Resources and Links

Mental health and related resources abound on the Internet. We have listed some helpful links below. If you are new to finding a therapist you migyht read Bill Blout's article on "How to Find the Right Therapist".

The information published by these organizations is independent of HelpPRO. Links are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement. We are not responsible for content provided on Web sites hosted by organizations outside of HelpPRO and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information they contain.

Hotline Emergency Numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline: (800) 662-HELP
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 OR (800) 787-3224
National Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD
National Youth Crisis Hotline:(800) HIT-HOME
National Runaway Switchboard: (800) 621-4000
Panic Disorder Information Line: (800) 64-PANIC
Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline: (800) 822-7422

Suicide Prevention Resources

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Advancing Suicide Prevention
National bi-monthly magazine that covers issues, trends and state-of-the-science on suicide prevention from diverse perspectives.

ASIST Program (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Livingworks Education, Inc.

The Jason Foundation

The Jed Foundation

The Link’s National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare

MA Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Services Locator
Search by state (by clicking on map of U.S.) to find lists of mental health services and directories, resource guides, and other mental health related programs.

National Council for Suicide Prevention

QPR Institute

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-TALK (8255)
Provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number. Funded by the Federal Government.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, HRSA, HIS)

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
A national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and educate about brain illnesses through public awareness campaigns, education and professional training.

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Prevention support, training & resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies.

The Trevor Project
A nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Yellow Ribbion International Suicide Prevention Program

General Resources

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) offers valuable resources for anxiety and related disorders.

The American Psychological Association's APA Help Center has many articles and valuable information about current issues as well as a "featured topics" section.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the premier source for consumer information and political action.

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Their mission is to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, to advocate for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and to provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

The Carson J Spencer Foundation specializes in innovative, gap-filling approaches to suicide prevention. The four major programs include:

  • Working Minds (a best practice for suicide prevention in the workplace)
  • The FIRE Within (youth entrepreneurs preventing suicide)
  • Man Therapy (using humor to reach at-risk, non-help-seeking, working aged men)
  • iCare packages (resources for people bereaved by suicide)

The National Association of Social Workers consumers' site Help Starts Here offers an abundance of information on many topics.

The American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds consumers' site provides information on psychiatric disorders and mental health topics.

Dr. John Grohol's Resource Directory provides links to a huge number of Web resources for mental health.

Regulatory Boards in Social Work

We recommend that users "check a social work license" by clicking on the link below that corresponds to the state in which the social worker is licensed.

The Association of Social Work Boards is the association of boards that regulate social work.

Alabama - State Board of Social Work Examiners
Alaska - Board of Social Work Examiners
Arizona - Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Arkansas - Social Work Licensing Board
California - Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Colorado - Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut - Department of Public Health-Social Work Licensure
Delaware - Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
District of Columbia -
Board of Social Work
Florida - Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family
Georgia - Composite Board of Professional Counselors
Hawaii - Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Idaho - State Board of Social Work Examiners
Illinois - Social Work Examining & Disciplinary Board
Indiana - Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist and
Iowa - Board of Social Work Examiners
Kansas - Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky - Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana - State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine - State Board of Social Work Licensure
Maryland - State Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts - Division of Registration
Michigan - Board of Social Work
Minnesota - Board of Social Work
Mississippi - Board of Examiners for Social Workers & Marriage
Missouri - State Committee for Licensed Social Workers
Montana - Board of Social Work Examiners & Prof. Counselors
Nebraska - Credentialing Division
Nevada - Board of Examiners for Social Workers
New Hampshire - Board of Mental Health Practice
New Jersey - State Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico - Board of Social Work Examiners
New York - State Board for Social Work
North Carolina - NC Social Work Certification & Licensure Board
North Dakota - Board of Social Work Examiners
Ohio - Counselor, Social Worker, and MFT Board
Oklahoma - Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon - State Board of Clinical Social Workers
Pennsylvania - State Board for Social Workers, Marriage & Family
Rhode Island - Division of Prof. Regulation, Dept. of Health
South Carolina - Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota - Board of Social Work Examiners
Tennessee - Board of Social Work Certification & Licensure
Texas - State Board of Social Work Examiners
Utah - Social Work Licensing Board
Vermont - Office of the Secretary of State, Licensing & Reg.
Virginia - Board of Social Work
Washington - Washington Department of Health Counselor Programs
West Virginia - Board of Social Work Examiners
Wisconsin - Examining Bd of MFTs, Professional Counselors
Wyoming - Mental Health Professions Licensing Board