GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

1-800-273-8255  (1-800-799-4889 for Deaf + Hard of Hearing)
SMS: 838255
U.S. crisis support and suicide prevention service.  Talk to a live person via phone, or via chat on their website.

 

Crisis Text Line  (www.crisistextline.org)

SMS: Text HOME to 741741.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message.

 

Veteran Crisis Line  (www.veteranscrisisline.net)

1-800-273-8255
SMS: 838255
Veteran Crisis Line for active U.S. service members, veterans, and family members.

 

The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org)

1-866-488-7386
SMS: Text “HERE” to 741-741
For LGBT youth, friends and family members.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (www.samhsa.gov)

1-800-622-4357 (English and Spanish)
1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline (www.thehotline.org)

1-800-799-7233

 

National Eating Disorders Association (www.NationalEatingDisorders.org)

1-800-931-2237

ONLINE THERAPY RESOURCES

7 Cups of Tea (www.7cups.com)

Free online text chat with trained non-clinician listeners and paid online therapy with licensed therapists.

 

BetterHelp (www.betterhelp.com)

Paid phone, live chat, and asynchronous messaging with licensed therapists.

 

TalkSpace (www.talkspace.com)

Paid plans for messaging or live talk with a therapies, supporting solo and couples therapy.

 

MDLive Therapy (www.mdlive.com/counseling)

Paid online appointments with licensed therapists.

 

AmWell (www.amwell.com)

Paid video appointments with psychologists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians

 

Doctor On Demand (www.doctorondemand.com)

Paid video appointments with psychologists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Postpartum Support International (PSI) (www.postpartum.net)

PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.

1.800.944.4PPD (4773) – PSI’s toll-free HelpLine serves over 1,000 callers a month and is staffed by a volunteer team of PSI trained responders who rapidly refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services. The HelpLine also offers Spanish-language support – press 1 for Spanish.

PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line: If you are a patient who has questions about changing or expanding your treatment, ask your doctor about using this consultation service. The consultation line is available for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. This consultation service is available for medical providers only. The Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. To fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, click here, or call 1.800.944.4773, ext 4.

 

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health (www.womensmentalhealth.org)

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health is one of the world’s foremost research and treatment institutions on Perinatal Psychiatry.  Their website provides a range of current information including discussion of new research findings in women’s mental health and how such investigations inform day-to-day clinical practice.

 

Treating for Two (www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/meds/treatingfortwo)

Treating for Two is the CDC’s website providing answers to frequently asked questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.

 

Mother to Baby Fact Sheets (www.mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets-parent)

The experts behind MotherToBaby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free. Currently available fact sheets are listed below by category of exposure. All medications are listed by generic name. The generic name can be found on your prescription or medication packaging listed as the Active Ingredient, or in parentheses after the medication’s brand name.

 

4th Trimester Project (www.newmomhealth.com)

This website aims to provide the latest medical evidence and offer real, honest stories to inform postpartum planning. The information on the website has been reviewed by doctors, midwives, and nurses.

 

Fussy Baby Network (www.erikson.edu/fussybaby)

1.888.431.BABY (2229)

For parents struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding.

VIDEO GAMING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

TakeThis.org (www.takethis.org)

Non-profit mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique needs of the game development community that embraces the diverse cultures and issues of the game community. They have an active Discord community.
Because “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone!”

 

Rise Above the Disorder (www.youarerad.org)

Originally named Anxiety Gaming, RAD is a non-profit dedicated to removing the two greatest barriers to mental health care: access and affordability. They provide funding to provide free mental health care to applicants as well as an active online (Discord) community and support groups.

 

Games and Online Harassment Hotline  (www.gameshotline.org)

SMS: Text SUPPORT to 23368 from anywhere in the USA 4-7PM PT, M-F.
A free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline, created specifically for the gaming community.

 

Child’s Play Therapeutic Video Game Guide (www.childsplaycharity.org/tvgg)

A PDF guide with a list of recommended therapeutic video games for children based on their symptoms. The games recommended in this guide were curated by researchers at EEDAR, a market-leading video game research firm, in collaboration with mental health researchers at UC San Diego.

Game recommendations have been categorized into symptom categories:

› Pain
› Boredom
› Anxiety/Hyperactivity
› Sadness
› Cognitive Impairment

This guide was designed as a quick reference to help caretakers quickly select games for their patients. Caretakers can reference the category that best fits the symptoms of the patient and select one of the games listed.