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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:

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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.)


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Mental Illness Club Stamp by YukiMizuno
What Defines Us by SheTheFemale

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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.


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. ^^



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Quote of the Week!

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



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NocturnalScribe Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
could a drawing on panic attacks be submitted even if I personally didn't have it as a result from an anxiety disorder?
MoonPhase9 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm willing to be an admin member to help revive the group.
SunflowerInTheRain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I;m so happy to find a group like this... *please still be active!*
l-Gotta-Believe Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, does ADD count?
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I have Asperger Syndrome and OCD. I also love supporting causes to raise awareness and to show support to those suffering from these Mental Illnesses.
OfficialRMSOlympic Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I remember when I was little....I had ADHD and I still do.......... Every time I walk into a place where my old classmates are they say "'s that ignorant (censored)" I am harassed every day in real life... I know everybody in my neighborhood and they know me.... When I walk by some people,they go over to the OTHER side of the sidewalk. I now just sit in my house on my computer,and if I have to go somewhere I drive. And when I almost make friends......I blow it with my short temper......I end up talking to myself and when I'm working on something,I usually get distracted and abandon what I was doing. I'm just glad there are other people here that have mental disabilities like I do... :cry:
EmoFoxBitch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:cries: finally someone who understands my pain! I have so many issues...I was beaten up at school and home...I was bullied..I been through things you wouldn't believe..I was kicked out of school in first grade..on 9/11 just because my dad is arab...I was called a suicide bomber...the school told us to leave and when I went overseas we were treated like crap for being american...I was homeless over dad beat us and attacked us...then we move back to Ohio when a doctor said we would die if we stayed longer, from starvation or the people would kill us...I have PTSD OCD schizophrenia anxiety depression and I'm terrified of people...bugs....heights...and being alone in the dark...I know everyone here will hate me for telling part of my story and listing my issues...I just wanted someone who understands my pain!:crying: my family hates me and I'm alone in the chased me and my older sisters with a butcher slammed my sisters head in a sisters fight her and eachother.. I always had to hide in closets..behind the couch...under beds... my mom was the one who protected me ..everyone hates me .. all I have as a friend I can trust is my minnie mouse stuffed animal....I'm actually crying in real life... I worry about dying everyday...if I'm gonna get old and die and if my moms gonna die on me..I pray everyday I stay little forever..I dont wanna grow up anymore!:cry: I'm 17..but I feel like I'm old..I wasted my life just..SUCKS!! I tried killing myself but I always get too scared or back out at the last second...I wish I was brave enough to get it over with....>< I hate myself and life.....I'm gonna get old and croak..I try staying little..I still play with barbies...I carry my stuffed animals everywhere....but...its not working!!:cries: I wanna die somehow without knowing it so I won't be be scared..and back out...>< I know I'm going to get a lot of crap for all this...I'm not seeking attention..I just want..I just want a friend...a REAL one like in cartoons...who won't beat you up....won't bully you....won't steal from you..I..I wish I was sonic..then everyone would actually love me...I'd have cute..go on be a hero...:cries:
AggroMiau Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my :hug: you've surely been through much, causing so much longlasting pain and emotional scars. :heart:

Sadly the world is not so simple as in comics, noves, TV, etc. That would be great, but it isn't. It's a complex and often difficult place. Which means the kind of friendship you are searching for, won't realy help you out. Cause such friendships  do not realy exists, and just very few of us, find something slightly similar.

If you have any chance, use any possibilty to get you some professionel help. I know it's tough in the States, but maybe there is some social organisations or networks, which could help you out.
HigherSeeking Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi there! I am requesting to join your group. as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I have severe PTSD that has caused bipolar disorder, OCD, and bad anxiety. I hate it, but Ive learnt to deal with it through art as well :) 

I also am the founder of :iconbeauty--from--ashes: that is a group recently started (this week), but growing fast, as we are a group of sexual abuse survivors, and 4 out of 5 women will be sexually abused at some point in their life sadly :( 

I just wanted to say I think anything that brings awareness to these issues, talks about them, and gets them 'out there' makes it far less 'taboo' and we need to KEEP talking about it and helping each other!
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