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Overcoming Thoughts: A quick online activity to help you get unstuckIn 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 providers21 questions to help your therapist understand and affirm your identity. Learn More

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

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

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

Worksheet: Talking about hard topicsWhen 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 SafeExperiencing 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 iPhonePeer support app for iPhone. Learn More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worksheet: Self-Care CheckupA downloadable worksheet to help you evaluate and improve your self-care. Learn More

Worksheet: Health Care Decision AidWorksheet to help you talk to your doctor about your mental health Learn More

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

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

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

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

Worksheet: Keep your mind groundedWorksheet to help you get out of your head and into your life. Learn More

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

Worksheet: Planning your routineWorksheet to help form positive habits. Learn More

Worksheet: Starting a conversation with someone about their mental healthWorksheet to help you start the conversation. Learn More

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

Just Checking In on friends10 questions to check in with your loved ones. Learn More

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

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

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

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