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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

National Eating Disorders Association

Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. 1.800.273-8255 or 1.888.628.9554 (Spanish)

The Actors Fund Mental Health Services Program

Helps entertainment industry professionals and their families to deal with a wide array of issues including work and personal stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and ongoing supportive services. Social workers provide short term treatment, crisis intervention, advocacy and connections to community treatment resources.

Trevor Project 24/7 Hotline

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Hotline: 866.488.7386

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American Psychiatric Association - Patients and Families

Affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association and offers a host of articles and mental health resources as well as the "Locate a Psychiatrist" tool.

American Psychological Association

A resource for articles on mental health and wellness topics. It also has a national search tool for locating psychologists.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

This site provides information on alcohol and drug misuse, dementias, caregiving, depression and psychiatry in the geriatric community. It also has a national "Find A Geriatric Psychiatrist" tool.

Help Starts Here

Affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers and has an online library of articles on health, mental health, wellness, family and aging issues. A national social work finder is also provided.

Institute on Aging

Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults. Hotline: 800.971.0016.

MentalHealth.gov

Provides information on mental health symptoms, clinical trials for psychotropic medications and a national treatment locator.

Psychology Today

In addition to a variety of mental health related articles this web site version of the magazine has a "therapy center" that provides information on how to choose a therapist.

Screening for Mental Health

This site provides facts about mood and anxiety disorders, a suicide prevention guide for adults and teens and a locator of National Depression Screening Sites.

The Trans lifeline Hotline

Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. Hotline: 877.565.8860.

Information for Parents and Teens

ParentsMedGuide.org

This site provides guides to understanding attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and clinical depression: causes, symptoms and treatment options.