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CHADS: Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide
CHADS Coalition for mental health is an organization whose mission is to advance the knowledge and prevention of adolescent depression and suicide through awareness, education and research.
Click here to go to their page.
Self Injury Foundation
The mission of the Self Injury Foundation is to provide funding for research, advocacy support and education for self-injurers, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them. We are dedicated to providing the most up to date information and resources available on self-injury. www.selfinjuryfoundation.org
Self Injury Outreach and Support
Whether you currently self-injure, have recovered, or know someone who self-injures and want to help, this is a good resource.
Here, you’ll find a number of helpful resources about self-injury. They provide information, resources, and online videos for anyone who has self-injured, who has recovered, or who knows someone who self-injures. This includes information and resources for families, romantic partners, friends, teachers and mental health and medical professionals. http://www.sioutreach.org/
S.A.F.E. in Oz (Australia)
SAFE in Oz addresses specialist mental health issues through training workshops and consultancy services. SAFE in Oz provides training to professionals to allow them to better understand the concept of self-abuse and working with individuals who self-abuse. We also train workers to facilitate, on a group and one-to-one level utilizing a module based consumer recovery package. http://www.safeinoz.com.au/
ANAD: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
ANAD was officially launched in 1976 and it is the oldest eating disorder organization in the nation. Today, from its headquarters in Highland Park, this organization continues to answer thousands of hotline calls each year. ANAD continues to assist individuals and their families to find resources and provide referrals to professionals. At present there are over 350 groups in the nation and in 18 foreign countries. They continue to provide support and self-help for the individuals and families affected by eating disorders and are always free of charge . The ANAD hotline is open between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Central Time Monday thru Friday. Members of our staff and volunteers will provide you listings of therapists, treatment centers and ANAD support groups in your area. As well as provide general information about eating disorders and insurance parity. http://www.anad.org/
COLLEGE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES
College students with psychiatric disabilities face unique educational challenges. Dedicated mental health counselors and disability coordinators are available on most campuses, and students can typically seek medical attention. Many students, however, do not know how to get help for their problems. To help students get the assistance they need, we have examined instructional strategies, course accommodations, and other campus services designed to serve this population. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for college-bound high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students who struggle with mental illness.
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive online medical database featuring information about thousands of medications currently on the market or previously available worldwide. By providing extensive information about side effects, drug interactions, FDA recalls and drug alerts, DrugWatch.com helps patients and consumers make educated decisions about their medications and treatment options.
Healthyplace.com is the largest consumer mental health site on the net. We provide authoritative information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones.
At HealthyPlace.com, you'll find comprehensive, authoritative information on psychological disorders, psychiatric medications, and other mental health treatments. They also have a mental health social network, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, HealthyPlace TV, a weekly live mental health TV show, and more.
Help for Depression
HelpForDepression.com was founded on the belief that a combination of therapies is most often the best approach to treating depression. They aim to provide a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as possible) explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. We urge you to use HelpForDepression.com as a resource to understand your options and better prepare yourself for conversations with your doctor or doctors. In addition to explaining various treatments, they try to highlight combinations of therapies that often work well together, but we urge you to talk with your doctor as each individual responds differently and the right combination of treatments for one patient is often not right for another.
Hero in the Hallway
Empowering students to prevent violence in schools. Here is a link to a video entitled "Hero in the Hallway".
International Society for the Study of Self-Injury
The International Society for the Study of Self-Injury is composed of researchers, clinicians, and students who are interested in better understanding, assessing, and treating nonsuicidal self-injury.
ISSS Bulletin 2009-2010 - S.A.F.E. co-founders are mentioned in this bulletin
It Gets Better Project
The website http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members. It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through the Trevor Project and GLSEN.
MHA: Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis. Their message: Good mental health is fundamental to the health and well-being of every person and of the nation as a whole. Their crisis line phone number is: 800-273-TALK. www.nmha.org
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness:
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support and education. http://www.nami.org/
NIMH: National Institute on Mental Health
NIMH is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Their "mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior." http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Links to a variety of subjects, given by a variety of experts in each area. http://organizedwisdom.com
The QPR Institute is a multidisciplinary training organization whose primary goal is to provide suicide prevention educational services and materials to professionals and the general public. They offer state-of-the-art programs to institutions that want to increase their standard of care and reduce the suicide rate. http://www.qprinstitute.com/
SAMHSA : Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), this web site, and more than 600 publications. The National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. Information Center staff members are skilled at listening and responding to questions from the public and professionals. The staff quickly directs callers to Federal, State, and local organizations dedicated to treating and preventing mental illness. The Information Center also has information on Federal grants, conferences, and other events. http://www.samhsa.gov/
Susan Scheff - Parenting Resources
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN COLLEGE According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own habits in check, and how to spot problems in themselves or others. This guide offers a wealth of resources to help students do all of those things and more.
SUICIDE PREVENTION IN COLLEGE
Suicide is a complex public health issue with several causes, including psychiatric illnesses that may have not been recognized or treated. Substance abuse and mental disorders account for approximately 90 percent of those who have died by suicide, but these illnesses are treatable and people suffering from them do get better. Many treatment options are available, and there have been several recent advances in treating and understanding suicide. This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.
Tara Deliberto - Blog
http://taradeliberto.blogspot.com/ Blog - Tara Deliberto is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist at the American Institute of Cognitive in NYC.
Teen Screen: National Center for Mental Health Checkups
TeenScreen Schools and Communities is a national mental health and suicide risk screening program for youth. The goal of TeenScreen is to make voluntary mental health checkups available for all teens in America. TeenScreen works by assisting schools and communities throughout the nation with developing locally operated and sustained screening programs for youth. Screening can take place in schools, clinics, youth groups, shelters, and other youth-serving organizations and settings. http://www.teenscreen.org
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. http://www.twloha.com/
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Helpline ( 866-4-U-Trevor) is the only national crisis and suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. The Helpline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. Trained counselors listen and understand without judgment. There is hope, there is help. Be proud of who you are. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Yahoo Group: NoFear S.A.F.E. Approved
"Years after receiving treatment at S.A.F.E.-ALTERNATIVES® I decided to design a support group for people who are serious about recovering. If you say to yourself "THIS HAS TO STOP!" NoFEAR-S.A.F.E._Approved is a good start. Being recovered from self-injury is when you start acting instead of reacting to situations in your life that have built up inside of you; leaving the thought you have only one choice left. Our focus here is on recovery. Here we talk about our feelings behind the self-injury actions. I would also like to invite friends and family of self-injurers so they may also have support and an understanding about self-injury. I do understand that the struggle for you is also very difficult." NoFear S.A.F.E. Approved