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Project Toe – Peer Support App

Project Toe is a safe and anonymous place to find peer support or create a support group around whatever life challenge you’re going through.  You can talk to about your problems with people who understand you, or you can use your own experience to help those going through something similar. Read more »

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Outlet: A Program for LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults [web resource]

Outlet-a-program-of-ACS-01Founded in 1997, Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ+) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. Outlet envisions a world that embraces, empowers, and celebrates LGBTQQ+ youth. Outlet officially became a program of Adolescent Counseling Services in Redwood City, CA in 2013. Read more »

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It Gets Better Project [web resource]

itgetsbetter-logoMany young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can’t imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.

The It Gets Better Project‘s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Read more »

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Crisis Text Line [web resource]

crisistextlineCrisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line staffed by dedicated, trained volunteers. It is  available to help anyone with any type of crisis.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

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Balanced Mind Parent Network

parent networkThe Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is a community where you’ll find resources, connection and hope for the road ahead. Read more »

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Apps: MoodKit and Moodnotes

Develmoodchart_iphone_6oped by two clinical psychologists, MoodKit is an app for draws upon the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). MoodKit can be used on its own or to enhance professional treatment.

MoodKit has four integrated tools… Read more »

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Wellness Tracker

Wellness Tracker screen696x696The DBSA Wellness Tracker is a free, innovative, and user-friendly online tool that allows you to keep track of your emotional, mental, and physical health, helps you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers and partner with your clinician on treatment plans that address your overall health and well-being. Read more »

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance [web resource]

DBSA logo(DBSA) provides help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. DBSA offers peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools. Read more »

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Proud2Bme Online Community for Teens [web resource]

proud2BmeProud2Bme is a National Eating Disorders Association online community for young people. Proud2Bme is created by and for teens with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight. Read more »

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The National Eating Disorders Association [web resource]

NEDAlogoThe scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In a national survey, four out of ten people reported that they either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses. Read more »

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