Blue Mesa, AZ Photo: Darin Principe

Blue Mesa, AZ Photo: Darin Principe


Mental Health Links

Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1

Free Apps for Smartphones

Some of the apps listed here were developed by the VA for both veteran and public use.

CBT-I Coach  "For people who are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. The app will guide users through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving their sleep environments. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia".  US Department of Veterans Affairs

Mindfulness (meditation) "Mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose, to whatever is going on in the present moment without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain".  US Department of Veterans Affairs

Mood Coach  "This app is designed to help you boost your mood through participation in positive activities. You can make a plan with positive activities and track your progress".   US Department of Veterans Affairs

MOVE! Coach  "MOVE!® Coach is a weight loss app for Veterans, service members, their families, and others who want to lose weight. This 19-week program guides the participants to achieve success with weight loss through education, and use of tools, in an easy and convenient way. Participants can monitor, track, and receive feedback regarding their progress with weight, diet, and exercise goals."  US Department of Veterans Affairs

Headspace relaxation and mindfulness app
 
Mental Health Advocacy
NAMI, "the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated
to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness".

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon for family members

Anxiety
AACAP American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
ADAA Anxiety and Depression Association of America
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health on Anxiety
NAMI anxiety page

ADHD
ADD ADDitude-Inside the ADHD mind; online resource magazine for patients and providers
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD
CHADD Children and Adults with ADHD organization

Bipolar
DBSA Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness bipolar

Community Mental Health
Community Mental Health ACT

Depression
ADAA Anxiety & Depression Association of America
BeyondBlue Australian Organization
DBSA Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
WHO World Health Organization

Eating Disorders
NEDA National Eating Disorders Association
NIMH

Personality Disorders
APA American Psychiatric Association on personality disorders
MAYO Clinic
PDAN Personality Disorder Awareness Network

PTSD
National Center for PTSD VA resource for both Veterans and general public
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health PTSD

OCD
International OCD Foundation
NIMH for OCD

Schizophrenia
SARDAA Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
NAMI
NIMH