Find Your Path to Wellness
Welcome to The Vibe With Ky’s Mental Health Resources Hub! Whether you’re seeking understanding about ADHD, grappling with feelings of depression or anxiety, or diving deeper into the world of introversion and therapy, you’re in the right place. Our curated resources aim to guide, enlighten, and support you on your wellness journey. Remember, understanding is the first step towards healing. Let’s explore, learn, and vibe towards a better tomorrow together.
My Interviews with Mental Health Professionals
- Mental Health Crisis Assistance
- Find Therapy Near You
- Resources for Black & African American Communities
- ADHD Resources
- Anxiety Resources
- Depression Resources
- Introvert Resources
Mental Health Crisis Assistance
If you are dealing with a mental health crisis, it is important to reach out for help. Here are some things you can do:
- Talk to a trusted friend or family member. They can offer support and help you to develop a plan.
- Call a mental health crisis hotline. There are many hotlines available 24/7, and they can provide confidential support and resources. If you’re in the United States, you dial 988 on your phone access the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
- Go to the emergency room. If you are in immediate danger, go to the emergency room.
- See a mental health professional. Once you are feeling safe, you can schedule an appointment with a mental health professional to get help.
Here are some additional tips for coping with a mental health crisis:
- Take care of your physical health. Make sure you are eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and drugs can worsen mental health symptoms.
- Spend time with loved ones. Social support is important for coping with stress.
- Engage in activities that you enjoy. Doing things that you enjoy can help to improve your mood.
- Seek professional help if needed. A mental health professional can teach you coping skills and help you to develop a treatment plan.
It is important to remember that you are not alone. Millions of people experience mental health crises each year. There is help available, and you can get through this.
Find Therapy in Your Area
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI is a nationwide organization that provides support and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families. Their website has a searchable database of mental health providers in the United States.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA is a federal agency that provides information and resources on mental health and substance abuse. Their website has a searchable database of mental health providers in the United States, as well as a list of crisis hotlines and other support services.
- Psychology Today‘s Therapy Directory: Psychology Today is a popular website for finding mental health professionals. Their therapy directory allows you to search by location, specialty, and insurance.
- GoodTherapy.com: GoodTherapy.com is another popular website for finding mental health professionals. Their website allows you to read reviews of therapists from other users, as well as search by location, specialty, and insurance.
- International Therapy Directory: The International Therapy Directory is a website that lists mental health professionals from all over the world. You can search by location, specialty, and language.
In addition to these online resources, you can also ask your doctor, a trusted friend or family member, or your religious or spiritual leader for recommendations for mental health professionals in your area.
Resources for Black & African American Communities
Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.
Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area
The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories.
Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.
Safe Black Space: Safe Black Space is the umbrella under which various services are offered to address people of African ancestry’s individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma.
1. CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): CHADD is the largest national organization for ADHD. They provide education, advocacy, and support for children and adults living with ADHD and their families, as well as teachers and healthcare professionals. CHADD offers programs and services locally and nationally.
2. ADDitude Magazine: ADDitude Magazine is a popular magazine for people with ADHD and their families. It offers articles on a variety of topics related to ADHD, including diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, and parenting. ADDitude also has a website with a wealth of information and resources.
3. ADHD Coaches International: ADHD Coaches International is a professional organization for ADHD coaches. They offer a directory of coaches who can provide support and guidance to people with ADHD. ADHD coaches can help you to develop coping skills, create a treatment plan, and manage your ADHD symptoms.
In addition to these resources, there are many other websites, blogs, and online communities that offer support and resources for people with ADHD.
1. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): The ADAA is a national organization that provides information and support for people with anxiety disorders and their families. Their website has a wealth of resources on anxiety, including articles, fact sheets, and coping strategies. The ADAA also offers a searchable database of mental health professionals who specialize in anxiety disorders.
2. Anxiety Central: Anxiety Central is a website and online community for people with anxiety disorders. It offers articles, videos, and forums where people can connect with others who understand what they are going through. Anxiety Central also offers a variety of coping resources, such as guided meditations and relaxation techniques.
3. The Anxiety Network: The Anxiety Network is a nonprofit organization that provides support and education for people with anxiety disorders. Their website has a searchable database of support groups and other resources for people with anxiety. The Anxiety Network also offers a variety of educational resources, such as articles, videos, and webinars.
In addition to these resources, there are many other websites, blogs, and online communities that offer support and resources for people with anxiety. Please note that some of these resources may charge a fee for their services.
1. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): DBSA is a national organization that provides support and education for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Their website has a searchable database of support groups and other resources for people with depression. DBSA also offers a variety of educational resources, such as articles, videos, and webinars.
2. MentalHealth.gov: MentalHealth.gov is a website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information and resources on mental health, including depression. The website has articles, fact sheets, and videos on a variety of topics related to depression, such as causes, symptoms, treatment, and coping strategies.
3. DrugWatch: Drugwatch provides information on high-risk medical products and health issues, and helps people take legal action if they’ve been injured.
In addition to these resources, there are many other websites, blogs, and online communities that offer support and resources for people with depression. Please note that some of these resources may charge a fee for their services.
1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: This book is a classic for introverts. It provides a comprehensive overview of introversion, debunking many of the myths and misconceptions about introverts. Cain also offers advice on how introverts can thrive in a world that is often biased towards extroversion.
2. The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney: This book offers a practical guide for introverts on how to manage their energy, build relationships, and succeed in the workplace. Laney provides strategies for introverts to recharge, communicate effectively, and set boundaries.
3. Introvert Dear: This blog is a great resource for introverts of all ages. It offers articles on a variety of topics related to introversion, including relationships, work, self-care, and more. Introvert Dear also offers a supportive community for introverts to connect with others who understand what they are going through.
In addition to these resources, there are many other websites, blogs, and online communities that offer support and resources for introverts.
Here are some additional resources for you!
- MysticMag for 120+ Mental Health Resources to Help You Find Support.
- Drugwatch for a Mental Illness Guide
- RehabSpot Online Therapy
- Sokolove Law – Health Care Resources for Veterans