An experience from The Jed Foundation. Powered by PINK.


An experience from The Jed Foundation. Powered by PINK.



This hub was designed to share tips, tools, and practices that help us take care of ourselves and each other. 

If stress, anxiety, fear, loneliness, or sadness are interfering with your ability to sleep, connect with friends or family members, or get things done, it’s time to reach out for help. Asking for support is a sign of strength, and it’s an important part of taking care of yourself.

Need to talk with someone now?

Text START to 741-741 for a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor any time of day.

Text or call 988 anytime or use the chat function at

If there is a medical emergency or you or someone else is unsafe, call 911 and tell them you are calling about a mental health crisis.

LGBTQ youth can also find support at:

The Trevor Project offers a national 24-hour, toll-free, confidential support line. If you’re feeling hopeless or struggling because of issues related to your sexuality, discrimination, or not being accepted by friends or family members, you can connect with a counselor via phone, chat, or text.

Find additional crisis and mental health support resources specific to who you are.

Get The Care You Need

If you are struggling with an experience, feelings, or a mental health condition—or if you just want someone to talk to about everything on your mind—therapists can be an amazing tool to help you grow emotionally stronger and learn coping tools you can use for the rest of your life.

There are lots of ways to find therapists, such as asking friends, family, or your primary care provider for recommendations; talking with counselors on campus; or using a search tool like Psychology Today’s provider directory. Here is a guide to finding the right therapist for you. You may also want to consider whether you’d like to find a therapist who shares your cultural background.

One challenge to getting mental health care is the cost and whether you have insurance. There are lots of ways to find affordable health care. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country provide mental health services, and many offer tele-counseling. They will help you even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Use the health center locator tool to search for a health center by address, state, or county.

Another good resource is the Open Path Collective, a nonprofit network of mental health providers in all 50 states and Canada that provides inclusive and deeply reduced-cost therapy.

More Resources

Visit JED’s Mental Health Resource Center for tips and tools to manage feelings like anxiety and sadness, navigate emotional challenges like breakups and other difficult transitions, and get information on mental health conditions. You’ll also find tools for self-care and ways to get help for yourself or a loved one.

Having a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. A few words of support can make all the difference. Check out these tools—from conversation guides to tips—that can help you help loved ones who may be struggling.