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5 Resources To Support Your Mental Health


During the current coronavirus pandemic, mental health issues are on the rise. Throughout challenging times such as these, it’s vital to protect our own mental health and the health of our loved ones. To help you do so, there are several online resources which may be of use.

1 . National Institute Of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health are dedicated to research and support for those with mental health disorders. Their goals involve prioritising scientific research to gauge an improved understanding of mental health disorders.

The website provides a number of resources including help in a crisis situation; finding the right health care provider; or joining a mental health study. The site also provides info about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for a wide range of mental health disorders.



2. Mental Health America
MHA is dedicated to raising awareness and offering support for mental health. MHA believes it’s important to intervene early on, to minimize negative outcomes and suffering. The Mental Health America website offers advice in the form of five different options. Users can choose one option (based on how they would describe their current mental health). The resources offer advice on what to do next to support yourself or a family member.

3. National Alliance On Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a large health organization, working towards improving the lives of Americans with mental illness. NAMI works to educate communities over America, to ensure that educators, individuals and families are offered the support that they need. They work to influence the public policies that affect those with mental illness. 

For those who are affected by mental illness NAMI offer a support group called ‘NAMI Connection’. They also provide a family support group especially for the families and close friends of these individuals. The website provides a number of helplines dedicated to various mental illnesses including depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

4. Mental Health Apps
There are several mental health apps available. One example is the ‘ Depression CBT Self-Help Guide’. The application includes articles about cognitive-behavioral therapy; depression assistance audio guides; and thought diary features. Another useful app is Happify, it’s a self-care app which uses games and activities to reduce negative thoughts and improve your mood. All Happify resources are based on science, with the goal of helping users to enhance their wellbeing.

5. Psychiatry Services
Those who’ve been struggling with their mental health long-term might be well advised to seek help from a psychiatrist. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, can help you to search for a psychiatrist online. According to Forbes, the USA psychiatry profession has experienced a shortage in the last few years. At a time when an increasing number of Americans are experiencing mental illnesses, we need psychiatry professionals more than ever. If you or anyone you know is searching for jobs in psychiatry, take a look at the Practice Match website.

While you are on this self-care journey, don’t forget to prioritize your physical health with plenty of foods that boost the immune system.


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