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External Resources

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Resources mentioned below come from Mental Health America's network of trusted partners and supporters.


  • AAKOMA Project: AAKOMA works to build the consciousness of youth of color and their caregivers on the recognition and importance of mental health, empowering youth and their families to seek help and manage mental health, and influence systems and services to receive and address the needs of youth of color and their families.

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.

  • Caregiver Action Network (CAN): CAN is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Individuals can reach out for guidance and support to their dedicated Caregiver Help Desk.

  • Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE): CRPE is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color. Their work focuses on solutions involving climate justice, sustainable agriculture, and toxic-free communities. The CRPE believes social change comes from the ground up and that low-income communities and communities of color most impacted by pollution need to define the problems and craft the solutions for their communities.

  • Faces and Voices of Recovery: Faces and Voices of Recovery works to change the way addiction and recovery are understood and embraced through advocacy, education, and leadership.

  • Health Equity Collaborative: The Health Equity Collaborative seeks to eliminate health disparities through the utilization of a holistic and intersectional approach to health care.

  • IDONTMIND: IDONTMIND is a mental health awareness campaign and lifestyle brand working to get people talking about their minds and to generate positive messaging about mental health. Check out their online journal for articles on all things mental health.

  • Lavender Phoenix: Lavender Phoenix builds queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander power to amplify voices and increase the visibility of the communities. Through organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area, they inspire and train grassroots leaders, transform values from scarcity to abundance, and partner with organizations to sustain a vibrant movement ecosystem.

  • L.L. Bean: Mental Health America and L.L. Bean have partnered to promote outdoor activity as a simple way to improve well- being. Learn more about the partnership here.

  • Mental Health Coalition (MHC): Formed to catalyze like-minded communities to work together to destigmatize mental health and empower access to vital resources and necessary support for all, the MHC connects individuals to a range of different resources from Coalition members.

  • The Mental Health Collaborative: The Mental Health Collaborative works to build resilient communities through mental health education and awareness, decreasing stigma, and opening the door to conversations about mental health. They train schools, organizations, and communities in mental health literacy – the foundational education that all of us need to promote our best mental health.

  • Rural Minds: Rural Minds serves as the informed voice for mental health in rural America and provides mental health information and resources.

  • Southern Echo: Southern Echo works to empower Black and low-income communities throughout Mississippi and the southern U.S. with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to impact and demand accountability of the political, education, economic, and environmental systems to address the needs of communities through comprehensive organizing, leadership development, training, and technical assistance programs.

  • The Praxis Project: The Praxis Project is a national nonprofit that works in partnership with national, regional, state, and local partners to achieve health equity and justice for all communities.

  • wikiHow: wikiHow is an online community consisting of an extensive database of how-to guides. Check out their course, created in collaboration with MHA: Boost Your Well-Being: wikiHow’s Healthy Mind Masterclass.

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