Mental Health Resources
LINKS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS
American Psychiatric Association psychiatrists are medical doctors who may prescribe medication
American Psychological Association most psychologists have doctorate degrees – PhD, PsyD, EdD; because they are not medical doctors, they do not prescribe medication
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation the source of Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, as well as texts and trainings that promote sustainable psychiatric recovery
Drug Rehab information and answers for people fighting addiction
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
National Institute of Mental Health the federal center for mental health and mental illness research and information dissemination
Recall Report is a comprehensive website, providing up to date information on recalls and health conditions, including support lines for those struggling with addiction problems.
A Guide on Mobility Friendly Homes: From Mobility Advisor, a comprehensive guide to ensuring a house is accessibility friendly for any kind of mobility or health issue.
Suicide Prevention Guide: 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.
College Students with PTSD: Support & Coping Techniques for a Positive Education Experience offers a comprehensive guide to help students find support and ways of coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. The guide focuses on the stressors, different treatments and techniques individuals can use to deal with the issues, as well as scholarships and other useful resources.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY
Buddy Project a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.
Center for Public Representation mental health law and disability law services
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association advocacy, information, and support
Anxiety disorders, including OCD Jeff Bell’s outreach website
Worth Living founder, Keith Anderson, uses his personal experience as a lawyer and with mental illness to speak, write, and coach on why our lives are Worth Living.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder newscaster Jeff Bell’s site that describes his “Greater Good” model of coping, as well as an overview of his books and a listing of upcoming presentations
Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator is designed to help you calculate a potential benefit you may be eligible for
Social Securities Disability Benefits Guide to help you understand how Social Security disability works
LINKS ABOUT TREATMENT & FAMILY SUPPORT
Addiction Center is not a treatment center, but the information and recovery resources that they provide are used to help connect addicts and their families to the support they need to get their lives back on track
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. Their mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.
Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction
American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA) a group of more than 20 providers of residential treatment for people with serious mental illness
Mental Health America (formally Mental Health Association) with local chapters and a strong national presence, MHA provides diverse initiatives that promote public mental heath and support people with mental illness
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness the largest grass-roots family and consumer support and advocacy organization (state chapters and local affiliates across the US)
Philadelphia Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Project Transition Philadelphia region apartment-based therapeutic communities for adults with serious mental illness
Recovery Centers of America works relentlessly to deliver an addiction treatment and admissions process that is easy and effective. Addiction is a nightmare for patients and families alike, we have a solution – and it’s right around the corner, in your neighborhood.
SAMHSA Toolkits for Recovery the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides evidence-based best practice resources for the following initiatives associated with serious mental illness: Assertive Community Treatment, Family Psychoeducation, Illness Management, Integrated Interventions for persons Dually Diagnosed, and Supported Employment
Heroes In Recovery Heroes in Recovery celebrates the heroic efforts of those who seek the addiction and mental health help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated
The Recovery Village is an organization with locations across the country, dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Many men and women who have bravely served our country are sadly left with painful memories they wish they didn’t have. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to deal with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help.