Mental Health Resources

This webpage contains listings for mental health resources. Student Reporting Labs is NOT a crisis or suicide response provider. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741) or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Reporting Labs (SRL) has compiled this list of third-party mental health resources. Note that SRL does not claim to be an expert in the mental health space and encourages visitors of this site to consult expert organizations below. This is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list. We created this page to help students who are pursuing mental health reporting projects with SRL.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this non-profit organization is a free helpline that anyone can call when faced with thoughts of suicide.

Crisis Text Line

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this non-profit organization is a free helpline that anyone can call when faced with mental health crises like anxiety, depression, and other challenges that can be addressed with counselors. Text HOME to 741741 to start your free counseling session.

The Trevor Project

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Trevor Project is a suicide prevention program dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth with a free helpline at 1-866-488-7386. Trained counselors are available to young people in crisis, who feel suicidal, or are in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

Well Beings

Well Beings is a new, national public media campaign that is squarely aimed at raising the awareness of the nation’s mental health challenges through media and video. Well Beings is led by WETA, the Washington Educational Television Association, in concert with non-profit organizations, corporate partners, and local public media stations near you.

Reporting on Suicide

Meant for journalists and reporters, this website is dedicated to outlining the sensitivities that surround reporting on suicide, whether in print, video, or other media. Created in partnership with leading organizations across the country, the website has been designed by experts in the fields of mental health and journalism.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)

Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a U.S. government research institution working with the U.S. Center for Diseases Control & Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute on Mental Health dedicates its government resources to the study of mental health challenges and best practices and policies for addressing mental health across the country and world.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Founded in 1979, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to addressing mental health challenges. The alliance is made up of more than 600 local affiliates who work in local communities to raise awareness and provide support and education to those in need.

Peer Health Exchange 

Peer Health Exchange is a non-profit organization that connects college students with high schoolers to discuss health topics in a peer setting. 

Jack.org

Jack.org is a Canadian non-profit organization that trains young leaders to address mental health.

American Psychological Association’s advice on self care

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.