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About Us

About Us

HelpGuide Helps You Help Yourself

Our Mission

HelpGuide provides evidence-based mental health education and support to a global audience. Our mission is to empower you with information you can use to help yourself and your loved ones.

Why Are We Unique?

HelpGuide is your trusted guide to mental health and wellness. We provide empowering, evidence-based content that is easy to digest and focused on information you can use to help yourself.

All of our content is free and openly available. What’s more, we do not accept advertising, granting us complete freedom from corporate influences and providing our readers with a better online experience.

HelpGuide’s Story

HelpGuide is dedicated to Morgan Leslie Segal, who died by suicide in 1996. If she had access to the wide range of unbiased, motivating resources and self-help tools HelpGuide now provides, we believe her suicide could have been prevented.

Meet Our Team

HelpGuide’s editorial and technical team is a small yet highly-focused group with deep expertise in psychology, content strategy, marketing, web development, user experience, and user engagement.

HelpGuide is also supported by a distinguished group of mental health and medical professionals who serve on our board of directors and advisory board.

The Legacy of Dr. Jeanne Segal

Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., (1939 – 2017) devoted her life to helping people improve their mental, emotional, and social health. Over the course of a nearly 50-year career, she made innumerable contributions to the mental health field, including groundbreaking work on emotional intelligence, holistic health, attachment, and childhood trauma. Through HelpGuide, her legacy lives on.

Advertising and Funding


HelpGuide does not accept advertising. We don’t have a corporate sponsor. We rely on contributions and grants to pay for our staff, professional services and office expenses.


HelpGuide’s primary source of funding comes from the Helpguide Online Mental Health Education & Support Fund. Other major sources of funding include the Joseph Drown Foundation and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.