Support and Organizations
If you’re currently experiencing a crisis and need someone to talk to, you can call or chat with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Visit Warmline to speak to a peer in recovery.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a resource for all things mental health. They offer local support groups as well as an annual fundraising walk.
Psychology Today offers an extensive database of psychiatrists, therapists, and support groups all around the United States, Canada, and the UK. You can filter by specialty including specific mental and physical illnesses and disabilities.
Suffering the Silence is dedicated to leveraging the power of art, media, and storytelling to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding the life experience of people living with chronic illnesses and disability.
The US Pain Foundation funds education, advocacy, research, and support groups for people living with chronic pain.
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) has been dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for women with chronic vulvar pain for more than 20 years. This is an area of healthcare and chronic pain that is underfunded and under-researched, affecting millions around the world.
The Center for Chronic Illness is based in Seattle and hosts free virtual support groups to anyone in the world.
Hyp-ACCESS develops and runs care access programs in the arts, medical advocacy, and somatics with a focus on Hypermobile / hypermobility-related conditions.
Literary Magazines, Publications, and Podcasts