Mental Health Resources
I do my best to be a advocate for Mental Health awareness and support.
Please take care of yourself and check on your loved ones.
I have met some amazing people and have found some
wonderful communities and resources that I am happy to
share with anyone looking for support.
If you are in crisis and need immediate support or are a danger to yourself please make sure you are not alone. Consider calling the authorities if it is ever an emergency.
If you are in the US here are some crisis lines:
Crisis text line - text HOME to 741741
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/get-help
National suicide prevention chat - http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx
Trevor Project LGBTQA+ Lifeline call at 1-866-488-7386 Or text START to 678678
HeartSupport is an amazing community helping people tackle addiction, depression, suicide ideation and other adversity while growing stronger in their fight for mental health. They have workbooks, blogs, live streams, and so many other resources to help those in need. They also have an online forum where you can post anonymously to receive encouragement or give encouragement as a community.
You can check out their website here: https://heartsupport.com/
You can also text "AmandaRuthArt" to 1.512.647.2870 to reach out anonymously.
If you are a streamer, or any sort of content creator, please check out this amazing workbook by CaseyScreamsBack. Casey is one of the HeartSupport streamers and he created this extremely helpful book. It discusses the toll that streaming can take on our mental health. It talks about how to balance your mental health while striving to be a successful streamer. Please check out "You Are Not Your Stream"
You can check this book out here: You Are Not Your Stream
You can also check out his awesome podcast, "People Who Talk To Themselves", where he interviews wonderful streamers about different mental health, self-care, and creativity.
CheckPoint is a charity organiztaion that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community. Their missions are to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce stigma, and improve wellbeing in the community. They are passionate about using video games for positive wellbeing and resilience.
You can check out their website and resources here: https://checkpointorg.com/
You can also check out their Coping Companion Card Deck. I'm so honored to have 4 of my paintings included in this amazing card deck. It's such a great mental health resource.
You can check out the Coping Companion here: https://checkpointorg.com/coping-companion/
Mental Health Art
Every once in a while we take time on my live streams to talk about mental health. During some of our mental health focused streams I'll paint art inspired by either my own struggles and experience, or conversations with my friends about their journey. Or I'll do fan art from my favorite Mental Health inspired games. Here a few of my favorites. You can join us on twitch if you ever wanna talk it out. We get it. Twitch.tv/amandaruthart