“The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.” - Luc de Clapiers
SAMHSA - the site provides information about the different kinds of traumatic events that can impact the behavioral health of individuals, their families, and the local community. The SAMHSA also offers information on their efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) - the largest supporter of the world's research on drug use and addiction and addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) - a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and related disorders while also providing current treatment, research information, and access to free resources and support.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - provides 24/7, free and confidential support for individuals in distress along with prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255 if you are an immediate crisis and need to speak with someone immediately.
MHA of Central Carolinas - an organization driven to improve and enhance Charlotte Metro area mental health services' delivery system through a variety of programs.
NAMI Charlotte - works to protect the dignity of and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families in the Charlotte Metro area living with the effects of severe and persistent mental health conditions.
NAMI - the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country dedicated to creating better lives for the millions of individuals affected by mental illness in America.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future acts of violence, victimization, mental and physical health.
RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) - The National Sexual Assault Hotline is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Give them a call at 800.656.4673 for 24/7 confidential assistance.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective - Non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals who provide reduced rate mental health services to individuals, couples, children, and families.
The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group (CTHCG) - a multi-disciplinary group of licensed medical and mental health providers who work with gender-diverse individuals of all ages in the Charlotte and surrounding area in a welcoming judgment free environment.
Transcend Charlotte - works to create a safe space for transgender & LGBTQ adults in need of services such as free clothing, support groups, and other resources to help you on your journey.
Rosedale Medical - specializes in infectious disease diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, mental health, etc. along with primary care and pharmacy services.
GLAAD - works diligently using avenues such as entertainment, news, and digital media to share compelling stories from the LGBTQ community that move the world toward acceptance. Click here to reveal their resource list.
Human Rights Campaign - a grassroots movement of millions of inspiring members and supporters standing together for LGBTQ individuals and groups.
Ballantyne Family Medicine - providers of quality healthcare in the Charlotte NC community and recognized (locally and nationally) for providing exceptional care, service, and community leadership.
MyPronouns - A practical resource to help you understand why and how to use pronouns someones goes by. The site is dedicated to education and the inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.
Trans Student Educational Resources - The Gender Unicorn provides an easy illustration to help explain gender identity, gender expression, sex at birth, physical attraction and emotional attraction to those you love.
Inclusive Faith Communities in Charlotte Metro Area - A list of faith communities in the area who are LGBTQ affirming and allies.
Calm - "We help people to relax, meditate and sleep." Voted best 2017 Apple App of the Year and 2018 Google Play Editors' Choice.
Headspace - "Meditation made simple" an app to help individuals learn to meditate and live mindfully on a daily basis.
Day One - A simple way to journal via your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Connect with your thoughts via this elegant journaling interface.
The Science of Well-Being - overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to learn what psychological research says about what makes individuals happy but also to put these strategies into practice.
Mindful.org - a web site/organization devoted to connecting individuals who wants to explore mindfulness.
Meditation - helpful article from the New York Times on the basics and benefits of meditation.