If you or someone you know if struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention life-line at 1-800-273-8055 or the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or contact your local health care professional.
Here are some resources for you or someone in need:
The National Federation for Youth Ministry has dozens of vetted links to solid organizations working with improving mental health and wellness.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides a wealth of support, education, resources, and guidance around mental health disorders. Also see NAMI-Minnesota for information relevant to Minnesota, including local and regional affiliates.
National Mental Health Association
Offers a number of resources, including a huge library of webinars on specific topics, including many Covid-19 mental health webinars and resources.
National Institute of Mental Health
Offers a lot of information on child and adolescent mental health, including warning signs for depression and other mental disorders.
Teen Safety Resource Guide
Excellent source of information for teens and those who work with teens. Includes a comprehensive list of mental health apps, and other resources that are specific to the struggles that many teens are facing and that are being amplified during Covid-19, including, but not limited to:
Life Teen Blog on Depression and Anxiety Consider using these resources with your teens. These discussions are excellent and provide a Catholic context for discussing issues that so often get stuffed inside.
Catholic Charities Counseling Services-Fargo, ND Provide individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy for people of all ages regardless of sex, race, color, religion, political view, national origin, social status, financial resources, or inability to pay for services.
First Link Suicide Prevention
FirstLInk is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention. FIrstLink answers the 211 helpline, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and communicates via the text line 898-211. FirstLink provides these services from across the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 from anywhere in our service area for confidential help and support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline