Thursday, March 11, 2010

A great list of mental health related resources

Here is a list of organizations/resources that can provide you or a loved one with help in dealing with mental health issues.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 8255, a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

* Call for yourself or someone you care about
* Free and confidential
* A network of more than 130 crisis centers nationwide
* Available 24/7

Self Injury
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base,
which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. Self-injury is known by many names,
including self-abuse, self-mutilation, deliberate self-harm, parasuicidal behavior, and non-suicidal self-injury.
Call 1-800-DONTCUT® (1-800-366-8288)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
They offer support groups, can provide help in finding resources, and educate on mental health issues

Military OneSource

Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here
to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, our free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions.

If you have an eating disorder, you are not alone. And you WILL get better. The first thing that you need to do is get help. And reaching out for help can be a simple as making a phone call. If you are in the United States you can call the National Eating Disorder Association right now for referrals, support groups and information.

Call them now: 1-800-931-2237

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