This guide contains links to trustworthy mental health information sites and criteria to consider when searching for and evaluating mental health information online. It was created to support and supplement the curriculum of Adulting 101: Self-Care for the Mind, a health literacy workshop put on by the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library in partnership with the Health Sciences Library and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
In groups, follow the instructions on the handout, Finding Mental Health Resources: Practice Scenarios (PDF), to find and evaluate a website or resource.
Mental health screenings are a quick way to see if you or someone you care about may need out reach out to a doctor or mental health care provider. They are not to be used as a substitute for seeking professional help.
There are so many mental health resources and websites online and not all of them provide accurate and trustworthy information. Use the questions in the Evaluating Health Information Worksheet (PDF) as a guide to determine if you should trust the information you find in your online searching.