General mental health information
Nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they can’t function during the school year. In order to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus mtvU and The Jed Foundation have teamed up to create this website. View videos of those who have struggled with mental illness, obtain resources and information on various mental illnesses, and help raise awareness for mental health issues among college student.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website offers information about mental health treatment through the website, publications, and additional resources. Find the latest studies, news, resources and events related to mental health. Also locate treatment facilities and national resources.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. This website offers information, education, support and referrals.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website offers information on mental health issues, research findings, statistics, and publications as well as research opportunities.
The Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board of Stark County website offers information and services available in the Stark county area as well as information about privacy and consumer rights.
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Board of Summit County website offers information and services available in the Summit county area as well as information about privacy and consumer rights.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Through this site you can find information and resources for healthy eating, body image, and assorted other topics. Find ways to get involved, research findings, and new releases as well.
Drug and alcohol resources
This is a direct link to the local AA meetings available through the Canton Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous.
This is a direct link to the local AA meetings available through the Akron Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website offers information on drug and alcohol treatment, current statistics, news publications and more.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers information on suicide, resources for getting help, crisis centers in your area and ways to get involved.
Suicide Awareness Voices and Education is an organization whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide. On this site you can find information for coping with loss, information on suicide and depression.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers educational resources, information on suicide, surviving suicide loss, advocacy, and current news and events.
Smartphone app with instructions and exercises in diaphragmatic breathing, a documented stress-management skill. Includes detailed information on the effects of stress on the body.
Relax with yoga. Look up single poses or put together entire routines from a range of yoga styles and all levels of difficulty.
Free Mood Tracker*
Offers options for tracking various variables to mood. A calendar tracks which days have entries and users can tap the day to see details. Has a graph feature where all entries are graphed over the month. The graph can be saved as a PDF file and emailed directly from the app or stored and then shared with a clinician or psychiatrist.
*only available for Android and Google devices
Helpful YouTube videos
5 minute quick anxiety reduction – guided mindfulness meditation
Deep breathing exercise
Stress management basics
4 stress management techniques
Daily habits to prevent depression during stressful times – Coronavirus or Covid-19 depression
Why to contact the crisis text line
The Ohio State Counseling and Consultation Services
Mental Health Strategies video series
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Suicide Prevention for Ohioans
Stories of recovery:
Rhett Miller’s Reason to Call (1:06) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_NZisI21fI&t=7s
The Terry Wise Story (3:31) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlXRavVgxJY&t=49s
Rob Delaney’s Reason to Call (2:58) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPeKYsCQhY&t=11s
Jordan’s Reason to Call (1:18) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wuc1MMp-4&t=10s
Scott’s Reason to Call (3:01) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxv32oq-tnw
John Draper’s Reason to Call (1:14) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=871mzEXfJBY
A one stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people on the Internet. Nothing here is meant to replace professional advice or care from a licensed mental health practitioner.
Strive for Five Ohio
The challenge is simple: find five people in your life and check-in with them every day for the next 30-days. Ohio’s Strive for Five Challenge is a new, statewide awareness campaign to help individuals and families cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation by connecting with others.