This is my personal list of resources, including some blogs I read on the given topics. For some, I’ve provided a written description of what you’ll find on the site. For the blogs, I let them speak for themselves and have included either the blog’s tagline or a line from their about page. Enjoy!
[If you feel your site would be a good fit here, feel free to contact me with the url, the description you would like included, and why you think I should add it. Unless you're a blatant spammer or your site is truly completely unrelated, I'll probably add it.]
Find local and online support, information on medications and treatments, general information about mental illnesses, and more.
A branch of the NIH (National Institute of Health), the NIMH focuses on research to understand and treat mental illness. The site is a good source of recent research, educational resources, and general mental health info.
Substance abuse is an incredibly common co-occuring problem among those with mental illness. Rehab Info is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. They offer resources such as a treatment locator, suicide helpline, and related topics and programs.
Including a forum, blog, and mental health news, this is a kind of one-stop-shop for mental health information. You can find therapists, online communities, a self-help group, or information on medications.
Another one-stop-shop type website, including an array of blogs on a wide variety of mental health topics and conditions. It also includes mental health news and a question-and-answer area to ask questions of both therapists and community members.
“Help for Depression provides a very comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.”
“A group of people dealing with the ups and downs of bipolar disorder offer their advice and opinions about the things that matter to you most. We are not professionals, but we’ve been there… and most importantly… we get it!”
“Welcome to FeelGooder, a site that aims to create daily to equip and inspire you in life—wherever it may take you.”
Health and Wellness
You’ve probably heard of these guys and have visited at least once to look up your symptoms before heading to the doctor. They’re much more than just a symptom-checker, though. You can find communities of people with long-term illnesses, tips to stay healthy, quizzes to check for different conditions, and more.
A great collection of resources on diseases and prevention, as well as current national health information and national health regulations. It also has job information and health news.
“Raising a child with type 1 diabetes to live life to the fullest”
A source of daily tips (life hacks) for making your life easier. It also has cool solutions to problems with efficiency you didn’t even know you had.
“Practical Tips for Productive Living”
Family and Relationships
The site’s tagline reads, “In-depth coverage of current social issues. Insights into the philosophical, moral and ethical values in society today—health care, science and environmental news and articles.” The page specific to family and relationships includes information about parenting, family communication, forgiveness, self-esteem, and other related topics.
“How to improve communication for more satisfying relationships”
“Increase your happiness and awesomeness”
“I would love for you to join me as I explore how we can consciously change for the better – both on an individual level and on a global scale.”
“Living happily ever after now”
“Enhancing creative expression and advanced personal development”
“My happiness project has convinced me that it’s possible to be happier by taking small, concrete steps in your daily life. In my book and on this daily blog, I write about what I’ve learned.”
“Creativity, Clarity, and Happiness”
“Be your best self, Live your best life”