it’s okay to not be okay; digital mental health toolkits

Mohamed Eltayeb

 It’s okay not to be okay. As we surpass the one-year marker for the beginning of the pandemic, it might feel that the tunnel of the pandemic seems eternal. Or that the economic hardships and global political unrest will continue to weigh over our shoulders continuously. Or it could be that you don’t understand why you’re feeling the way you are feeling. Whatever the trials and tribulations you may be feeling, it’s important to know that you are not alone and that it is okay not to be okay. 

This digital toolkit provides support to individuals who may have difficulty accessing the resources they need when they need aid. (Some of these resources may not be accessible due to location). Here at 20/20 Vision, we believe that in order to overcome the stigma of mental illness, safe spaces need to be created so that conversations about mental health can be fostered. As a global media platform, our creative content connects individuals worldwide; if you have any suggestions for any additional resources, please contact us at


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.

Mental Health Resources (MHR)

This nonprofit provides community-based mental health services to adults, especially those suffering medical, social or substance-related comorbidities.

American Psychiatry Association (APA)

The American Psychiatry Association is the largest professional membership organization of psychiatrists in the world. The APA website hosts “Let’s Talk Facts” brochures on a range of illnesses, professional resources for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and medical students. It publishes up-to-date news, research, government policies and developments in psychiatry.

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America is a leading community-based U.S. nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting overall mental health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

A leading federal agency for research on mental disorders and the largest scientific organization dedicated to studies focused on the understanding, treatment and prevent of mental illness.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

A non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives before they are taken. The organization has created educational programs to help those that are suffering and implement guides on how to prevent suicide.

The Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit devoted to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Lack of awareness and the stigma associated with mental illness prevents the treatment of many children and teens.

Active Minds

Active Minds aims to make students aware of mental health issues, provide information and resources about mental health and mental illness, and encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed. The chapters offer students training and leadership opportunities as well as serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community. 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 

A peer-directed national organization that focuses on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA offers wellness-oriented, peer-based, and empowering services and resources to those in need.

The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

A nonprofit organization that is committed to the prevention and treatment of anxiety and, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders.

GLBT National Help Center

The GLBT National Help Center runs this website, which contains more than 15,000 GLBT resources and offers tools for users to find local community centers, youth groups and support resources.



On-demand support program that guides users in addressing low-acuity mental health care needs, such as mild depression or anxiety, through secure texting with trained coaches supervised by therapists and supported by artificial intelligence.


 Online and mobile therapy company, users have access to licensed therapists through the website or mobile app on iOS and Android.


Platform that features live video conversations with certified therapists.


The app also helps you understand your medications and therapy better. It assists in identifying what treatment strategies are working best so you can gain a better understanding of how to improve your symptoms.


App that is meant to help people who are dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. The app recommends “missions” based on how the user is feeling.


Provides users with cognitive behavioral therapy tools. They teach mindfulness skills and provide mood and health tracking tools that can be used to improve mental and physical health. 


A meditation app that can help you learn how to live mindfully.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Mental Health in Adolescents

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health offers information about adolescent mental health across states, adolescent mental health disorders and access to care.

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is an organization committed to the mental and emotional health of college students and preventing suicide among this population. The foundation runs several free online self-assessment and resource programs for students and campuses. It offers training tools for campus professionals to improve their mental health services for students.

U.S. Government — Youth Mental Health

This is a hub of government information about youth mental health issues, including substance abuse, LGBT issues, bullying and homelessness.


A project of the Jed Foundation that provides a free, confidential online resource about emotional health to more than 1,500 colleges and universities.

UCLA — Center for Mental Health in Schools and Student Learning Support

The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools created the School Mental Health Project, an online collection of tools, research, publications and resources for school practitioners and professionals.

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