Mental Health Resources


ACA members—and all professional counselors—are prepared to assist anyone in need of mental health support. To help all professional counselors in their important work, the American Counseling Association offers an array of free resources.

Trauma and Disaster
Both natural and human-generated disasters, which are associated with destruction as well as loss of loved ones and irreplaceable belongings, often overwhelm one's normal coping capacity.

Gun Violence
Counselors know that each individual reacts to trauma in their own unique way. Some may need support immediately after an event; some may need the support at a future point in time.

Forced Family Separation at the U.S. Borders
The forced separation of families at U.S. borders is has created a crushing emotional crisis for thousands of families and family members.

Suicide Prevention
If you—or a family member or friend—are having thoughts about suicide, resources are available to help. 

The work counselors do, while very important and rewarding, can also be stressful. Self-care is an essential tool that can help in dealing with stress.

Substance-Use Disorders and Addiction
Find resources for counselors helping clients working to recover from substance-use disorders and addiction.

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