A note on mental health
It is important that we make something clear: all of our rituals, spells, and practices dedicated to self-care or therapy are just that—not to be substituted for compassionate, thorough professional help. We think of our spells, rituals and practices as tools of augmenting one's mental health arsenal.
That said, if you need mental health care and are looking for resources, here are some:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Chat: Click here.
The Lifeline (Twitter)
Suicide Prevention Resource Center, state by state
ACT Coach—helping you become more mindful of negative thoughts (app)
Depression CBT Self Help Guide—helps you manage your depression (app)
eCBT Calm—helping you with cognitive behavioral therapy (app)
Better Help — therapists available online and by phone: Flat fee of $65 per week that includes all your messaging, chats, phone, and video sessions. Pay a monthly membership and never pay a per-session fee. Based on your financial status, you can apply for a discount of up to 50% to your cost.
TalkSpace—online help for the LGBT community
DrugRehab — free researched, fact-based resources around addiction, rehab & recovery, as well as transparent info about financing options for care
Mental Health America (find help for yourself)
Mental Health America (find help for someone else)
Mental Health America — 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text MHA to 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.