Health and Wellness
Resources for Adults

Disclaimer

This list is designed for informational purposes only and the resources provided should not be considered to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content presented here is not meant to replace the advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment of your medical or healthcare professional.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control

  • A-Z index allows you to look information about every kind of health concern
  • Also includes tools such as a BMI calculator and several different ways to get health information via mobile apps, podcasts and blogs

HealthFinder.gov

Medline Plus

  • “National Institutes of Health’s site for patients and their families and friends, produced by the National Library of Medicine”
  • Browse resources by topic, find out information about drugs & supplements or explore “videos & cool tools

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Health Information

USA.gov – Health and Nutrition

  • The official portal of the U.S. government
  • Lists and links to government resources relating to various health topics

U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices

  • Website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Provides access to multiple useful resources including resources relating to families and prevention

Counseling Connection: e-Counseling

  • Based out of Knoxville, TN, this group provides online counseling available via video or teleconference
  • Counseling available for a variety of issues and approaches
  • Includes career and educational counseling

Open Directory Project

    • Global directory maintained by volunteers, the open directory project seeks to create the largest most comprehensive human-edited directory on the web
    • The following resources may provide links to useful resources, advice, and access to mental health professionals:

Choose My Plate

Food Insight

  • From the International Food Information Council Foundation
  • “provides food safety, nutrition and healthful eating information to help you make good and safe choices”
  • Provides ample helpful information about understanding food, nutrition and how that affects overall health

USA.gov – Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Resources from the US government
  • Topics covered include healthy eating, eating on a budget, and fitness

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resources

  • Resource website created by Destination Hope, a treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Provides introductory information to various types of drug and alcohol addiction
  • Also provides links to information about treatment, prevention and other external resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • From the NIDA, the National Institutes of Health’s agency dedicated to research in drug abuse and addiction and disseminating information resulting from that research
  • Includes information for every age group, for patients and families, as well as information in Spanish (en Español)

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

  • Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America
  • Find help and treatment for addiction near you using this locator tool

HealthCare.gov

  • Information about the upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace created as a result of the Affordable Care Act
  • Get help with understanding and enrolling or use this tool to Find Local Help
  • Topics covered include information for businesses, individuals, young adults, rights and protections, and prevention

HealthFinder.gov – Health Care Reform

  • Provides an introduction to health care reform as well as resources to answer your more particular questions

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • HRSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to “improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable
  • Health care and insurance information, especially for individuals in under-served or rural areas

The Kinsey Institute

  • Website from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University which “works towards advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide.”
  • Provides links and information on every topic related to human sexuality and sexual health

Planned Parenthood

  • Provides resources, information and care concerning sexual and reproductive health
  • Health Info & Services section provides information concerning several topics related to sexual and reproductive health

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

National Institute of Mental Health

  • Another agency from the National Institutes of Health, this time dedicated to researching, understanding and treating mental illness

Mental Health Treatment Services Locator

  • Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America
  • Find help and treatment for mental health issues near you using this locator tool

Psych Central

  • “The Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network”
  • Provides links to a huge number of resources concerning every topic in mental health
  • Not every link provided on this site works, but it nonetheless provides access to a huge number of resources and at the very least provides general information about common mental illnesses, and is therefore still worth perusing despite having several dead links

Hotlines

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

  • Toll free, 24-hour, confidential hotline
  • Connects caller to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

  • Toll free, 24-hour, confidential hotline
  • Connects caller to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill: 1-800-950-6264

  • Toll-free, confidential hotline
  • Operates Monday-Friday 10am-6pm EST

Online Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • The AFSP is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes”
  • Resources to help understand, prevent and cope with suicide and well as advocate and affect public policy regarding suicide

Depression Forums

  • Supportive forums that offer a place for members to discuss depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medication, therapy, and recovery

National Alliance of Mental Illness

  • Grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families
  • Has affiliates in every state
  • Stories, news articles, resources, events and discussion groups

The Trevor Project

  • “The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24”
  • Resources give information about training and teach about warning signs, risk factors, facts about suicide and how you can help prevent suicide