forum for people in crisis". Forums for those suffering from suicidal feelings, those who have survived a suicide attempt, and those in a crisis situation. Forums for emotional support such as ED, self-harm, substance abuse, rape, depression, loss of a loved one, relationships, and general disorders.
"No single explanation can account for all self-destructive behavior. Edwin Shneidman, a clinical psychologist who is a leading authority on suicide, described ten characteristics that are commonly associated with completed suicide. Schneidman's list includes features that occur most frequently and may help us understand many cases of suicide."
Survivors of Suicide
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? This site gives resources to help you understand suicide and its causes, as well as information about grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as some ways you can help them out.
About suicide, preventing suicide, how to get help when you're feeling suicidal, and how to cope in the aftermath of a suicide. This site also offers training, services, and resources.
"Suicide prevention information, suicide, depression awareness".
National Counsel for Suicide Prevention
"To further effective suicide prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives." Contains links for many suicide help sites.
A directory of online suicide help places, including IM, email, and more.
Treatment and Professional Help
Psychology Today Therapists
Detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada.
NMHA - Looking for treatment? No insurance? Start here. "These resources can be used to help you find mental health treatment services, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, in your community." - If you're looking for treatment, support groups, help paying for prescriptions, inpatient treatment or other information, this is the place. They also provide mental health information in Spanish.
Needy Meds "Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics" - Provides patient assistance programs, government programs, and additional resources for finding affordable help.
Drug Coupons Contains hundreds of manufacturer coupons for prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Free Medical Clinics A place to search for free medical help in your area.
Open Path Collective A nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care - at a steeply reduced rate - to individuals, couples, children and families in need.
Good Therapy "...unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy."
Breakthrough Online Therapy. "It's okay to ask for help."
Psychology Today Therapists Detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centres in the United States and Canada.
Hotlines by Country
Centro de Atencíon al Familiar del Suicida: (54-11) 4758-2554
S.O.S. Un Amigo Anonimo: (054) (011) 4 783 8888
Teléfono de la Esperanza: 902 500 002
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Rat auf Draht: 147
Lifeline Botswana: 391 1270
Crisis Centre - Anywhere in BC: 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Centre - Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
Crisis Centre - Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Crisis Centre - Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Kids Help Phone (for youth under 20): 1-800-668-68681
The Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre Hotline: 0800-810-1117 | 010-8295-1332 (Mobile/IP/Extension Users)
Plavi Telefon: (01) 4833-888
Linka bezpečí: 166 111
Pražská linka důvěry: 222 580 697
Linka důvěry Ostrava: 596 618 908 737 267 939
Linka duševní tísně Most: 476 701 444 | Skype: ldt.most
Linka důvěry DKC: 241 484 149 | Skype: ld_dkc
Livslinien: 70 201 201
Befrienders Cairo: 762 1602/3 | 762 2381
USALDUS: 126 | 127
Ba Methodist Lifeline Counselling Service: 679 670 565 | 679 674 364
Wesley Church Counselling Service (Lifeline): 679 302 998
Suomen Mielenterveysseura: 01019 5202
S.O.S Amitié: 01 42 96 26 26
Telefonseelsorge: 0800 111 0 111 | 0800 111 0 222
Nummer gegen Kummer: 0800 111 0 550 (adults) | 0800 111 0 333 (children)
Lifeline: 233 244 846 701
Klimaka NGO: 1018
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong: 2389 2222
The Samaritans Hong Kong: 2896 0000
Kek Vonal: 116-111
ERAN: 1201 (Free within Israel) | 972-76-8844400 | 09 889 1333
Telefono Amico: 199 284 284
Telefono Azzurro: 196 96
TELL: 03-5774-0992 (English & Japanese)
Skalbes: 371 672 22922 | 371 277 22292
Lifeline Liberia: 653 4308
Vaikų linija (Child line): 116 111
Jaunimo linija (Youth line): 8 800 28888
Linija Doverija: 8 800 77277 (Support for Russian-speaking clients)
Lifeline Association of Malaysia: (063) 928 500 39 | (063) 928 502 79 | (063) 928 500 49
Appogg Supportline: 179
Befrienders, Mauritius: 46 48 889 | 800 93 93
Foundation 113 Online: 0900-113 0 113
Kirkens SOS: 815 33 300
Manila Lifeline Centre: (02) 896 9191 | 0917 854 9191 (Mobile)
Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje: 116 111
Kryzysowy Telefon Zaufania: 116 123
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG): 0800 567 567 | SMS: 31393
Teléfono de la Esperanza: 902500002
Nationella hjälplinjen: 020 22 00 60
The Samaritans: 143
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 - It's free and available 27/7.
Trevor Chat A free and confidential IM service that connects you to a volunteer for instant online help. Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT)
The Trevor Text: Text the word Trevor to 1-202-304-1200. Available on Thursdays and Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Standard text messaging rates apply.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 279 TALK (8255)
SAFE Alternatives: 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)
Credit: This resource was taken from the GFD repository.