Running is not a replacement for therapy and/or other means of professional help. Here is a list of mental health resources I consolidated.
You can learn more about mental health on the following sites:
- Mental Health Guide for Runners prepared by Rachel Tambling, PhD, LMFT
- The National Institute on Mental Health
- Mental Health – CDC
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
NAMI Help Line – The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
Monthly Spousal Support Groups – I co-facilitate a monthly virtual support group for spouses of someone with a mental health condition through NAMI Keystone PA. The support group sessions are free and completely confidential. If you have interest in joining or learning about other support groups that NAMI has to offer, you can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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