Coping with the News

5 strategies for coping with emotionally taxing news headlines and articles from Northwestern Medicine.

Project LETS

Race-specific mental health resources for a wide span of various demographics.

How to Deal with News Anxiety

Tips to deal with “headline anxiety” provided by Headspace.

Crisis Text Line

Connect with a trained crisis counselor though text or Whatsapp, or read about mental health conditions.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress; prevention and crisis resources.

Suicide Prevention Resources | AFSP

Specific suicide prevention resources, including emergency and crisis services, tools for finding mental health care, help regarding alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, and emotional health.


Asistencia gratuita y confidencial las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana para personas en apuros; recursos de prevención y crisis.


An organization that provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness for individuals and families affected by mental illness.


Nonprofit organization dedicated to anxiety and depression prevention and treatment. Find tips to manage disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder.


Emergency Services | Advocates

24/7 mental and emotional crisis support from an Advocate clinician serving communities across Massachusetts including Woburn and Winchester. This organization focuses on engaging individuals, no matter their ability to pay.

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Resources from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; providing access to services and supports for individuals and families across all ages concerning mental health.


GLBT National Helpline

Anonymous and confidential hotline for individuals of all ages in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The Trevor Project

24/7 support from crisis counselors for individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community; 5 core programs that emphasize peer support, crisis services, research, advocacy, and public education.

Trans Lifeline

Peer support by trangender counselors for transgender people; 24/7 hotline with trans-specific resources.

Substance Abuse


DHS agency created to reduce impact of substance use and mental illness in America’s communities; has 24/7 hotline open 365 days a year that is offered in both English and Spanish.

Resources for POC

The Steve Fund

Emotional and mental support for students and young people of color. This organization also has culturally trained crisis text line counselors.

Asian Mental Health Collective

Community for Asian mental health support offering resources, tools to find a therapist, community events, and personal stories.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

Making emotional health care more accessible to Black individuals through programs, employee trainings, and wellness tools.

Therapy for Latinx

Mental health resources and therapist directory tailored to Latinx individuals.


A comprehensive resource for Native youth by Native youth, broken down into sections such as a Q and A section, culture, relationships, mind, and impact.

Mental Health America

Nation’s leading community based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals dealing with mental health issues. It offers tools to live a mentally healthy life, the logisitcs of finding help, and information on public policy pertaining to mental health.

Sexual Assault and Dating Violence

National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support | RAINN

Online chats and phone numbers for sexual assault, domestic violence, and other victims of crime.

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorders Helpline | chat, Call or Text | NEDA

Largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. It offers support through online chat, call, or text during set hours, and walks you through the process of finding mental health treatment.

Tools to Find Counseling/TherAPY


Directory listing clinical professionals, psychiatrists, and treatments centers providing mental health services. These resources can easily be filtered by city or zip code.


Site providing access to a variety of licensed and experienced mental health providers catering to a spectrum of issues. Patients have the option of messaging their therapist, chatting live, speaking over the phone, or video conferencing.

William James College INTERFACE Referral Service

Massachusetts based helpline that connects and matches individuals to a personalized mental health counselor. This helpline is available Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and is free and confidential.

Resources for Student Athletes

Athletes For Hope

Non-profit organization created by elite athletes to provide resources to end the stigma around mental health and sports.

The Hidden Opponent

An accredited non-profit organization, created by former Division I athlete, Victoria Garrick, that aims to educate, support, and advocate for student-athlete mental health.


Mental health resources provided by the NCAA’s Sport Science Institute for athletes, schools, coaches, and families.

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