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Emotional, physical and spiritual balance is essential to overall health. Positive health facilitates and individual’s full potential, giving them the strength to cope with the stresses of life, work effectively and innovatively, and reach meaningful, purposeful goals. There are many tools available to assist you in achieving your goals in life and to face hurdles that you may not be able to face alone. There is a path to solving every problem that arises. If you cannot find answers to questions on this site, please reach out to some of these invaluable resources or contact Rosie (Siddiqui) here.
Mental Health Fact Sheets
Depression negatively affects how you feel, think and act and takes on many disguises. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. This overview is a reference to learn more about depression. Download a printable version and a handy wallet reference.
U.S. Department of Mental Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
SAMHSA Treatment Locator
This website provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
In any emergency that requires immediate attention, please call 911.
No matter what problems you may be dealing with, they will help you find a reason to keep living. Trained counselors are available 24/7 in your area.
Crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
Click on the “Chat Now” icon and enter your zip code to start your chat.
Crisis Text Line
A way to seek help for everyone, Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis 24/7. If you are in crisis, text START to 741-741.
Providing 24/7 confidential, stigma free peer support by veterans to active duty, national guard and reserve service members, veterans, retirees, and their families/caregivers. You are never alone, there is a caring, empathic voice ready to connect and follow up.
Online chat available
Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can connect with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders 24/7.
Call: 1.800.273.8255 / Press “1” for Veterans
You can also chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support.
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs.
More Helpful Resources
This nonprofit organization empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Contact them online ad get involved with their social media.
If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, visit them online for instant information.
Alliance provides community-based services to people living with mental illness and developmental disabilities, as well as veterans facing homelessness. With a focus on individual choices, needs, and strengths, Alliance’s recovery-oriented continuum of services help people live more independently and achieve their hopes and dreams.
This nonprofit organization promotes the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. AAS also serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well.
Friends and family of suicide attempt survivors can network and find support and information on this site.
The National Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
This group works to provide resources and advocates the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families at a national level.
This public-private partnership advances the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and provides resources for individuals and organizations.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NOPCAS addresses the issue of suicide prevention and intervention, specifically in communities of colo, and offers unique opportunities for outreach partnerships and community education.
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Each year SAVE educates thousands of youth and parents on depression and suicide prevention.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
The Jed Foundation’s mission is to protect emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.
A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth. Get help through their lifeline (1.866.488.7386), chat, texting and online community.
PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation is an organization which seeks to prevent bullying through inclusion, assertion of dignity and acceptance as a way to honor the memory of Tyler Clementi.