Online Support Communities (via NAMI.org)

  • 7 Cups: 7cups.com
    • Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.

 

  • Emotions Anonymous: emotionsanonymous.org
    • An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.

 

  • Support Group Central: supportgroupscentral.com
    • Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions – free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.

 

  • TheTribe Wellness Community: support.therapytribe.com
    • Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD, and Teens.

 

 

  • For Like Minds: forlikeminds.com
    • Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.

 

  • 18percent: 18percent.org
    • Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.

 

  • Psych Central: psychcentral.com
    • Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.