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.




Anxiety
Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities and licensed professional counselors can help.


Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and licensed professional counselors can help.
 
 
 
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.



Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural reaction to loss or change. ACA offers these resources for counselors and the public to aid in the processing of grief and loss.


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.



LGBTQ
ACA is proud to offer these resources for counselor serving members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Self-Care
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.



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



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



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.



Other Mental Health Resources
Counselors in many specialty areas help clients achieve their fullest potential in many ways throughout a lifetime. The American Counseling Association is here to help you reach your full potential as a counselor with resources to help with a variety of clients.


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