I created this "question" as a resource that we can link to when self-help questions are posted. This is a work in progress. Feel free to edit this question (or its title) or provide an answer.

Do not discuss this question in comments or answers on this page. I want to keep this resource free of clutter. You can discuss this question here: Link list for self-help questions?

To do:

  • write a short introduction about the purpose of this resource
  • *write a general "tutorial" on how to go about finding help, if the country is not listed below

Finding Help


Resources by Country

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Deutschland / Germany

Psychologische Beratung

Psychologische Beratung hilft bei der Bewältigung von Lebensproblemen psychisch gesunder Menschen.


Psychotherapie hilft bei psychischen Erkrankungen, psychischen Folgen körperlicher Erkrankungen und Problemen der Lebensführung.

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  • Just because it's for Germany doesn't mean it should be in German. – Bleeding Fingers Feb 8 '14 at 17:53
  • Just cuz cogsci.SE is in English doesn't mean the specifically German resources should be ;) – Nick Stauner Feb 8 '14 at 18:41
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    Translating what little text there is would lead to an ungainly mix of English text with German organizational names. – user3116 Feb 8 '14 at 18:47

USA resources

The Psychologist Locator, a service of the American Psychological Association Practice Organization

The Psychologist Locator makes it easy for you to find practicing psychologists in your local area. Psychologists are trained to help people deal effectively with many of life's problems and can help improve physical and mental health for you and your family. The Psychologist Locator lets you consider many factors in searching for psychologists, including their areas of specialization, gender, insurance accepted, languages spoken and much more.


An online resource featuring psychology-related content across a broad range of healthcare topics and a database of 10,500 licensed credentialed psychologists.

FindaPsychologist.org is a project of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit dedicated to identifying qualified health service psychologists and providing healthcare consumers access to psychologists who meet credentialing quality standards.


Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The therapists are Members of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT Members have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics...Therapist Locator will provide you with information about a range of problems facing today's families, and help you search for a qualified family therapist in your area.

WebMD Physician Directory
Top Specialties [include the following relevant specialties (cf. Physician specialist glossary):]

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinologist
  • Family Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pain Management Doctor
  • Pediatrician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Sleep Specialist


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Leonard Holmes' Finding a Therapist in your Hometown

Toll-Free Self Help Telephone Numbers

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General online resources


Befrienders Worldwide helplines

Hopeline's online chat support resources:

  • IMAlive
    • "The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention."
  • 7 Cups of Tea
    • "An on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through this network."

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science's Advanced Search page

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation's Find a Therapist page


Kendra Cherry's articles on online therapy:

Leonard Holmes' articles on online therapy:

International Society for Mental Health Online


From the welcome page:

We're here to give you relevant, objective information about mental health, psychology and relationship issues. By having such information, you become an empowered individual who can then make better informed decisions about your treatment and personal recovery (or that of a loved one or friend). We also provide a lot of information about the basics of psychology, because self-knowledge is one of the most important things you can do to help yourself in life.

...This website is run by ordinary mental health professionals...the information we're providing is there because of our expertise.

We've been doing this for over 19 years -- yes, long before Google and WebMD were around. And we hope to be doing this for many years to come, because there will always be people who need the kind of independent, objective information we provide.


This is a comprehensive, independent consumer guide to the psychotherapists and counselors who provide services over the Internet. This guide is compiled by consumers, for consumers.

This directory gives you data about each therapists credentials, fees, payment options, services offered, and other relevant facts. But you must actually visit the therapists site for complete information about their services.

Online Suicide Help wikispace

Can't talk on the phone, and seeking alternative help for emotional crisis? Find e-mental health services (live chat, texting, email, forums, social media, Skype, apps, videos, and more).

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