Mental Health Programs and Resources

Mental Health First Aid

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Telephone: 202.684.3736

Website: http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Fees: Free in most areas

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Right Direction

Website: http://www.rightdirectionforme.com

Fees: Free

An educational initiative created to raise awareness about workplace depression, promote early recognition of symptoms and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Jointly created by the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health and Employers Health, a national healthcare coalition based in Ohio, this initiative gives employers turnkey materials for worksite education to increase employee help-seeking. Download webinar about this free program at http://myvbch.org/events/depression-workplace-webinar.

Right Direction is an effort from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation and Employers Health Coalition, Inc., and is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) and Lundbeck U.S.

Pamphlets available for ordering on various substance abuse or mental illnesses

ADHD

https://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/subject.cfm?category=14

Bipolar Disorder

https://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/subject.cfm?category=4

Various MH Publications available both English & Spanish

https://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/subject.cfm?category=998

Suicide in America, FAQ

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

https://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/subject.cfm?category=24

OCD: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over

https://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/subject.cfm?category=10

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Marijuana Facts for Teens http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/publications/ID/PUB111

Preventing Drug Use in Children/Adolescents: Parent/Educator/Comm Leader Guide, 2nd edition http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov//publications/ID/pub103-0

Drugs: Shatter the Myths http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov//publications/ID/pub117

Marijuana Facts Parents Need to Know http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/publications/ID/pub112

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Questions to ask http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/publications/ID/pub12

Heads Up: Real News about Drugs and Your Body http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/node/2289

Mind over Matter: The Brains Response to Prescription Drugs http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/publications/ID/mi101

Drugs & Your Body Teaching Poster: It Isn’t Pretty http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/publications/ID/avd-165

WEB BASED RESOURCE GUIDES

Addiction Treatment Forum

American Council on Alcoholism

Do It Now Foundation

Dual Diagnosis Website

Focus Adolescent Services

Heroin Information Website

Institute of Alcohol Studies

Join Together Online Learn-About-Alcoholism.com

Mental Health Matters

Methadone Anonymous

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

Recovery Connection StrugglingTeens.com

Teen Drug Abuse Web of Addictions

Eating Disorders Resources

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

The American Anorexia Bulimia Association, Inc. (AABA)

Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders, Inc.

The Center for Healthy Living's Eating Disorder & Resource Guide

Eating Disorders Referral and Information Center

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Problem/Compulsive Gambling Resources

National Center for Responsible Gambling

National Council on Problem Gambling

North American Training Institute Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario)

Government Resources

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

Self-Help Resources

AA Meetings Online

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Al-Anon & Alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous & Alcoholics Anonymous History

Anxiety Self Help Center for On-Line Addiction (COLA)

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA)

Essence of Recovery

Food Addicts Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Gift From Within

Internet Addiction

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

Methadone Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Nicotine Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

People Helping People

Recovery Life Recovery USA, IIc

Recovery Zone

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

SMART Recovery

Sober Sources Network

Sober Teens Online

The Sober Village Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

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