Emotional and Mental Health Resources for JM Families

Getting Help

There are resources available for mental health care though it can take awhile to research them, access them, and follow up on the care. Some providers are covered by insurance (check your network) and some aren't. Regardless, there are mental health services for those with limited incomes on a sliding scale or free, basis. (See the resource lists for your state) There are telehealth services and hotlines too.

Some therapists adhere to one model but most of them are trained in more than one approach. Finding "the right fit" with a provider is more important than the therapeutic approach, but it is good to ask them for their training background or models of intervention too. (see the various evidence based therapy articles). Alternatives to talk therapy are important for younger children: art therapy, family therapy, play therapy, are all possible options. CBT and DBT are options for tweens, teens and young adults, as is Somatic Therapy.

State Resources

State State Resources County / Other Resources


Therapeutic Approaches:

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Advantages & Challenges

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychotherapy for your Body: The role of Somatic Psychology Today

Understanding CBT vs. Somatic Psychotherapy

To Prevent Chronic Illness, Start With Mental Health

Coping Resources:

  • Support System of Family and Friends
    Having family and friends who you can rely on and talk to about your feelings will go a long way in helping you cope with JM.
  • Support Groups 
    Joining a support group of people who have been through similar experiences as you can help you feel less alone. Join Cure JM to find out more.
  • Join a Cure JM Chapter
    Cure JM has 15 regional chapters who hold meetings and events. LEARN MORE HERE
  • Attend a Cure JM Conference, Walk, or Event
    Cure JM holds regional and national conferences, as well as regional walks and events, which are a great way to meet others with JM:  UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Mindfulness / Meditation / Yoga / Massage
    Relaxation techniques can help with stress and depression.
  • Exercise
    Physical activity can help reduce stress and alleviate depression.  Consult with a doctor before starting any exercise program.
  • Practice Good Sleep Habits
    It's important to get enough sleep, and it helps to go to sleep and wake-up on a consistent schedule.
  • Eat Nutritious Foods
    Nutritious foods are important for physical and mental health. Our brains function best when they receive proper fuel. Contact your doctor or hospital social worker to arrange a consultation with a nutritionist.

Building Resilience: The 7 Cs
Building Resilience in Children (the 7 Cs)


Numbers below provided by “Psych Central”, an independent mental health online resource run by mental health professionals.

  • Suicide Lifeline:
    The Suicide Lifeline provides 24/7, free & confidential support for people in emotional distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741
  • TXT 4 HELP
    Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357)   which allows you to text live with a mental health professional:
  • National Help Line for Substance Abuse
    (800) 262-2463
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
    (800) 662-4357
  •  Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
    (800) 931-2237
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline
    (800) 442-HOPE (4673)