People helping people. Online support groups for your health and mental health challenges.
Provides comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. They have an active mental health social network for support, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, a live mental health tv and radio show, unique tools like a "mood journal" and more.
500+ communities of people facing similar life challenges, medical conditions, and mental health issues. Find people who understand exactly what you're going through. Online Support Groups for everything from OCD, back pain, bereavement, cancer, coming out, healthy eating, healthy sex and many more.
Web MD Communities
Mental Health America
A helpful list of resources and support groups.
Hundreds of mini online support and discussion groups related to health, mental health, parenting, aging, disabilities and more.
Create your own blog, chat live 24/7, enjoy the arcade and photo gallery. This is a virtual support community for those who feel isolated and misunderstood, providing a safe, supportive, secure environment. There are four main boards - 1) Support Board contains forums for a wide variety of mental disorders, mutual support and information is given.
2) General Board includes forums for general topics such as current events, politics, pets and a place for artistic expression such as poems, short stories, art and photography.
3) Entertainment Board emphasizes the therapeutic use of humor. Its forums consist of music/theater trivia, jokes, game arcade and a lounge for downright silliness.
4) Administration Board. This is where announcements are made, a place for community feedback and a technical help desk.
Mental Health Forum.net
They aim to be the friendliest place on the web to discuss mental health issues. Whether you are experiencing psychological distress, are a friend, partner or relative of someone who is experiencing mental health issues, or if you work in the mental health field – you are most welcome here.
Ask a therapist for free advice. Take quizzes. Join their safe & secure self-help support forums with more than 400,000 people like you.
Your Life Your Voice
Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, depressed, or just need someone to talk to. Most importantly, they genuinely care and want to help! YourLifeYourVoice.org is part of The Boys Town National Hotline.
Online and text counseling. $28-$40/week. BetterHelp changes the way people get help to conquer life's challenges. Facing obstacles alone can be daunting. Support and guidance from a professional counselor has been shown to make big changes. BetterHelp enables anyone to have convenient, discreet, and affordable access to professional help.
Unlimited Text Message Therapy $12-$49/week. A professional licensed therapist is waiting to chat with you right now, and help you make a real difference in your life. You can message your therapist anytime and anywhere, from your smartphone or the web, 100% safe and secure.
The Blue Board
An online forum for people suffering from depression or anxiety, their friends and caregivers, and for those who are concerned that they may have depression or anxiety and want some support. We want you to know you are not alone!
Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. People who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.
Recovery International offers a cognitive behavioral training method developed by the late neuro psychiatrist Dr. Abraham A. Low. For over 75 years this method has helped members learn to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms. RI meetings offer: Reassurance and fellowship through meeting friendly people with similar problems who have found a way to live happier, healthier lives. A safe place to express your feelings without being judged. Support and acceptance that may be lacking at home, work or school. Self-help through learning and practicing a simple set of living skills which encourage and improve personal growth. Suggested donation, $4.
7 Cups of Tea
7 Cups of Tea is a unique community of thousands of trained active listeners, ready and willing to chat with you about any anxiety help you might need. You also have the option of anonymous chat with a therapist for online therapy for free counseling online. "Connect to a Listener" to join our anxiety chat right away!
Panic and Anxiety Connection (PAC)
PAC is an email based peer-lead support group for anyone with anxiety or depression disorders. The goal of PAC is to help our members apply the skills learned in therapy, learn and practice relaxation techniques, become more knowledgeable about our disorders and set and accomplish goals. We strive to aid members to discover that they can help themselves reach recovery. Most telling about PAC is our goal that no one should have to feel alone or without hope or friendship as a result of our disorders. We strive to provide these tools in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental manner.
MD Junction Panic Attacks Online Support
MD Junction Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Online Support
Free anxiety support community
The Calm Clinic
An informational site to start managing your anxiety. Strategies for coping, relaxation techniques and more.
HealthfulChat is an anxiety chat room, anxiety forums, and anxiety social network. HealthfulChat is a friendly, supportive portion of the web site where you can befriend others living with the sometimes crippling world of anxiety. From social anxiety to generalized anxiety disorder and all in between.
Social Anxiety Support
Learn about social anxiety, treatment options, and join the community for people with social phobia to communicate with each other. Ask a question, share your advice, make friends, or just vent.
Social Anxiety Network
Live chat, anxiety Q &A, support groups, media sharing, blogs.
Heal Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety Anonymous is a modified 12 Step recovery program for people with Social Phobia and related problems like Social Anxiety Disorder. The Social Anxiety Anonymous program is a path to overcoming these problems. It is completely free and widely distributed.
The Anxiety Zone
Forum and chat rooms.
A friendly member based community support hub for anxiety, panic, depression and related disorders. Forums, chatrooms, blogs, and more.
Online forums, chat, blogs, groups
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (OCD)
Their mission is to help all individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. They work to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. Find help, learn more and get involved.
Peace of Mind (OCD)
The Peace of Mind Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the quality of life of OCD sufferers and caregivers through education, research, support, and advocacy. Founded by the Linda and Jim McIngvale family at the request of their daughter Elizabeth, 100% of all outside donations received support the Foundation's mission.
Beyond OCD's mission is to ensure that all people affected by OCD, anxiety, and related disorders have access to the help they need to live life to its fullest potential. Informational guides, lists of support groups and more.
Promotes a goal-focused approach to surviving anxiety, and encourage our members to discuss their specific goals as well as their successes and failures. Panic Survivor maintains an open mind toward the treatment choices of its members, and does not attempt to replace or replicate professional treatment. Panic survivor does NOT endorse or condemn any specific treatment choice. Online support forum.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, since 1999. Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through online support group. They believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to join and is safely moderated by a diverse group of survivors. This is a truly supportive, caring community.
After the Silence
After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence. After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private,
Online forum for support from peers.
PTSD support forum, article and information.
National Center for PTSD
US Department of Veteran Affairs provides a helpful list of peer support groups for veterans, friends and family.
PTSD Warrior Groups
Warrior Groups are fellowships for combat veterans and their families to share their experiences, testimonies of healing, compassion and hope in overcoming the invisible wounds of war. Participants are required to be military combat veterans or family members of those who have served in combat and be willing to face the challenges of managing post-traumatic stress and related conditions. The meetings are primarily in Texas but anyone can start a group anywhere.
This is not a treatment program, but rather a peer coaching and support program whose primary purpose is helping combat veterans find healing, balance and positive re-integration with their families and in society.
Love Our Vets PTSD
Excellent, long list of peer support groups for Vets.
Make the Connection PTSD
Inspiring videos and more, from Make the Connection which helps Veterans recognize there are people out there like them who are going through similar experiences. Veterans and their families are encouraged to "make the connection"— with information and resources, with the strength and resilience of Veterans like themselves, with other people, and with available sources of support including mental health treatments.
Online community providing help and support to anyone suffering from emetophobia (fear of being sick/ vomiting).
Web MD Anxiety Support & Resources
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Provides education, multiple wellness options, and peer support.
The Balanced Mind Parent Network Support Group
A program of DBSA. $5-$25/month. A safe haven of ideas, support and information.
Members Receive: Unlimited 24/7 Support Network Membership, Interactive Forum Q&A, A Roadmap For Family Balance.
Depression Recovery Groups
About Depression Forum
Postpartum Depression & Mood Disorders Support Group
Online support group for women who are experiencing mood disorders after giving birth or adopting a baby, or had past experience with these issues, as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health.
An online support community for people with depression. Information and peer support with like-minded people who communicate and connect via chatrooms and forums.
Beating the beast: An online depression support community
People describe their first doctor's visit and how they were thinking and feeling at that time. In the main support forum there are many interesting discussions, covering the various struggles encountered when depressed. Everybody is very friendly and supportive. Ask questions, people will share their knowledge and personal experiences. This is a depression self help group formed by depression suffers, for depression sufferers.
Our mission is to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative in a caring, safe environment for our members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery. Live chat, blogs and more.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors
A support forum for people in crisis.
A depression chat forum featuring a chat room and information on depression, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder manic depression, and treatments for depression. Mixed Nuts is a haven for people who suffer from depression and need to be with others who understand the problems associated with depression.
Take This Life and Improve It
The depression forum is not a substitute for professional help. However, you may find that sharing your experience and connecting with others makes you feel better. Our members come from many different countries and are many different ages, each with different circumstances. As alone as you may feel, chances are that somebody else at the depression forum can identify with whatever you are going through.
Everyday solutions created by Everyday Health. Educational information about food, medication, healthy living for men, women & seniors.
A thriving support community of information, resources, and support. Full access to the forums and chat rooms. Over 160,500 members.
Dealing with a medical condition is often difficult. Connecting with others who are going through the same thing can make a world of difference. HealthBoards.com is where you can make those connections. HealthBoards provides a unique one-stop support group community offering over 200 message boards on various diseases, conditions, and health topics. The HealthBoards community is one of the largest and most dynamic on the Web, with over 10 million monthly visitors, 850,000 registered members, and over 4.5 million messages posted. HealthBoards was rated as one of the top 20 health information websites by Consumer Reports Health WebWatch.
Natural Medicine Talk
NatMedTalk.com is a discussion forum for those seeking health and longevity through natural foods, supplements and lifestyle.
Medical help communities and ask a doctor forums.
Other therapy resources.