Resources

What is mental health?

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Finding the Right Counselor for You

Looking for a therapist is not a one size fits all situation. Attempt to find someone who specializes in the care you are looking for as well as someone who makes you feel comfortable. Check out the linked article and podcast for more information.

Risk Assessment

The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is a unique suicide risk assessment tool that supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask and provides guidance on steps to take to ensure the right level of support is provided. There are a range of screening tools that can be administered by friends, teens, parents, law enforcement, first responders, mental health professionals, and medical providers at The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Friends and Family Risk Assessment link- The Columbia Protocol for Families and Friends

Hotlines

You can call or text any of these hotlines at any time of day, free of charge, whether in crisis or wanting some support.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Crisis Text Line

Disaster Distress Helpline English

Disaster Distress Helpline Spanish

Teen Line

TrevorLifeLine for LGBTQ+ support

LGBT Hotline

Trans Lifeline

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Veterans Crisis Line

For even more resources check out: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Additional Resources

BIPOC Mental Health Resources: ASHA International and The Mental Health Coalition

Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: List of comprehensive resources and support systems available.

Wisdom of Trauma Resources Science and Nonduality: Wisdom of Trauma Documentary and Resource Guide

Give an Hour: A nonprofit with a focus on Access to Care, Culture Change, & Mental Health Literacy

Open Path Collective: A nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

To Write Love on Her Arms: To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: NCTSN was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.

Mental Health Podcasts

Beyond Trauma Podcast

Therapist Uncensored Podcast

The Positive Psychology Podcast

The Anxiety Podcast

Tara Brach Talks

Meditation Minis

The Hardcore Self-Help Podcast

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

Unlocking Us: Brene Brown

Where Should We Begin: Esther Perel

Nature for Change Project Resources

This plaque can be found in green spaces around Brevard County Florida.

Books

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, Florence William

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, Dr. Qing Li, Ramon Tikaram, et al.

Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, Yoshifumi Miyazaki

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors, James Mills

Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, Carolyn Finney

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

The Nature Principal: Human Restoration & the End of Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life, Richard Louv

Research-Based Articles

Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses – UBC Okanagan News

Mental Health Benefits of Nature – NAMI California

Outdoor Activity Ideas

10 Nature Connection Activities | Healing Forest

22 Nature Connection Activities for Sharing Nature with Beginners (nature-mentor.com)