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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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