This list of resources and tools have been composed by recommendations offered to me by friends and clients, as well as, local and national services.

Free Hotline Numbers

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s behavioral health treatment services locator will anonymously help you locate treatment facilities and other resources in your local areas, such as support groups and therapists, to help you treat and manage depression.

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, this hotline will connect you with a depression treatment center in your area. It’s also available via a chat service and it can dispatch emergency crews to your location if the situation requires such a service.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   (Live Chat)

This hotline is for those whose depression has escalated to suicidal or other harmful thoughts. It’s also available via a chat service and for the hearing impaired: 1-800-799-4889.

National Youth Crisis Hotline1-800-448-4663

This hotline will for youth brief dealing with such situations as pregnancy, sexual abuse, child abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts. They also will provide you with referrals to local counseling, treatment centers, and shelters.

Dog Therapy Visits

Raspberry is a registered Emotional Service Animal (ESA) and is working on getting her certification as a Pet Therapy Dog. She would love to participate in any animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities, and “pet therapy” visits.

Click here to learn more about Raspberry or to set up a counseling session with her in the room.

Veterans

Free 6 Week Surf Clinic: Promoting physical and mental wellness for veterans.

Mindfulness Techniques

20 Minute Mindset Reset: What do you need to do? Click the link below to pick a time. Someone will call you. All you have to do is make sure you are in a quiet place where you can focus when it’s time.

Books

Adult Coloring Book by Adult Coloring Book Artists
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
How to Stroke the Male Ego: Words that Make Him Feel like King by Terri McCrea
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo

Mobile Apps

Shine
Headspace
MindBody

Podcasts

Mental Illness Happy Hour
The Hilarious World is Depression
Tiny Buddha

Websites

Project Happiness
Lifehack