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Overcoming Thoughts In this activity, you will learn skills to overcome a thought you struggle with. With practice, you can integrate these skills into your life, helping you gain greater control over your thoughts and actions. Learn More

Questions to help QTBIPOC find affirming mental health providers 21 questions to help your therapist understand and affirm your identity. Learn More

Think Ahead: Mental Health Crisis Plan Worksheet to help you plan ahead. Learn More

eQuoo: the Emotional Fitness Game A fun game that teaches psychological skills! Learn More

Lyf App: You’re Not Alone Share your journey with others who will relate. Learn More

Worksheet: Talking about hard topics When you have to have a conversation about hard topics, it’s helpful to plan ahead so you aren’t caught off guard. Use the following sheet to plan through what it would be like to... Learn More

Worksheet: Feeling Safe Experiencing a traumatic event of any kind can leave you feeling unsafe or unstable. Finding ways to focus on safety and building a sense of control over aspects of life can help you feel... Learn More

Toucan: peer support app for iPhone Peer support app for iPhone. Learn More

Worksheet: Processing Trauma and Stress Worksheet to help you understand and manage these strong emotions. Learn More

Worksheet: Prioritizing Self-Care Worksheet to help you understand and manage these strong emotions. Learn More

Worksheet: Practicing Radical Acceptance Worksheet to help you understand and manage these strong emotions. Learn More

Worksheet: Managing Frustration and Anger Worksheet to help you understand and manage these strong emotions. Learn More

Dealing with the Worst-Case scenario Worksheet to help you think clearly when you feel like assuming the worst. Learn More

Dealing with Change Worksheet to help you manage change—and the emotions that come along with it! Learn More

Self-Care Checkup A downloadable worksheet to help you evaluate and improve your self-care. Learn More

Health Care Decision Aid: Your Mind and Your Body Worksheet to help you talk to your doctor about your mental health Learn More

Gratitude Card Practice gratitude by writing this note—to yourself or a loved one! Learn More

Cope Notes: Daily text messages for your brain Daily mental health support via text message. Learn More

Wysa App: Life coaching AI bot AI-enabled Life Coach for mental and emotional wellness. Learn More

eM Life: Live Virtual Mindfulness Expert-led mindfulness programs, with new topics and skills every day. Learn More

3 steps to keep your mind grounded Worksheet to help you get out of your head and into your life. Learn More

Detoxing your life Worksheet to help remove negative influences from your life. Learn More

8 steps to create a healthy routine Worksheet to help form positive habits. Learn More

7 tips for talking to a loved one about their mental health Worksheet to help you start the conversation. Learn More

Looking for Good: 4 steps to find the positives in a bad situation Worksheet to help focus on the positive. Learn More

Just Checking In on friends 10 questions to check in with your loved ones. Learn More

In the Open Podcast Mental Health America staff and guests talk about all things mental health. Learn More

8 of the best meditation apps Top picks to help you get started. Learn More

Q Chat Space: Online chats for LGBTQ+ youth Online chats for LGBTQ+ youth Learn More

Letter to My Mental Illness Social media stories about "breaking up with mental illness." Learn More