Mental Health Resource Guide

If you or a loved one are struggling with mental illness, you are not alone.

The Library is here to help.

The resources listed in this guide will direct you to reputable information freely available online. For further research see a librarian to explore our print collection or cardholder-exclusive databases.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
With over 500 local affiliates, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization committed to mental health. Find discussion groups, personal stories, and explore their Fact Sheets for clear concise information on mental health conditions and treatment options.

For in-depth coverage of crisis warning signs, what to do and how to take care of yourself, see “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis” – includes a 33-page downloadable guide.

NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI or Text 741741 to NAMI if you are in crisis

MedlinePlus: Mental Health
Produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (the world’s largest medical library), this site is the most reliable online source for current health information. No advertising or endorsements, just excellent coverage of 1000+ diseases and conditions. Check out their Medical Encyclopedia, research drugs and supplements, locate a provider, and find information in multiple languages.
A project of the Department of Health & Human Services, this site is the one-stop shop for mental health resources from the U.S. government. Compiles information from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), MedlinePlus, and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 response: call 1-800-273-8255 if you or someone you love is in distress.

Veterans Crisis Line
24/7 response: call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) – for veterans, all service members, National Guard, Reserve, and family/friends.