Below are resources to help connect you with mental health providers, procure financial assistance, and connect you to other sources of support and empowerment. HabitWorks does not evaluate nor endorse any of these resources. Please use your own judgement to evaluate them and their fit for your needs.
Find a Therapist
National directories with many identity-relevant filters
Psychology Today has a search engine for therapists. Click on “More” filters to select therapist ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, or faith. Click on “Issues” to select for treatment of people with specific disabilities.
Inclusive Therapists has a search engine that allows you to search for a therapist based on your identity.
Ayana Therapy helps people from marginalized and intersectional communities find mental health care.
Providers for Anxiety and Depression
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Therapist directory.
Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) has a therapist directory.
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Federation (IOCDF) has a therapist directory for both in person and telehealth providers.
Find an Identity-specific Therapist:
Anxiety & Depression Communities
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has an anonymous peer to peer online support group for individuals and families to share information and experiences.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has a library of support groups that exist across America that can occur in person or virtually.
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Many support groups are virtual, and attendance is open to everyone across the country.
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Many support groups are virtual, and attendance is open to everyone across the country.
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) - In Our Own Voice is a video segment with free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) – Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Search for upcoming seminars in your area with this link.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has online support groups that provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder. You will need to create an account with Support Groups Central to join.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has a list of local online support groups led by a local support group facilitator from anywhere across the country. You do not need to live locally to attend these groups.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides online support groups for friends, family, and caregivers supporting loved ones with mood disorders. You will need to create an account on Hey Peers to join.
The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Federation (IOCDF) has a resource directory that lists over 400 support groups for OCD and related disorders around the world. Groups are offered for individuals with the disorder, in addition to their family, loved ones, and caregivers. To filter for support groups, click “Types” and select “Support Groups”.
The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Federation (IOCDF) provides online and phone support groups. For many years, a small group of dedicated volunteers have been managing dozens of online support groups covering many different OCD and related disorders topics. All groups are moderated and occasionally visited by therapists who treat OCD and OC related disorders.
The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Federation (IOCDF) offers guidance on how to start a support group of your own if you cannot find one in your area.
The Mighty is a growing community of people with lived experience sharing their honest stories. We help people connect with others around mental health, chronic illness, rare disease, disability, and more.
Depression Looks Like Me is a program that aims to educate and empower people with depression. This program offers a platform where people can share their unique experiences and show that their stories matter and that others are not alone.
Click the button below for identity-specific communities:
Mental Health Organizations
In a crisis?
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips
Connects callers to trained crisis counselors 24/7. They also provide a chat function on their website.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides referrals to support groups, mental health professionals, resources on loss and suicide prevention information.
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention, safety planning and information on domestic violence.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America - provides information on anxiety disorders and depression and treatment referrals.
Provides information on OCD and treatment referrals.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a national support group directed by peers, focused on depression and bipolar disorder. Their website provides a group locator, psychoeducation for patients and families, crisis planning information and much more.
Dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Crisis Helpline: Text NAMI TO 741741
Psychoeducation, resources, research opportunities and new treatments.
Offers a referral center for information, support, education and treatment options for BPD.
Provides referrals to low cost/sliding scale mental health care, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America - maintains the Schizophrenia Anonymous programs, which are self-help groups and are now available as toll free teleconferences.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Provides educational resources and treatment referrals.
Multicultural Psychology Resources for Providers is a resource for clinicians that includes useful literature and worksheets.
*This resource is divested from the police
BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing, and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black femme lens.
Phone number: 1-800-604-5841
LGBT National Hotline
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline is for all ages.
LGBT National Senior Hotline
*Available M – F, 4pm – 12am ET and Saturday 12am – 5pm ET.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Senior Hotline is for LGBTQ older adults.
LGBT National Youth Talkline
*Available M - F, 4pm – 12am ET and Saturday 12pm – 5pm ET.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Senior Hotline is for LGBTQ youth ages 25 and younger.
*This resource is divested from the police
Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.
Phone number: 1-877-565-8860
LGBTQ Crisis Hotline
You’ll be connected to a counselor who is understanding of LGBTQ issues. Your conversation will be confidential.
Text START to 678-678
Deaf Lead Crisis Line
24/7 interpreting and counseling. They work with those that are Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, or late deafened to pinpoint the issues you are struggling with, and to develop an action plan towards resolving the issues.
Video Phone: 1-321-800-3323
Text: Type “HAND” to 839863
* Su Familia can be reached Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm ET.
Su Familia provides free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English to help callers navigate the health system.
The SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages. They connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen.
For individuals and families facing mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders.
Treatment Referral Hotline
A non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. To apply, you must contact your local SNAP office. Find your state’s information here.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development programs that provide housing and community development assistance. The Department also works to ensure fair and equal housing opportunity for all. Find agency details and learn more about the services they offer here. Contact them here.
The Latino Health Insurance Program is based in Massachusetts and provides health education, COVID-19 education, health insurance navigation, and nutrition assistance services. To learn more about how to access these services, click here.
The BIPOC Therapy Fund offers financial support for mental health therapy to BIPOC adults that live in the USA. To apply click here.
General financial assistance:
The Federal government has an Affordable Connectivity Program where people can get significantly discounted rates with their Internet providers if they qualify for other assistance programs like SNAP. People can check if they qualify and apply here.
United Disability Services provides a Comprehensive Guide to Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities here.
Mental Health Resources for Coping with Discrimination
Compilation of Resources/Toolkit
The Mighty offers a digital tool kit on how to prioritize mental health for the BIPOC Community, but may be relevant and helpful to people of various identities struggling with mental health.
Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too offers a compilation of resources for people of various identities struggling with mental health