7 Cups: Anonymous, free platform available 24/7 to speak with trained volunteers for emotional support.
Crisis Text Line: Free text line available 24/7 that connects someone in distress with a volunteer crisis counselor. Text HOME to 741741.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine: Free, peer-support service of trained volunteers who can provide local referrals and come up with tangible next steps. Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264 or email email@example.com.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free, confidential support available 24/7 for individuals in stress and for their loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (en español).
The Disappearing Girl, Lisa Machoian, EdD: A book for parents on understanding the emotional and social pressures that teenage girls often experience and helping them make healthy decisions and build resilience.
10 Podcasts About Mental Health | The Lily: A list of 10 podcasts about mental health topics from depression and anxiety to trauma that also includes interviews with the hosts about their motivation for speaking out.
Therapy for Black Girls Podcast | Therapy for Black Girls: A weekly podcast on a variety of topics related to mental health from Joy Harden Bradford, MA, PhD, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia; episodes include “Why Am I Grieving Someone I Didn’t Know?” and “What to Expect in Your First Session.”