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1. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Mission: DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

A) DBS Alliance's External Referral Contact List

The Therapist Referral Network at 1-800-843-7274

Provides referrals to individual mental health professionals. Providers participate in a variety of insurance plans. Some offer affordable fee structures and may accept Medicare and Medicaid.

B) DBS Alliance's Find a Professional
C) DBS Alliance Wellness Listing by Insurance


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Mission: To promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

8.'s Psychologist locator

Always dial 911 in the case of an emergency.

Crisis hotlines:

1) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1.800.273.8255 (800-273-TALK, 24/7)
Mission: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's 24 hour toll-free crisis hotline can put you into contact with your local crisis center.
2) Crisis Text Line

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor (24/7). Crisis Text Line is for everyone.

1.800.852.8336 (800-TLC-TEEN, 24/7)

Text "TEEN" to 839863 (5:30pm-9:30pm PST)

4) The Trevor Project

Call 866.488.7386 (24/7) or Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

Non-immediate help:

- 800-950-NAMI (M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM ET)
Call the NAMI Helpline to discuss mental health or email at

Find a Professional
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There is no "playbook" for dealing with mental health-related issues that may affect you or someone close to you but there are a lot of resources that can help. Below are a few free resources that may be helpful -- remember to always consult a professional.


You (or someone close to you) are not alone in this. You may not believe it now, but the way you’re feeling will get better. Your life is important to many people. Hang in there... it will always be better tomorrow!

You're not alone: Love is LouderBring Change 2 Mind, and Live Through This are organizations where people share their inspirational stories of hope. 

Disclaimer: The Stephanie Becker Fund, its Board, and affiliates take no responsibility for any acts or omissions of any of the parties named herein. The organizations below are fully independent of The Stephanie Becker Fund.

Read. Share. Care.

Mental Health Advocacy and Support:

1. BringChange2mind

Mission: The fear of stigma and discrimination can have a devastating effect on those living with mental illness. Change happens one person at a time. If you are living with a mental illness, know someone who is, or just want to help, take our pledge to help end stigma. 

2. Treatment Advocacy Center

Mission: To eliminate barriers to the treatment of mental illness.

3. The Balanced Mind Foundation

Mission: To guide families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek

4. Mental Health America

Mission: Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.

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