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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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Literature
Suicidal Thoughts
Pain strikes the depths of my soul
As I write, tears as my toll
No emotion left but cold sadness
No lie left to confess but madness
Farewell my dear family and friends
Without you, this would have quickened to end
Sorry for all this today
That you must see me this way
I take the bottle of pills from my bed
Eating them quickly, heavy as lead.
I break the glass and take a shard
Checking the rope, lowering my guard.
I stand on the edge of my chair
Looking at the shard, gripping my hair.
Quickly I slice both arms
Pain runs through like an alarm
I kick away the chair, my last thought's clear
"Now I am gone, you must not fear"
Then I wake, from the same old dream
I sigh and sit up, while my mind will scream
Four years I have had this nightmare
The echos of the pain always there
Now, today, I consider it
Would it ever be worth the risk?
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Literature
Obsession
Monday morning bright and shining
we awake in perfect timing
you drink coffee I hold tea
you can't bear to look at me.
Monday's dress is ripped and torn
I clutch a shirt I've never worn
he said that I can't clean today
you spill my tea and walk away
You think that it's all one big game
that I don't need to dress the same
or plan the minutes, or count the time
or scrub at non-existant grime
or touch each door and turn each key
you think there's nothing wrong with me
and you'd be right, my cure was care
he rescued me from my nightmare
yet still your words stalk my reflection
highlighting each imperfection
Telling me that I'm so strange
yet hating how he made me change
I hide my face but you still see
the cheating, lying, witch in me.
You found the scrapbook's secret place
you ripped across his  gentle face
and in his Kleenex, I had kept
you stole his touch and scent, and wept.
you sat in ignorance, fear and shame
you looked for someone else to blame
for the first time
I watched
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Literature
I See Them Too
The door slammed.
Red corkscrews darted across my vision, and I shut my eyes, watching them fade away.
"Do you see them too?" he asked. My eyes flew open, and I wheeled around to see a tiny six-year-old's wide, gaping blue eyes staring up at me.
"See what?" I put down the magazine down and sat up.
"The colors and shapes. The green squares?" he cocked his head to the side.
I frowned. Could he be like me? Could this finally be someone who saw things like I did?
His mother looked up, and saw my confused expression. "Don't listen to him. He just has an overreactive imagination, dont you, buddy?" She explained quickly, as if trying to make me forget everything he just said.
But I didn't.
"Whats your name?" I asked the boy, smiling at him.
"Riley..." he giggled, playing with his tousled blonde-brown hair.
I leaned in. "They're red corkscrews, not green squares, Riley." I whispered.
"No!" Riley roared, then blushed.
"Riley!" his mother chided, beckoning him back over and lifting him into the
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*** 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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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.

Admins

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. ^^

Founder


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Gallery Moderators


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Quote of the Week!




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


-Proverb



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:iconcrystalizedjellyfish:
CrystalizedJellyfish Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, is this group active?
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Rosie-draws-art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this group still accept members?
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UndercityIV Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
...Depressing group. Had no clue that extremely serious ones like this even existed on a site like DA. 
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LopsidedFrosty345 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I won't be doing anymore writings or drawings for a few weeks.
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debNise Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, is this group dead? My submission expired.. :(
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FaeryNightDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
judging from the activity of the founder and the gallery mods, i would have to say yes.. 
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ArisuBaka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i please talk to someone...? ;n;
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
I'll talk to you.

Actually I was.... wondering the same thing.

Maybe we can talk to each other?
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schizophrenicme Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
I joined a while ago. Don't remember when but I submit things and none are going in this group and their not to gorey or anything. Why won't you submit my art in too your group?
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Harumikoto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still active?
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