If you or anyone you know needs mental health support, please visit the organizations below.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization based in New York City, with a public policy office based in Washington, D.C., and local chapters in all 50 states. The organization's stated mission is to “save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.”

The Crisis Text Line's mission is empowerment: helping a person in crisis feel like they're capable of taking the next step to address their issues. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; text "HOME" to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a US-based advocacy organization originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a US-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help.

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Talking Mental Health

Dr. Rachel O’Neil of Talkspace is joined by Executive Producers Michael Phelps and Peter Carlisle, Director Brett Rapkin, US Olympic Athlete Katie Uhlaender, and Shannon Decker of The Speedy Foundation to discuss how The Weight of Gold came to be.

Movember is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health, with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world.

Mental Health First Aid is a national program that teaches the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use. More than 2 million people across the US have been trained in Mental Health First Aid by a dedicated base of more than 15,000 Instructors.

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s mission is to empower Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence and well-being. Mental Health resources are available to Team USA athletes by contacting USOPC Athlete Services.

The Speedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named after 3-time Olympian, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson of Boise, ID and Park City, UT. Its mission is to prevent suicide, support mental health education, and promote conversations to end stigma.

To find out more about the documentary, visit The Weight of Gold page.