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Resources

American Mental Wellness Association

A one-stop shop for mental wellness information in the United States focusing on Prevention, Early Intervention, Scientific Research, and Cures.

 

40 Developmental Assets for Adolescent Development

Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

 

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups is an on-demand emotional health service and online therapy provider. Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one chat. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.

 

Addiction Guide

Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Glossary of Illnesses

An easy-to-read glossary of illnesses that are most common for youth.

 

Aevidum

The word Aevidum, which means “I’ve got your back,” was created by students after they lost a classmate to suicide. What started in one tiny school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has now become a nationwide movement.

 

Be There Peer Support

The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential.

 

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

 

Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farms

Building Bridges Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Lancaster, PA at Anderson Farms. We provide equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning to US veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

 

Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction

The Division provides a message of compassion, tolerance, acceptance, and hope, which is reflected in every aspect of our activities. The Division’s research reflects a commitment to challenging stigma and misinformation about addiction. Division research stimulates and guides innovative teaching and training programs for a diverse set of learners. The Division provides a critical link between Harvard Medical School students, the clinical and research scientist at Harvard, other medical education communities, and the lay public. The Division offers encouragement, education, and training to a diverse group of learners, including health care providers and scientists studying addiction at Harvard and beyond.

 

The Coalition for Community Living

The Coalition For Community Living: Promoting, Supporting, and Certifying Fairweather Lodges across the nation.

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder. Because DBSA was created for and is led by individuals living with mood disorders, our vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experience of peers.

 

Don’t Deny Me

By law, most health plans must cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction, the same way they cover illnesses of the body, such as diabetes or cancer. Speak up about illegal denials of care! Learn more at www.DontDenyMe.org #DontDenyMe

 

DrugRehab.com

Provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions, such as co-occurring disorders, high-functioning alcoholism, and veterans, among others.

 

Families for Depression Awareness

Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.

We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.

 

Hey Sigmund

Every day there are stunning new insights into the human mind and the way we work, love, play, behave, relate, think and feel. We are learning more and more about what it means to be human, and how to master the art. Now more than ever, anybody who is any version of human has something to gain from the science of psychology. This website contains the latest research and news in psychology. It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream, unfolding the brilliance that happens within the scientific realm. We will explain what it all means and why it matters.

 

International Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for consumers and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.

 

The Long Reach of Grief

Sadness at the death of a family member has both psychological and neurologic effects. Experts explain the different ways we process loss.

 

Mental Health and Addictions Insurance Help (US Dept of Health & Human Services)

This website provides the phone numbers, websites, or email addresses you can use for questions about how Parity laws require most health plans to apply similar rules to mental health benefits as they do for medical/surgical benefits. Select your insurance type below for more about the protections that apply for you, and to get assistance information.Parity laws apply to different types of health coverage. These contacts can answer questions about ways the Parity laws may protect you with respect to mental health or addiction benefits for you or your family.

 

Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania

The Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania which reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth, works on behalf of the mental health of its citizens, instilling principles that facilitate recovery and resiliency of individuals and their families, through advocacy, education, and public policy.

 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

 

Mental Health For US

Mental Health for US is a nonpartisan educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction in national policy.

 

MentalHealth.gov

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

 

MentalHelp.net

Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.

 

MOMSTELL

MOMSTELL’s mission is to educate, support and unite everyone impacted by substance abuse/co-occurring issues.

 

My Brain 365

MyBrain365, powered by Roberto, is a program that allows you to continually monitor the brain performance of your children. It takes the guess work out of knowing they’re ready for the school day, no matter the challenge or opportunity. The Roberto App is based on pencil-and-paper and tabletop apparatus tests used for more than 50 years to measure neurocognitive and neuromotor performance. And it’s fun! They play a series of video games that target different areas of the brain.

 

NAMI PA

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

 

National Institute for Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

 

Opioid Resources and Support

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is experiencing a crisis due to the impacts of an opioid epidemic that has touched many lives.

To effectively address this epidemic, an integrated and holistic approach to treatment is essential. Magellan’s recovery-oriented, member-first approach aims to include your family of choice, peers and community stakeholders in a personalized treatment process to decrease risk factors for opioid abuse.

 

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Early intervention in PA statewide connect line: Linking families to early intervention services and support. 1-800-692-7288

 

Please Live

Please Live is a youth mental health & suicide prevention program focused on teens. Their mission is to cultivate mental wellness through education and awareness of youth and young adult mental health challenges, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.

 

Postpartum Depression

We are a community website and want to share the stories of other women and men who have experienced postpartum depression (PPD). If you have a story, email us and we’d love the opportunity to share it.

 

Project Know

ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction.

 

PsychCentral Resources

Welcome to the oldest annotated directory of online psychology and mental health resources. This directory began in 1992 and was originally published in the Usenet newsgroups; it was transferred to its current Web-based format in 1995. Every resource contained herein has been personally reviewed by the Psych Central Resource Editor. We do not nor have we ever accepted paid links to this directory; we include resources we believe have editorial value or value to people seeking treatment.

 

PsychHub

The most comprehensive video library of mental health education in the world. Over 100 FREE, short videos on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention topics

 

Recovery.org

Our mission at Recovery.org is to connect people and their families with the information and resources to help them recover from substance abuse and behavioral disorders. We are real people who have had experience with addiction and recovery—some of us firsthand, with others having seen the havoc it can wreak on family and friends. We have come out of the other side stronger for it, and firmly believing that recovery is possible for everyone. There is no tried-and-true formula that works for every person, and we will all take different paths. Still, we believe that recovery is absolutely possible, and that it should be placed within reach of anyone and everyone who wishes to get better.

 

Red Head Yoga

Cindy Beers, founder of Red Head Yoga, creates a place for people of all ages and body types to practice yoga and meditation in a safe, inviting, and authentic environment. Students experience a class which is tailored to the students’ ability, sprinkled with compassion and a touch of laughter that leaves them feeling content and at peace. Cindy’s teachings are informed from her extensive training and life experiences. She spent 18 years in the US Armed Forces and therefore has a special understanding for teaching yoga to veterans, teens, and adults living with anxiety and trauma. Cindy’s work with anxiety culminated in her recently published books “Mindful Yoga for Teen Anxiety” and “Mindful Yoga for Adult Anxiety.”

 

 

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) – NIMH

RDoC is a research framework for new ways of studying mental disorders. It integrates many levels of information (from genomics to self-report) to better understand basic dimensions of functioning underlying the full range of human behavior from normal to abnormal.

 

Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 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. Click here for SAMHSA’s Treatment Locator.

 

The Science Guy | Bostonia | Boston University

Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Thomas Insel thinks researchers have neglected a potential wellspring of solutions: neuroscience.

 

WriteFace

The Writeface workshops introduce to veterans who are struggling with readjustment issues to basic life management skills by giving them writing tools, and encouragement to use writing to address their emotional landscape and create in a safe,nonthreatening environment.

Crisis and Referral Lines

National Helpline (SAMHSA)
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Deaf & Hearing Impaired: 1-800-487-4889

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Send a text to 838255
Press 1 for Veterans and Family
Click here to chat online
En Español: 1-888-628-9454
For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Crisis Text Line
Text “START” to 741-741

Addictions Hotline
844-276-2777

Gambling Addiction
800-522-4700

Porn Addiction
888-480-5593

Domestic Violence
800-799-7233

Child Abuse
800-422-4453

Sexual Assault
800-656-4673

Trevor Project (LGBT+)
866-488-7386

Eating Disorders
800-931-2237

Elder Abuse
800-252-8966

Parents Hotline
855-427-2736

Public Safety & First Responders
206-459-3020

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888

Minor's Rights to Mental Health Treatment in PA

Act 147 of 2004 (“Act 147”), 35 P.S. §§ 10101.1-10101.2, addresses who can provide consent to voluntary mental health treatment for minors who are 14 years of age and less than 18 years of age (“minors”) in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Click here to learn more