RESOURCES

The following is an in-progress list of organizations, hotlines, & online support spaces primarily located in the United States. These resources are intended to help and support folks with Disabilities, survivors, folks struggling with mental health issues, as well as those struggling with substance misuse and addiction. Several of these resources are specific to the LGBTQIA community. Nat. Brut does not endorse any of these organizations or resources; they are listed here for you to determine whether or not they are appropriate for your situation.


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DISABILITY JUSTICE

Disability Justice | a working draft by Patty Berne

  • "This burgeoning framework has ten (10) principles, each offering new opportunities for movement builders."

Forced Intimacy: An Ableist Norm | by Mia Mingus

  • "'Forced Intimacy' is a term [that] refer[s] to the common, daily experience of disabled people being expected to share personal parts of ourselves to survive in an ableist world."

10 principles of Disability Justice | by Sins Invalid

  • "Intersectional, Anti-Capitalist Cross-Movement Organizing"

DISABILITY + GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS

The Icarus Project | Support Network

  • "A support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness."

Poor Magazine | Non-profit

  • "A grassroots poor people led non-profit arts organization in San Francisco, California and part of the greater indigenous and poor peoples led movements around the world."

Sins Invalid | Performance Project

  • "Performance art group that focuses on the stories and experiences of queer, disabled people of color."

The Harriet Tubman Collective | Collective

  • "Disability Solidarity: Completing the 'Vision for Black Lives'"

DISABILITY: EVENTS + ACCESSIBILITY

How To Be An Ally To Sick People | Article | Autistic Hoya

  • "How to support folks who deal with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, lupus, arthritis, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other physical conditions that are not always immediately noticeable. "

10 Ways To Avoid Everyday Ableism | Article | Everyday Feminism

  • "Examples of how to be courteous to people with visible physical disabilities and mobility impairments."

4 Ways To Be An Ally To People With Invisible Disabilities | Article | Everyday Feminism

  • "Combating learned ableism in our everyday lives and through our interpersonal relationships."

3 Steps To Organizing A Scent Free Space | Article | Dual Power Productions

  • "Want to make your event accessible to people with chemical and fragrance sensitivities? Here are three steps to making that happen."

BOOKS, ESSAYS, + INTERVIEWS ON DISABILITY

Disability in an Ableist World  | Article | Autistic Hoya

  • "In order to fully understand disability and the disabled experience . . . it is imperative to both examine and challenge the common rhetorical and discursive constructions that posit disabled people as the Other and disability as a pathology . . . "

Trans Man of Color with a Disability | Article | Poor Magazine

  • An interview with Kay Ulanday Barrett

4 Ways To Be An Ally To People With Invisible Disabilities | Article | Everyday Feminism

  • "Combating learned ableism in our everyday lives and through our interpersonal relationships."

Accessing Intimacy: the Missing Link | Article | by Mia Mingus

  • " . . . as a physically disabled woman, there is another kind of intimacy I have been struggling to name and describe, what I have been calling 'access intimacy.'"

Heal Pelvic Pain | Book | by Amy Stein

  • "Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever."

DISABILITY: INDIVIDUALS

SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND ADDICTION RESOURCES

SMART Recovery | Substance abuse

  • "SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups."

Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous | Alcohol abuse

  • "GaL-AA (Gays and Lesbians in AA) was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship."

Alcoholics Anonymous | Alcohol abuse

  • "Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.​​"

Narcotics Anonymous | Drug abuse

  • "NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using."

Marijuana Anonymous | Drug abuse

  • "Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction."

Eating Disorders Anonymous | Disordered eating

  • "Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders."

Overeaters Anonymous | Disordered eating

  • "No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — we have a solution."

Women for Sobriety | Substance abuse

  • "Women for Sobriety, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women discover an abstinent New Life. It is the first self-help recovery program based on the unique emotional needs of women."

LGBT and Gay-Friendly Rehabs | Online resource

  • "Rates of substance abuse and addiction are higher among people on the LGBTQ spectrum than in other sectors of society. Thankfully, there are a number of facilities that offer services that are customized to meet the very special challenges people in this demographic face as they attempt to get sober. The best ones offer assistance with issues of abuse, trauma, stigmatization, violence, and harassment. They also connect people with peers who can understand them intimately."

​DrugRehab.com | Drug abuse/addiction care

  • "Many individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction or eating disorders may also be battling co-occuring disorders such as depression, anxiety or personality disorders. Our expert staff is equipped to treat co-occuring disorders as well."

RESOURCES FOR THE NEURODIVERSE

National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • "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."

  • Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

Rest for Resistance

  • "Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons. We also seek to create healing space for LGBTQIA+ individuals, namely trans & queer people of color, as well as other stigmatized groups such as sex workers, immigrants, persons with physical and/or mental disabilities, and those living at the intersections of all of the above."

Half of Us

  • "Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help."

Erika's Lighthouse

  • "We educate school communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health."

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America

  • "Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America improves lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration and advocacy."

The Tribe

  • "Peer-to-peer support group for those facing daily thoughts and compulsions from an obsessive compulsive disorder."

Affordable Therapy Alternatives (The Greatist)

  • "Sure, pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of free or affordable mental health care out there designed to help you with just about every issue, whether that’s kicking an addiction, managing your emotions, finding a group of like-minded peers, or recovering from trauma."

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Directory

  • “This resource includes queer and trans mental health practitioners of color across the US. We are happy to provide this crucial resource for our community."

Tessera Collective

  • “Tessera Collective empowers women and girls of color in their mental health through education, community/peer to peer support, and creative expression. We enable women of color to speak openly about their experiences with their mental health, free of the societal and cultural stigmas that surround mental illness.”

Therapy for Black Girls

  • “Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. I developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.”

National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health

  • “The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health is proud to be a key component of the transformation of lives and the mental health system but could not achieve these goals without the tremendous effort of community mental health care providers, government agencies, educational institutions, private industry, non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, and family members.”

 

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

  • “The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. NAAPIMHA’s mission is to promote the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.”

RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

  • "We are a spiritual, self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions as borrowed from AA, along with some SIA Slogans and the Serenity Prayer. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of child sexual abuse, and you want to recover. There are no dues or fees."

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

  • "RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization."

  • Crisis center locator

Safe Horizon

  • "Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence."

Anti-Violence Project

  • "AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy."

The Network/La Red

  • "The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services."

Anti-Violence Project

  • "AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy."

1in6

  • "The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives."

FORGE

  • "FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Our work is rooted in two foundational principles: Being trauma-informed and empowerment-focused in all the work we do both with survivors and with victim service professionals."

The Breathe Network

  • "We offer innovative healing support to survivors of sexual violence, share audio trainings and blogs on trauma healing, and promote complementary national resources."

OTHER RESOURCES + COMMUNITIES

Resources for Chronic Fatigue | Stanford Medicine

  • "The following are resources for ME/CFS patients."

Corpus Ritual - Jennifer Patterson | herbalist, trauma, and grief worker

  • "Most of my work has been directly in service to and with survivors of sexual violence, in particular queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors....A queer and trans affirming, trauma-informed herbalist & Breathworker, I offer sliding scale care as a practitioner with The Breathe Network as well as through my own practice."

r/stopdrinking | subreddit

  • "This subreddit is a place to motivate each other to control or stop drinking. We welcome anyone who wishes to join in by asking for advice, sharing our experiences and stories, or just encouraging someone who is trying to quit or cut down."

Co-Dependents Anonymous | Support group

  • "Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships."

Al-Anon | Friends and family of substance abusers

  • "Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help."

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families | Support group

  • "The term “adult child” is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect. The group includes adults raised in homes without the presence of alcohol or drugs. These ACA members have the trademark presence of abuse, shame, and abandonment found in alcoholic homes."

HOME | podcast

  • "A show that takes up the big questions of life through the lens of addiction recovery. We explore relationships, life, love, and the benefits of sobriety."

Mental Illness Happy Hour | podcast

  • "The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking."

Queer Sobriety Support | tumblr

  • "QSS is a safe space for queer and/or trans folks thinking about sobriety, struggling with sobriety, or otherwise looking for comfort, community, and resources." Note: This page may no longer be active.

Queering Sexual Violence | anthology

  • "Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional “violence against women” framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. "

LoveWITHAccountability | forum

  • "Created by CSA survivor, rape survivor, and award-winning filmmaker/ cultural worker Aishah Shahidah Simmons, #LoveWITHAccountability examines how accountability is a powerful and necessary form of love needed to address child sexual abuse. (CSA)."

Mirror Memoirs | oral history project

  • "Mirror Memoirs is an oral history project centering the narratives, healing and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse."

CRISIS HOTLINES

Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources

"Mental Health hotline numbers for everything from alcohol treatment to panic disorder. Also National Alliance on Mental Illness -state affiliate phone list."

The Trevor Project

"Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now." 

  • 866-488-7386

  • Text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200

  • Chat online

Trans Lifeline 

"Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people"

  • 877-565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Line

"The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals." 

  • 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

"Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis."

  • ​Text 741741

Mental Health Peer-Run Warmline

"The Peer-Run Warm Line, a non-emergency resource for anyone seeking support, serving our community 7 days-a-week. The Warm Line provides assistance via phone and web chat to people who need to reach out when having a hard time.  We offer emotional support and information about mental health resources."

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

"The hotline connects you with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area."

  • 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

"Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship."

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

The Network/La Red

  • "The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services."

  • Voice: 617-742-4911

  • Toll-Free: 800-832-1901

  • TTY: 617-227-4911

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline

  • "SAMHSA’s National Helpline, also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information."

  • 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

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