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Canadian Mental Health Association
: "Is a nation wide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness." This was the first mental health website I visited and a link in their site allowed me to connect to free(health care covered) mental health services. :heart:

Internet Mental Health : “Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long. The idea of creating Internet Mental Health resulted from a Canada-Japan Mental Health Exchange in 1994 arranged by Mr. Mikio Kuraki. During that exchange, Robert Winram and Dr. Phillip Long visited Japanese psychiatric hospitals and lived for one week with psychiatric patients as guests in their homes.”

Mind your Mind: “mindyourmind is a non-profit mental health engagement program that works with youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them to develop reliable and relevant resources and communication platforms. These resources are designed using current evidence and research to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access and use of community support, both professional and peer-based. Through the use of active engagement and technology mindyourmind inspires youth to reach out, get help and give help.”

Moods Magazine: “is devoted to supplying those suffering from mood disorders with useful information in lay person terms, while also diminishing the stigma attached to mental illness.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: This site offers a comprehensive list of resources, informative articles, and a consumer resource section for those who suffer with anxiety or panic disorders.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Offers a crisis intervention hotline and online resources.

Living Works :A Suicide Intervention Initiative

Stomp Out Bullying: Anti-Bullying and Cyberbullying program for Kids and Teens

For Suicide Survivors: “This site is devoted to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.”

Mental Health Foundation UK :“Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.”

Schizophrenia Society of Canada: "Founded in 1979, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC) is a national registered charity. We work with 10 provincial societies and their over 100 chapters and branches, to help people suffering from schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life, while we search for a cure."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy."

Mind: "The leading mental health charity in England and Wales working for a better life for everyone experiencing mental distress. Mind campaigns for the right to lead an active and valued life in the community and is an influential voice on mental health issues. Established in 1946 and drawing on the experience and skills of mental health service users and professionals, Mind has become the largest voluntary sector provider of quality community care."

WHO Resource book on mental health, Human rights and legislation

Gift From Within: "an international nonprofit organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. We have articles, essays, poetry and art, peer support,, coping and inspirational stories, a Q&A, videos, book reviews, list of retreats for survivors, global list of trauma survivor support groups, meditations, and other educational materials and resources."

All Psych Online :"AllPsych Online is one of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Inside the site you'll find over over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material. AllPsych is referenced by over 100 colleges and universities in ten countries."

ANAD(Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders): "I will accept myself as I am"

Beyond Blue: "beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia."

Bipolar 4 Life Support: "Our goal is to provide a safe, interactive, self-help environment for individuals with Bipolar Disorder to meet, share, and support each other"

This is only a small list of resources...there are many many more out there but right now my wrists hurt from being on my laptop for so long. lol :aww: So this list will be updated at different times(not sure how often but already at the top of my head I can think of about 6 sites I've left off the list that should be here and will eventually get put on here...again my wrist is tired. :giggle: :hug:

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the first time i saw her
alone in the cafeteria
mourning herself
scrap of cling film
wrapped tightly around her finger
she said
i had a friend
but she died
and now i am not the same
she is the one i love
touching the edges
of a kitten sticker
on her french notes like it was her dead
grandmother in an open casket
blanched white fingertips
no i am not the same
she hurts the world and
rapes the earth and
the rabbits scream and
the trees scream and
the air screams and
she sits at the hearth with fur in her hands
i go into work with bruises on my breasts
we do not kiss
or touch
or make love
because it makes her cry
but she loves me best when we are
like this
and she is mine
my little golden idol
my baby
little sleeping one
she says why did you give him a rabbit?
why are you taking him away from me?
i cannot see what she has written
she says there is a baby now
it hasn't a name and it never cries
and no one ever holds it
it grows and spreads like a weed
looming like
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Group Submission Rules!

I'm doing a bit of maintenance here at the group, moving things around and trying to make it better for members, and that includes the explanation of the groups submission rules! The group rules are kinda spread out and explained in different places including in blogs, gallery folder description, a bit on the groups main blog etc... but while I get everything more organized here's a list of the submission rules(if you have a questions please don't hesitate to ask us.) :heart:

:bulletred: Please submit your deviation to the correct folder!! There are quite a few folders to chose from and I'm always surprised by how many people seem to miss the select folder option. ^^ If you don't select a folder it automatically submits it to the first folder on the list, which is the Abuse awareness folder.

:bulletblue: Mature Content is allowed however overtly graphic pictures, drawings or descriptions of nudity(genitalia) and of sex or abuse in progress will likely not be accepted as they can be triggering to some members. Sometimes it depends on the context. And please tag your mature content with a warning.

:bulletorange: Self Harm related are allowed provided that they aren't a picture of real self harm(ex: fresh cuts) and only incidental scarring pictures are allowed. Not pictures where showing your scars are the entire or main focus. This is all according to DeviantArts own rules. Also overtly descriptive literature or drawings are not allowed either as many people find them triggering. If you aren't sure whether your deviation is appropriate for the group or not, please feel free to have a look through our Self Harm Awareness folder to see what types of deviations we accept.

:bulletblack: Nothing that glorifies Suicide or is too much of a graphic portrayal of suicide. Also no Suicide Notes!

:bulletblue: Eating Disorder/body image Related deviations: We do not accept deviations with pictures of people looking emaciated(drawings may sometimes be accepted depending on the context) and nothing encouraging an eating disorder.

:bulletgreen: Please nothing that is overtly violent, gory or too bloody! The group is an awareness and support group so many of these deviations don't relate to our cause.

:bulletyellow: The deviaiton needs to be related to the group! Deviations about romance, teen romance, general angst, your dog, random animals and fruits will not be accepted.(you might be surprised at some of the deviations people have tried to submit before ;P )

:bulletpurple: Nothing that goes against DA's rules! (so no child pornography, no deviation that harasses another deviant etc...)

:bulletred: No original character or fan Art submissions! Alters are allowed as they are a part of someone but characters pretending to be alters or that just happen to have a mental illness are not for this group. ^^

*** If you have any questions, a suggestion or have a concern with something that was accepted into the groups gallery then please don't hesitate to send the group a note or message. Please feel free to contact me(the founder and :iconilovekakashi28:) directly through a note as well. I do always respond.


The Founder: As the founder I'm the most active admin and I'm involved in everything you see here at the group. More recently I've aquired other admins to help out in certain areas since the group has grown quite large. ^^ I'm online everyday except for days when I go on vacation.

The Gallery Mods: They like me are volunteer staff that help out with approving or declining(where applicable) deviations being submitted to the group. They may also make blogs, answer group messages and notes left by members and approve affiliates.

The Tech Wizard: All the groups CSS work(blog skins, custom box desgins etc...) get made and installed by our Tech Wiz!! :heart: The group is so much prettier now!

The Story Project Contributors: This is a temporary position reserved only for those participating in the story project. After they post their story these members will get moved back into the regular member position.

*** If you are interested in becoming an admin you can try sending me a note, but please note that not everyone who asks will get an admin position! Especially if you are brand new to the group or have never been an admin in a DA group before. ^^



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Quote of the Week!

:butterfly: "A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will."



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forestlawn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2021  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for letting me in and i will support those who struggle with mental illness
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure how to submit a journal, but I thought this might be helpful to some:

How to gain more control of the mindThis is a journal about mental health.Many of you might have heard of mindfulness practice, the practice of being fully in the present, but I want to take look at something related to it: the act of trying to take control of the mind to reduce ruminating and anger. As we know, the worst of this happens during our free time, or sometimes when we're doing important tasks. Some of what I wrote here is from a reply I made to someone in the forums and I liked it so much I thought I'd share it in this journal; I tweaked it to make more sense. I'm not an expert in psychology or anything so take this as you will.The trick to taking more control of one's own mind is to become aware of what you're thinking and to try directing the mind to better thoughts whenever you get stuck in bad thoughts. For example, if you're becoming upset about something you failed at, or when you got mistreated by someone else, or you keep repeating all the awesome comebacks you have after a confrontation, move your mind to something else like the the information you got from an art tutorial or lyrics to a song you love. The subject doesn't have to be positive, in fact, too positive a thought will be too great a leap to make when you're angry or depressed. Pick something that won't make you feel bad. If you have trouble at first, don't get angry. Don't judge yourself as a failure. Keep moving the mind every time you catch it ruminating. Note: pulling the mind away will be harder the longer you've followed a bad train of thought—say for fifteen minutes versus one minute.What should one think about? I frequently direct my mind to things I learned in my how-to-write books. I'll think about point of view in fiction, how to avoid head hopping, rules to create a complex main character, avoiding author intrusions. I also try to become more aware of surroundings, and the colour of things, and light, and sounds, and movement.Thoughts can be placed on a great movie. I recently watched Abominable (about an animation by Dreamworks about a yeti and humans who help him get back home). Near the beginning, they play this catchy song playing as the main character of the story goes through several tasks. I started directing my mind to that song and memories from the movie when I once caught my mind thinking of bad things. The whole movie is very feel-good so it makes me feel better.The important thing about being aware of thoughts is that you shouldn't deny feelings. And it's not about hiding from reality. It's okay to be mad about something. Just don't stay mad for so long that you feel sick and unmotivated...don't get stuck and pulled under. Eventually, when you have some skill at moving the mind to neutral and then good thoughts, try to focus on what's going on around you, like sounds and the smell of flowers, the breeze in the air (I think this is the true goal of mindfulness, but keep in mind, I'm not monk or scholar, I'm only passing on what's been helpful to me).Also, something to watch out for is when you're getting the hang of redirecting your mind, but someone says something so horribly triggering that it makes you want to give up and think that the mindfulness thing is not working. I wasted years because I let this happen once. I came back though. It will eventually become habit. The mind will always wander, and perfection isn't possible, not even for Buddhist monks (or so I've read), but it will give you more peace of mind if you keep trying.Good luck to anyone who wants to give this a shot. I think this is the most important thing I've ever shared.OTHER INFORMATION:I suffer from schizophrenia and consider the following book to be the best book on the subject because it contains information on cognitive behavioural therapy, info that helped me cope better with abusive voices (they lost some of their power over me when I did some of the exercises in this book). Some people who suffer from depression also hear distressing voices so it's a good book to know about: The book is called Overcoming Distressing Voices, 2nd edition, by Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss and David Kingdon. I recommend the print version because you can photocopy the charts and fill them out.Lastly, the best book for depression that I've come across is The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns, M.D. It's a very large book, but there's a "mood journal" near the beginning that helps people deal with distorted thinking, an important thing to be aware of....
SeamairWolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dead group :/
IntuitiveMoth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2019
Is this Group dead???
Mr-Lasz-Official Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna fucking kill everyone 
Mr-Lasz-Official Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna die but i want other people to die before me first
Go fuck yourself you fucking low life sack of shit
StarlightAngel1996 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019
Hi, I hope I'm not a bother but I put in a submission and wondered if it would be accepted or not. I'm not sure if it is no longer activated but the others can be just as grim as mine.  I have been busy so that's why I asked if this wonderful group is no longer run anymore


StarlightAngel1996 Featured By Owner May 26, 2019
Hi I just put something in one of your folders please take time to read it!


StarlightAngel1996 Featured By Owner May 6, 2019
Hi! I know you are very busy, but please check out my newest deviation i contributed when you can!

thank you!

Rkdailey Featured By Owner May 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry! I submitted a request for the group's favs, but I accidentally chose the wrong picture, which not quite appropriate for this group.  
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