Tools to Connect with Others

Social Support: Getting And Staying Connected

MHA's Inspire Community
An online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)'s Online Support Groups

Lyf App
Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It's the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won't degrade or bring you down.

Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. Find a warmline in your area at

IDONTMIND started a campaign to connect people who are practicing social distancing and encourage others to join in using the hashtag #JustCheckingIn on Instagram.

Bridge Club
Bridge Club is a community-led peer support group for women and gender non-conforming folks who are sober or interested in sobriety. A virtual Bridge Club is available and free to join.

This is a subreddit offering help and support for those feeling overwhelmed by the news on COVID19.

Online/Phone Meeting Resources for Substance Use Disorder
The Washington Area Intergroup Association has a list of online/phone meetings for individuals who are struggling with substance use and are unable to attend support group meetings at this time.

In The Rooms
In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues.

Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Gatherings are an hour long and take place weekly using Zoom (a free video conferencing service available for download on your computer or smartphone; allow extra time to install before joining your first meeting). You are welcome to join any meeting, although specified gatherings are intended to offer insight more tailored to the age of your child.
This is a calendar of online meetings at various different recovery-related websites.