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ONLINE SUPPORT

NAMI’s online communities for all family members:
http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=communities

StrengthofUs is an online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support and to build connections for those navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in the transition-age years.  StrengthofUs provides opportunities for you to connect with your peers and offer support, encouragement and advice and share your real world experiences, personal stories, creativity, resources and ultimately, a little bit of your wonderful and unique self. It is a user-generated and user-driven community; so basically it’s whatever you make it. Everything here has been developed and created by and for young adults with you specifically in mind…because we think you’re worth it! We hope every time you visit, you find hope, encouragement, support and most of all, the strength to live your dreams and goals.
http://www.strengthofus.org/

Whatadifference – this site is here for people living with mental illness —and their friends. You’ll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference. http://www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov/

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation online support groups
http://www.bpkids.org/connect/support-groups

If you live with depression or bipolar disorder —or are simply seeking inspiration and support for living a full, healthy and happy life—the Facing Us Clubhouse is your online home for wellness. The Facing Us Clubhouse is a program brought to you by The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): https://www.facingus.org/

Suicide Attempt Survivors Group, A Community for People who Survived a Suicide Attempt. This is a place for all of those whose suicide attempt was not completed. It is a safe place to share our thoughts and feelings about our personal struggles, challenges, and successes We can talk freely about why we attempted suicide without being afraid. http://attemptsurvivors.com/about/

Survivor Support Groups that solely focus on the survivor PTSD experience and help members learn to cope with, manage and strategize the recovery process. Caregiver Support Groups that allow PTSD caregivers to learn more about PTSD, plus how to communicate and support PTSD loved ones while managing the difficulties of the caregiver experience. For more information about survivor or caregiver support groups: http://www.healmyptsd.com/support-group

My Invisible Disabilities Community, this network is for people living with chronic illness, pain, injuries and/or disabilities, as well as their friends and family: http://www.myida.org/myinvisibledisabilitiescommunity.htm

An Online Support Group is the place to share your experiences, your feelings and wisdom. A comfort zone for people dealing with the same health challenges. http://www.mdjunction.com/support-groups/alphabetically/

This site is not pro-self-injury. Neither is it anti-self-injury. It is a place where people are meant to feel able to express themselves without censure.
http://self-injury.net/

Peer View Mirror, a global mental health community, a social network dedicated to connecting individuals and families affected by mental illness. http://peerviewmirror.net/login.php

Daily Strength, Free anonymous support from people like you:
http://dailystrength.org/support-groups

Find the Light, Focusing on Mood Disorders, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse
http://www.findthelight.net/

Forums at Psych Central:
http://forums.psychcentral.com/

Google Directory, Support Groups – Mental Health:
http://www.google.com/Top/Health/Support_Groups/Mental_Health/