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National Resources

      • Active Minds
        • Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.  By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.
      • StrengthofUs
        • StrengthofUs is an online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support and to build connections for those navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in the transition-age years.  StrengthofUs provides opportunities for you to connect with your peers and offer support, encouragement and advice and share your real world experiences, personal stories, creativity, resources and ultimately, a little bit of your wonderful and unique self. It is a user-generated and user-driven community; so basically it's whatever you make it.
      • Counseling Center Village
        • The Counseling Center Village is made up of many home pages and other web resources, created by college and university counseling centers around the world. 
      • Got Anxiety
        • College can be a stressful place, especially as you get pulled in different directions trying to juggle and prioritize your academics and social life.  This website provides information you need to get help yourself or help a friend triumph over anxiety. Find out the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder, learn some stress busters, and read personal stories.
      • Half of Us
        • Did you know that nearly half of all college students reported feeling so depressed that they couldn’t function during the last school year? Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
      • Help Guide
        • Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges. They empower people with knowledge and hope. Their goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices.
      • Jed Foundation
        • The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students. The Jed Foundation has become the leading nonprofit organization addressing issues related to mental health and suicide in the college population.
      • SAMHSA
        • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
      • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
        • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
      • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
        • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
      • Yellow Ribbon
        • Yellow Ribbon is a community-based program that empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth.
          This is a program of people helping people.