Mental health

The National Institute for Health lists 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year. Mental health can improve or decline due to many factors such as season of the year, life events, habitual behaviors, although changes in mental health can often feel like they come ‘out of nowhere.’ Living with a chronic disease also increases the likelihood of experiencing depression. Self-management techniques can sometimes have a positive impact on mental health. Connecting with others socially can also help some people affected by the feeling of isolation. Below you’ll find user experiences grouped by mental health type as well as communities run by expert nonprofits with a focus on particular kinds of mental health.

Types of Mental health

Related communities

  • Anxiety Support

    Community

    Anxiety Support helps people with general anxiety and anxiety from health related reasons. Facilitated by Malecare, one of the world's leading patient support nonprofit organizations. Our group provides a sense of belonging with others in similar situations and to be able to chat and learn with a community of like minds. Members here have a wide range of different experiences and backgrounds. Anyone needing in-person or immediate help or support from a patient organization can choose from the list of resources in the pinned post in the right hand column on the posts/home page.

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  • OCD-UK

    Community

    OCD-UK is the leading national charity working with the almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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  • PNI ORG UK

    Community

    A community for people affected by Post-Natal Illness looking for support and information. It is run by PNI ORG UK and exists to help people sufferers (survivors) of Post Natal Illness (PNI). Join to talk about Perinatal Illness, Postnatal Depression ( PND) Puerperal Psychosis, Prenatal Depression and Illness. PNI ORG UK is run by sufferers and past suffers of PNI ( survivors) for sufferers and past sufferers of PNI. We aim to support women with or who have suffered Post Natal Illness or Post Natal Depression.

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  • Anorexia Bulimia Care

    Community

    ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 25 years of experience. We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. We support and care for those struggling personally and resource and equip parents, families, friends and professionals.

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  • Mental Health Support

    Community

    The Shaw Mind Foundation is a dynamic charity, passionate about tackling the stigma that can accompany mental health issues. Our overarching goal is to support anyone who may have lost hope; both the sufferer and those who support them. We believe recovery is possible for many who are currently not getting the help they need. This is where The Shaw Mind Foundation makes a difference; we don’t want people to continue to slip through the net because they have to wait for care, don’t have funds to access life-saving treatment, or live in an area or country that can’t currently access mental health recovery programmes. Mental health doesn’t discriminate; neither should geography or financial status.

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  • SWEDA

    Community

    Sweda supports people of all ages affected by eating disorders. We recognise how distressing & life-limiting an eating disorder can be; and how hard it is for those close to the sufferer, so our services are open to sufferers and those near to them. Sweda believes that recovery is possible & is committed to offering hope & encouragement, and services which will support sufferers as they seek to recover.

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  • Anxiety Support NZ

    Community

    Anxiety Support New Zealand provides effective forms of information, education and support to help people who are experiencing anxiety, whether or not they have a diagnosis.

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  • Living with Anxiety

    Community

    Welcome to Living with Anxiety a support group for people who are suffering with anxiety & similar related mental health problems . This community is moderated by members who have or are living with anxiety & have a wide range of understanding on how anxiety affects us in our daily lives . We offer a friendly community where you can communicate with others who will share their experiences as well as feeling a sense of belonging . Now you are a member on Living with Anxiety please press where is says " All Posts " & say hello . This community is not curated or moderated by a patient organization . Anyone needing help or support from a patient organization can reach www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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  • Heal My PTSD

    Community

    The Heal My PTSD forum is a safe, supportive and informative space where survivors and their caregivers can connect to others with similar experiences. It is run by volunteers, which are PTSD survivors themselves. It was founded by award winning author and blogger, Michele Rosenthal, who has since moved on to other projects. This community is based on mutual support, exchanging experiences and ideas for healing. Our vision is to provide support and practical tips on how to cope in daily life with various PTSD symptoms (anxiety, depression, fear, flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, dissociation and others) as well as share successes and ideas for recovery. Our personal experiences and recovery journeys are unique but by connecting to others we discover that there are things we can relate to and that we truly aren’t alone.

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  • Anxiety and Depression Support

    Community

    ADAA is an international nonprofit dedicated to the prevention, treatment, & cure of anxiety and depression related disorders through education, practice, & research. www.adaa.org offers free educational info & resources; Find-a-Therapist database of local treatment providers as well as telemental health services; webinars, blog posts, podcasts & videos; support groups , self-tests & more. ADAA does not provide psychiatric, psychological, or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please note: You may be contacted by one of our administrators to invite you to serve as a volunteer administrator or to share your story. If we do reach out to you, your anonymity is not compromised unless you agree to share personal contact information with us. If you do not wish to engage with us, simply do not respond.

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