We believe that if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire community to save one. Below is a list of organizations and resources that share a broad mission: to strengthen mental health and save lives. Click the drop-down menu to filter resources by category.
- Parents & Educators
- Mental Illness
- Substance Abuse
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Learn about suicide, how you can help prevent it, and resources for those affected. Learn more.
BIPOC Mental Health
Mental Health America's BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) pages include mental health statistics, general information, and resources for BIPOC individuals and communities. Learn more.
Birth Injury Justice Center
The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and other developmental disabilities. We strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance that they need to help improve their overall quality of life. Learn more.
Boys Town National Hotline
The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Learn more.
Bring Change to Mind
Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy. Learn more.
Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. Learn more.
Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children, families, and communities affected by mental illness and learning disabilities. Learn more.
Crisis Text Line
This line is open 24/7 for free help
with any kind of crisis. A trained Crisis
Counselor will respond to give the
caller support. Learn more.
Find compassionate perspectives and evidence-based strategies to foster school environments that promote psychological well-being and support students experiencing behavioral, emotional, or social challenges. Learn more.
Find a Therapist
Find detailed listings for mental health professionals in your area and filter by issues, insurance, price, and other factors.
GLSEN is an American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools. Learn more.
Information about mental illnesses, advice for improving mental and physical health, and family and relationship guidance, as well as advice for people contemplating suicide and those who want to help someone who is at risk. Learn more.
The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. Learn more.
Live On Utah
Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Learn more.
This free app is for those who feel
depressed or are having thoughts of
suicide. It helps them create a safety
plan so they always know where to
turn for help. Learn more.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Join an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to educate, advocate, listen, and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. Learn more.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Read science-based information on teen drug use and its effects. Parents and teachers can learn how to talk to teens about substance misuse and where to go for help. Learn more.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This national network of local crisis centers is open 24/7 to provide confidential, free emotional support to
people who are struggling with suicidal
thoughts. If you are concerned about someone, you can also call the lifeline for guidance. Learn more.
Free resources to deal with common
challenges facing children today, including anxiety, bullying, depression, and more.
Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying, feelings of isolation, and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion.
Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence so that no parent experiences the tragic, preventable loss of their child. Learn more.
Signs of Suicide
SOS Signs of Suicide is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that can be delivered in a single class period in person or virtually, and includes a clinically-validated health screening. Learn more.
Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying and substance abuse. Learn more.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Find programs, toolkits, fact sheets, and other resources to help you take effective action. Learn more.
This line is open 6:00pm to 10:00pm
PT and connects callers with trained
teen counselors to talk about anything
causing stress or worry. Learn more.
The Trevor Project
This line offers free, confidential, 24/7
support to LGBTQ youth. The website
also offers suicide prevention services
for LGBTQ youth, as well as guidance
and resources for LGBTQ allies. Learn more.
WhyTry's programs, tools, and training teach critical social and emotional life skills. They help students answer the question... why try?
Your Life Your Voice
Your Life, Your Voice is part of the Boys Town National Hotline. It provides youth in crisis with the option of calling, emailing, texting, or chatting with a trained counselor, as well as a Q&A and tips to help teens deal with challenging situations.
“My biggest takeaway from Hope Squad over the past few years is the realization that you never truly know what any one person may be going through in their life and the immense impact a single person who truly cares can make.”