Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. - 43.8 million, or 18.5% - experiences mental illness in a given year. Healthcare clinicians work in fast-paced, high stress environments where they often bear witness to some of the worst moments of humanity. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, sad or worse, you are not alone. Below are organizations that offer mental health support. Please reach out and get the help that you need.
The Code Green Campaign
The Code Green Campaign is a first responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization. Also known as Code Green, we serve all types of first responders, including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, police, corrections, air medical, and search & rescue. Our name is a combination of the color for mental health awareness (green), and from the “code alerts” that EMS uses to designate an emergency patient. The idea is that Code Green is calling a code alert on the mental health of first responders.
The Blurt Foundation
The Blurt Foundation exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. Being diagnosed can be overwhelming – there’s a lot to learn and plenty of prejudice to battle. Telling people is tough, and not everyone will understand. That’s why Blurt is here for you, whenever you need them, for anything at all.
Blurt will help you understand depression and what it means for you. Blurt will support you, listen to you and introduce you to people who’ve been where you are. Blurt will help you break down barriers and broach the subject with those closest to you.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.