Crisis support and Online Resources

In my line of work, I access a lot of brilliant online content. Every once in a while I will add links to those sites that offer consistent and applicable content. I do not control any of their content, nor am I paid by them to link here. Please access these resources with the knowledge that they are independent and may not always align with my personal stance on things. Variety of data for decision making is important. Enjoy!

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers immediate support should you find yourself having suicidal thoughts and in need of prompt intervention. Call them directly at 800-273-TALK (8255). Or you can chat with them online by accessing them on the web at offers the online presence of the ADDitude print magazine. It is a comprehensive site for parents, adults, and professionals dealing with ADHD, learning disabilities, and related conditions.

The IRIS (Innovative Resources for Instructional Success) Center develops and shares engaging resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly those who are struggling or have some type of disability. The site is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.

As part of the George Lucas Foundation, Edutopia stays on the cutting edge of innovative educational practices that support those involved in K-12 education. They spotlight best practices that are aimed at helping all students acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to succeed in their learning and ultimately thrive in their careers and adult lives.

The Nation Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) supports individuals and families dealing with mental health issues as they build healthy, productive lives through advocacy, educational resources and increasing public awareness. The do this while championing their values of hope, inclusion, empowerment, compassion and fairness.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides individuals with resources that offer hope, help, and support for individuals living with depression and/or Bipolar Disorder. They offer extensive online and print resources as well as support groups through their system of local chapters. They reach millions of people each year by providing in-person and online peer support, easily accessible information and empowering tools focused on using an integrated approach to mental wellness.

“We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”

Tom Robbins

If you have a mental health concern. Please seek assistance immediately!

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

SAMHSA offers confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

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