Stress and Mental Health Information

Crisis Text Line – If you need assistance with a mental health issue, text “COURAGE” to 741741. This service, offered by the organization Each Mind Matters, is available 24/7 and is confidential.

Learn Psychology.org 
Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behavior. While some psychologists choose to focus on research, others choose to focus their careers on applied psychology and working directly with people and communities. Its near universal application -- from counseling and relationships to advertising and business -- makes psychology one of the most versatile and valuable majors in all of higher education. Explore degree programs, career paths, expert resources, and organizations across the country that actively hire today's students of the psyche.

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Each Mind Matters
This is California’s mental health movement, a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to a shared vision of mental wellness and equality.

Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. A Know the Signs website in Spanish is also available.

The Jed Foundation
An information site about suicide among college students.

Recovery.org
A resource for finding support for suicide and addiction recovery.

Alcohol Awareness Council
A site that provides support and information for alcoholism.

Drugwatch
A health guide for college students.

Half of Us
The Jed Foundation's Half of Us campaign with mtvU uses stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health problems and the importance of getting help. The Half of Us website includes video stories, learn more about emotional disorders, support others by becoming an advocate and download the “My Mood Ring” application for your Facebook page.

Lifeline Crisis Chat
Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnersip with CONTACT USA. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing. 

IMAlive
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain. 

The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 

ULifeline
ULifeline is an anonymous online resource to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, and to reach out for help if necessary. Visit ULifeline.org to take a confidential screening, to research mental health conditions or to locate resources on your campus.

Affordable Colleges – Mental Health Guide
Affordable Colleges provides this information about mental illnesses on college campuses.

Addiction Center
Learn more about various addictions and disorders on the Addiction Center website.

Anxiety.org
Articles by doctors, therapists, scientists and more on anxiety. The site provides information about anxiety in college students.

DrugRehab.org
Information on substance abuse among veterans, link between PTSD and substance abuse among veterans, addiction and suicide among veterans, coping with PTSD, overcoming addiction and suicide.

Detox to Rehab
This site provides information and resources for people seeking help with substance abuse and addiction. It includes an addiction hotline, a “find a meeting” app which allows users to find fellowship near them, pages of information on the effects of drugs and alcohol as well as information on the many forms of treatment and much more.

Addiction Resource
This organization was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 9-1-1
or dial The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK  or Chaffey student health services, 909-652-6331.