Personal Resources and Help for Men
Usually, we stick to our strengths—and that would be beards and shaving—but recently we had a small life crisis and looked online for some help, and were amazed at how difficult it was to find a list of resources for men. There are so many fantastic people and fantastic groups offering support for boys and men, but we were shocked at how difficult they were to find.
So, we put together this list of resources, in hopes someone might find it when they need it. Each man has his own struggles to face, and while each man’s struggle is unique, very often they fall into broad categories, so we split this list based on topics. Some are for immediate help, some are for support, and some are for informational purposes that can help you build your future.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, we wish you all the best, and we’re rooting for you.
211 United Way
When you’re not sure who to call, dialing 211 connects you to a local community specialist who will provide you with resources to find shelter, healthcare, food, mental health aid, and more.
211 (phone number)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential 24/7 resource providing support to those in suicidal crisis or experiencing emotional distress. Toll-free phone line, text, and chat available.
TTY dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255
Text HELLO to 741741
National Domestic Violence Support Hotline
Domestic violence can also affect men and boys. This hotline offers 24/7 support, toll-free, to anyone who calls regardless of gender.
Text "START" to 88788
Veterans Crisis Line
Toll-free hotline and chat offering emotional support to veterans and their family and friends.
1-800-273-8255 press 1
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
24/7 toll-free hotline for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness to speak to trained counselors who can provide support and direct them to resources.
The Trevor Project
24/7 toll-free hotline for LGBTQ+ people experiencing distress or considering suicide.
Text ‘START’ to 678-678
Toll-free hotline run by and for trans and non-binary people, with support also available to friends & family. Callers to this line will never get referred to 911 without consent.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 hotline offering support to men in same-sex relationships suffering domestic abuse.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Confidential, 24/7 helpline for Indigenous and Native American people experiencing abuse.
Mental Health Help
A non-profit that supports adult survivors of sexual abuse with free online support groups, workshops, and other programs. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Website with a large directory of mental health specialists as well as informative content about mental health and destigmatization.
Mental health campaign and interactive website giving men resources and information on therapy and mental health.
To Write Love on Her Arms
A non-profit helping those struggling with depression, self-harm, addiction, and suicidal thoughts, with many resources including search tool for low-cost counseling.
Love is Respect
Learn about healthy relationships from this organization focused on preventing intimate partner violence.
Heads Up Guys
Educational resource on depression, with a self-check tool and management strategies.
App and website that connects members via support groups focused on specific topics and issues.
Organization running Zoom support groups, peer support, and webinars for members of marginalized communities.
One Sky Center
The National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research, working to improve health and mental health care for Native communities.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Association of medical providers offering free and low-cost healthcare services, with a helpful search function and directory.
An independent website with a directory of healthcare clinics offering free and reduced-rate services across the USA.
(641) 715-3900 Extension: 301402
Men’s Health Network
Non-profit organization promoting men’s health awareness and disease prevention, with a website providing many helpful resources.
202-543-MHN-1 (6461) ext. 101
Non-profit organization providing reproductive healthcare services. Contrary to popular belief, Planned Parenthood also offers a range of services for men.
Young Men’s Health Site
Educational website about health and healthcare for young men and boys. Operated by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Mobile Health Map
Directory of mobile health clinics and their current locations to help those living in areas with limited accessible healthcare.
CDC directory of clinics offering STI testing, with free and low-cost options.
International project raising awareness and funding for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and other health issues that men frequently face.
Drug Addiction / Opoid Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
An agency in the Department of Health that seeks to reduce substance abuse and mental illness in the United States.
Bicycle Health helps people conquer opioid use disorder via medication and employs a compassionate approach to support.
Career, Finance, & Personal Development
Career One Stop
Resource by the US Department of Labor helping with career exploration and training. Website features a directory of job centers offering online and in-person career support.
Financial education website with tools and resources on budgeting, saving, investing, paying off debt, and more.
Helpful tool and app for tracking your budget and managing your money.
Veteran Employment Center
Resource by the VA helping veterans find new jobs with career counseling and other support services.
Federal Student Aid
Website for the office of Student Aid, where you can apply for financial aid, get estimates. Includes other helpful financial resources for students.
Website connecting job seekers and students with job openings and internships primarily in the non-profit sector.
Shelters, Food Banks, & Financial Aid
Homeless Shelter Directory
Directory of homeless shelters, resources, and aid organizations across the United States.
Feeding America: Find Your Local Food Bank
A network of US food banks with a food bank directory.
Resource for finding domestic violence shelters, with a filter tool that allows you to search for shelters that help male victims of abuse.
HUD Find Shelter Tool
Search tool operated by the US Department of Housing that provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources across the country.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
Grant program that funds services and programs for people with mental illness who are experiencing homelessness.
Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling
Operated by the US Department of Housing, this service helps users at risk of losing their home receive local help and free financial counseling to prevent foreclosure.
Program helping to increase access to disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
518-439-7415 ext. 2
Gender & Sexuality
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ mental health organization working on suicide prevention and crisis intervention, with hotline, educational resources, and volunteer opportunities.
Community of LBGT centers around the USA with helpful directory helping you find a community center in your area.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Organization advocating for rights of trans people, with resources including healthcare coverage guide and document hub for name and gender change information.
Center for Black Equity
Organization with a multinational network aiming to improve outcomes in career, economic wellness, and health for Black LGBTQ+ people.
Education organization working to end discrimination against LGBT students.
Resources for Men of Color
Racial Equity Support Line
Helpline by POC for POC, offering space for those experiencing racism to receive empathy, emotional support, and information on other resources.
Association on American Indian Affairs
Non-profit protecting Native sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity.
BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health
Non-profit with directory of Black medical professionals offering mental health support to people of color. The organization also offers training and grants to professionals.
Brother, You’re On My Mind
Mental health initiative by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with toolkit and materials designed for Black men.
Black Men Heal
Organization providing mental health resources to Black men, with a therapist directory and a free therapy program.
Therapy for Black Men
Organization working to destigmatize mental health care for men of color and offering directory of culturally-competent therapists and financial assistance.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization with many local chapters fighting inequality through various actions and campaigns.
Concerned Black Men of America
Organization with local chapters creating and supporting mentoring and educational projects focused on improving life and education for Black youth.
Online program supporting black men with a focus on positive masculinity and mental health.
100 Black Men of America
Organization with local chapters serving Black communities across the US through youth mentorship and unique local programs.
Resources for Men With Disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Non-profit advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities.
Community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Different & Able
Organization working to empower those with disabilities through its resource platform and community-building initiatives.
National Association of the Deaf
Civil rights organization protecting and promoting the rights of deaf people in the US.
National Organization on Disability
Non-profit working to increase employment opportunities for those with disabilities.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a public health agency leading efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness through a range of programs including a free helpline.
US government directory of treatment facilities for addiction.
Legal & Prison Help
Legal Services Corporation
Non-profit organization with a large directory offering legal aid to low-income Americans.
Indian Law Resource Center
Law center providing legal assistance to indigenous people experiencing racism and oppression, and seeking to protect their legal rights.
The Innocence Project
Lawyer-led project working to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
One-to-one program connecting adult volunteers as mentors to children and teens.
A Call to Men
Organization working to transform society through training and education on healthy and respectful manhood.
Global alliance with various partners all over the world, working to advance gender justice and human rights by engaging with men.
International NGO working with men through community outreach and advocacy campaigns, with the goal of advancing gender equality and ending violence.
Men Can Stop Rape
Organization mentoring young men on how to stop violence and rape through various outreach and community projects.
Ever Forward Club
Youth development program that helps students achieve personal goals inside and outside the classroom through mentorship and workshops.
International organization that runs clubs all over the world where members work together to make the world better through volunteer and service projects.
Grassroots environmental organization with a national community of volunteers running different initiatives and projects.
National Center for Fathering
Non-profit organization equipping men with the resources they need to engage in children’s life as fathers or father figures.
Non-profit working to increase the quality and availability of child care. Working with a network of over 400 child care resources and agencies to help parents navigate finding child care.
California-based project through the Children’s Institute providing men with parenting education and support.
Platform created by Movember to provide research-backed parenting strategies with fathers in mind.
Child Mind Institute
Institute offering resources to parents, teachers, and health care providers on children’s mental health and learning disabilities. Website features a helpful symptoms checker tool.
Online community for fathers to discuss and connect over everything to do with parenting and fatherhood.
Community for men to have meetings, programs, and retreats where they can share feelings, thoughts, and emotions and receive support and connection.
Website with listings of local events, helping people connect and make friends.
International charity working to empower men’s friendships through various initiatives and outreach work.
An online community dedicated to discussing men’s issues from an inclusive, positive, and solution-oriented approach.
Platform facilitating self-improvement for men through an online community.
General Resources and Education
The Good Men Project
A media company that explores and redefines what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.
Website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with helpful information on a healthy diet.
Quick article explaining consent from Planned Parenthood.
Project aiming to make the world a kinder place with tool kits, videos, campaigns and other resources on how to be a kinder person.
House Cleaning Routine - Art of Manliness
Simple guide for men to create a housekeeping routine.
How to Create Healthy Boundaries
Free document put together by the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center at the University of Kentucky on how to develop and enforce healthy boundaries.
Feminism is For Everybody by bell hooks
This quick guide is a great introduction to feminist theory for everyone, including men.
Men by Contrapoints
Entertaining video analyzing the social and economic struggles that men face in today’s world.
No Wrong Way to Be a Man
Our goal here was to curate a list of resources to benefit every man! No matter who you are or what you face, you deserve to feel like you belong and that there are people out there to support you.
If you have everything you need, then please share it with the world! Many of these organizations and resources here could use volunteers to help other men and the world in general.
Do you think we missed an important resource worth sharing? Let us know by reaching out via our contact page.
Thank you, and all the best to you and your loved ones.
Michael Morris is the head writer here at Rough and Tumble Gentleman. He's got a ducktail beard and loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He's married to the woman of his dreams and lives in Brooklyn, NY.