Help Starts Here
This Help Starts Here is an NASW website that informs consumers how social workers can help them overcome a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
Find a Social Worker
There are many places to find professional social workers who provide individual psychotherapy and other forms of mental health assistance, including group therapy and support groups.
Use this search tool to find social workers near you.
NASW is urging Congress and government agencies enact legislation and regulations that would improve the delivery of mental health services in the United States.
NASW supports social justice reforms that touch upon mental health issues, including solitary confinement and the nation’s opioid addiction crisis. To learn more,
read our social justice briefs.
NASW Press offers several titles that focus on mental health issues, including post-partum depression and domestic violence. To learn more, visit
Change Direction Campaign
NASW is a founding member of the Change Direction Campaign to raise public awareness about the signs a person may be living with a mental illness and how you can help. For more information, visit their website http://changesdirection.com/.
Give an Hour
NASW is part of the Give an Hour campaign to provide volunteer mental health services to our nation’s active duty military personnel, veterans and their families. To learn more, visit