Advocacy Organizations

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association)

The Fireweed Collective

BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)

The Trevor Project (LGBT)

Online Communities

The Mighty

In the Rooms

Reddit has tons of great forums for individuals living with various diagnoses and their carers. Here’s a list someone compiled of mental health subreddits. Alternate link here. 


Crisis Toolkit (Fireweed Collective)

T-MAPS (Transformative Mutual Aid Practices)

Open Path Collective (directory of affordable therapists)

Psychology Today “Find a Therapist”

DBT Diary Card & Skills Coach (app)

kSafe (harm reduction tool)

Books I Recommend

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari 

Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times (poetry anthology)

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz

Films & TV I Recommend

Sicko (2007) — Michael Moore documentary about the American healthcare system

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) — Fun lil’ rom-com that deals with mental illness and recovery

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015 – 2019) – Musical television series about a woman with borderline personality disorder; ignore the title, this show is excellent!