Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Group Info Group Founded 9 Years ago Statistics 4,049 Members
200,918 Pageviews3,340 Watchers

Resource List!


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:

Random from Featured

OCD by honey-art OCD :iconhoney-art:honey-art 52 24 O.C.D. by havingthoughts O.C.D. :iconhavingthoughts:havingthoughts 28 14 OCD colored by honey-art OCD colored :iconhoney-art:honey-art 109 98
Literature
introduction
I suffer from Depression, frequent Panic Attacks and possibly from Asperger Syndrome.
I assume that most of you already know what Depression is. People (such as my parents, friends, doctors) are always telling me that most people will have at least one form of depression in their lifetimes. This means nothing to me. To me it feels as if there is no way that other people, except for chronic sufferers of the disease have it. I feel isolated from everyone.
As far as I can remember I have always been 'unhappy' as I was bullied quite a bit thorough Primary School. I was always a hyper active child, and one of my friends always called me crazy. I hated hearing this all the time. I think it might actually have made me go a little insane. One of my other friends asked me why I was so hyper all the time and I tried to explain to her that sometimes when people are unhappy, they try to make themselves happy by making other people happy.
In High School, I soon found out that being hyper did not ma
:iconrawrbekaj:rawrbekaj
:iconrawrbekaj:rawrbekaj 5 18
Literature
Baby's verse - I'm Happy-sad
I get attention
And feel ignored
I get affection
and feel isolated
I get love
and feel rejected
I get all I need
and nothing I want
I'm in the middle
stuck between happy and sad.
:iconJackPowerX:JackPowerX
:iconjackpowerx:JackPowerX 1 0
Agoraphobia by shadowlight-oak Agoraphobia :iconshadowlight-oak:shadowlight-oak 42 10 Never bloom again by iNeedChemicalX Never bloom again :iconineedchemicalx:iNeedChemicalX 841 51
Literature
Mental Hospital
I wish I was abused,
Beaten,
Raped,
Because then I
Would have something
To actually be
Depressed about.
Something I can
Tell people when
They ask what's
Wrong.
I don't know
What's wrong.
I just get
Overwhelming
Feelings of depression,
Sadness.
Will a mental
Hospital take
That away?
Will talking
In a group,
Listening to other
People's problems
Help?
Make me realize
I'm not alone?
I want to be
Raped,
To know what
It feels like
To be beaten.
I want to feel
Pain.
Pain that I can't
Inflict on myself.
I want to go
To a hospital for
Help.
To wash away those
Feelings of depression.
To help me fight to
Stop cutting.
I want a break from
My family.
I want to spend
Time away from them.
I want some time to
Myself,
To think things
Through.
Should I go
To a mental
Hospital?
A crazy house?
Should I be locked
Up and restricted
So I can't hurt myself?
I didn't want to go
At first,
But what if it will
Help me enjoy life?
Help me love myself?
Will that be worth it?
:iconSportzgal:Sportzgal
:iconsportzgal:Sportzgal 24 41
Literature
Not a Real Doctor, M.D.
Not a Real Doctor, M.D.
Hello, Sir Chen Gin, M.D.
I’ve come to you today because
I have a problem.
I don’t know what it is,
I don’t know what to do, but
these are my symptoms:
I feel lethargic and upset
about silly little things
that shouldn’t
upset me. I’ve lost
all interest in the things
I love
and that I used to occupy
my days. But now
my days are occupied by
the desire
to just lay down in bed
all day and sleep it away.
I don’t even think though
that I could actually fall asleep,
but just laying there
would be
enough.
                                                      Well, my patient,
               
:iconlunastar:lunastar
:iconlunastar:lunastar 7 13
Not A Diagnosis by Darknessunderthemoon Not A Diagnosis :icondarknessunderthemoon:Darknessunderthemoon 18 14 Don't bottle it up by RamHorns Don't bottle it up :iconramhorns:RamHorns 32 26
Literature
Depression
It is like being trapped.
Trapped in a darkness that never saw the light. Lost in shadows that never felt the sun. Caught in an icy numbness in which no warmth ever touched.
It is a place to hide, but also a place where you are hidden. Shut out from the rest of the world, but still in plain sight. The darkness is not like what falls at night. It is different. It shadows your thoughts and swallows up all reason. Stuttering sounds that never hold to them meaning. Blurred faces of people passing by, never registered. Never considered.
In a way, it is glass.
A large sheet of glass that shuts you in. You can see the ones who are lucky. They ones that have been put on the other side. Out in the open, while you yourself are forever cursed to be caught on the other side, in a small corner of isolation. Of darkness.
You can see them. Hear them. Everyone is right in front of you, yet so far away you can never touch them. Nothing can break that glass. You may witness the lives of others, and inte
:iconxXNevermoreAgainXx:xXNevermoreAgainXx
:iconxxnevermoreagainxx:xXNevermoreAgainXx 5 3
Literature
Depression
Finding out that the world is falling on your head,
now thats hard.
realizing that you need help,
that you are depressed and down,
and you can't claw your way out of this dark pit of despair your in, that is worse.
it makes you feel like the lowest kind of being,
trust me, i'm there.
you don't think the world needs to know you,
no on else should deal with what you have,
its your problem...
maybe its just best to hold it all in,
make yourself believe you can't reach out
can't find help. No, that is most surely
NOT ALLOWED.
Help can't understand.
it will just make things worse with
hollow words
pretend phrases
and made up gestures of support.
Yes, that is your help....
or is it.
do you truly care? should i put myself out there?
Is it for true and keeps? can i make it through
with your help.
maybe the help is better until
it crushes me and i realize,
i was wrong. wrong about you.
trust is nothing to depression,
and depression has won the battle.
:iconShadowsFinder:ShadowsFinder
:iconshadowsfinder:ShadowsFinder 9 8
Literature
You broke me
You broke me
Into a billion little tiny shards
And left me there
You walked away
And carried on as if nothing had ever happened
As if nothing had ever changed
As if we hadn't ...
You carried on with your life. Not our life.
You carried on
Alone...
You broke me
You [made] me trust you
You [made] me smile, laugh
You're now [making me cry.]
All i can do now
Is lie here
Thinking of what we had
[What we have]
What we could have had
All i can do now
Is lie here and cry
Cry in desperation
For the love i have
Isn't reciprocal
All i can do
Is sit here and cry
Blub to myself
Over what we could have had
What we had
It was never enough
I was never enough
Never enough for you
Never enough to make you stay
Never
Enough.
All i can do
Is sit and mourn
What i have for you
How i care...
And how you [don't.]
You smile at me
You joke with me
But you pretend, alone.
I can't pretend anymore.
That life has to be [over.]
I'm not sorry for w
:iconticktickboom24:ticktickboom24
:iconticktickboom24:ticktickboom24 9 42
Literature
Death's Last Words
Lately I don't feel a thing.
Just a dull, lifeless body
Walking around this town.
I can't decide what I should feel.
Think about how it used to be back then.
Don't know what I'm doing in the future.
Why did this happen to me?
Losing people everywhere I go
Has become an unwanted habit of mine.
Drama has become my shadow.
I hear the Grim Reaper
Coming to me to take me away.
Please hurry.
I don't know how much longer
I can take this.
We both made mistakes.
But why am I the only one being punished?
:iconguitargirl94:guitargirl94
:iconguitargirl94:guitargirl94 14 12

Deviants

Affiliates

If you are an affiliate and would to us to advertise a contest, project or other event you're hosting in your group, please note that we only post affiliate news if its related to the topic of mental illness/health or is of a supportive/awareness nature. :rose:

*** We are currently only accepting affiliates that either relate to our own, are about other causes, or have an emotional expression element to them.

:icondeviantartsecret:(the one affiliate that is not a group, no other club affiliates will be accepted. This is the one exception all other affiliates have to be groups.)
:iconspeak-life::iconburdenedhearts::iconmakeadaybrighter::iconhopeforthe-hopeless::icondesecrated-hope::iconproject--positivity::iconi-am-we::iconceliacs-on-da::iconask-a-multie::icondontkillthebutterfly::iconhealingart::iconthe-black-hole::iconforthosewhoarebroken::iconhelping-hands-club::iconon-the-borderline:

Stamps!


:thumb171420178:
I Support Mental Illness Club by jackalibis
Anxiety Awareness by jackalibis
Mental health awareness stamp by Superspud
Mental Illness Club Stamp by YukiMizuno
What Defines Us by SheTheFemale

Recent Journal Entries

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.

Admins

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. ^^

Founder


:iconilovekakashi28:

Gallery Moderators


:iconrosary0fsighs::icontoocareful::iconmischievous-eyes:

Quote of the Week!




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


-Proverb



Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconjack-the-shinigami:
Jack-the-Shinigami Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Student General Artist
where do I put stuff for ptsd?
Reply
:iconangelghidorah:
AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
This group seems pretty much dead. With the exception of Rosary0fSighs (whose ability to change the group is questionable), all the Admins have been gone for years.

I'll note Rosary0fSighs and see what the score is.
Reply
:iconmhairigood:
mhairigood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
That's such a bummer. Thank you for letting us know.
Reply
:iconangelghidorah:
AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Agreed, and you're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconcrystalizedjellyfish:
CrystalizedJellyfish Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, is this group active?
Reply
:iconrosie-draws-art:
Rosie-draws-art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this group still accept members?
Reply
:iconundercityiv:
UndercityIV Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
...Depressing group. Had no clue that extremely serious ones like this even existed on a site like DA. 
Reply
:iconlopsidedfrosty345:
LopsidedFrosty345 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I won't be doing anymore writings or drawings for a few weeks.
Reply
:icondebnise:
debNise Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, is this group dead? My submission expired.. :(
Reply
:iconiliamidnightdesigns:
IliaMidnightDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
judging from the activity of the founder and the gallery mods, i would have to say yes.. 
Reply
Add a Comment: