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For additional resources both in your community and nationwide, please visit:
Mental Health America – Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – 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.
Make the Connection – Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives.
Hearing Voices Network – For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.
Connecticut based resources
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) – The mission of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.
Office of the Healthcare Advocate – If you need healthcare or healthcare coverage or have problems with your coverage and don’t know where to turn, please call us. The Office of the Healthcare Advocate (OHA) is an independent agency here to help you understand what options you have, how to get and fight for your healthcare coverage, including coverage for mental health or substance use treatment, and to make sure you get covered for your healthcare needs.
NAMI CT – NAMI Connecticut’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental health conditions by engaging in support, education and advocacy.
Detox.com – If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, call our helpline at 1-800-483-2193 or visit our website for help finding Connecticut detox centers that will assist you.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. – Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. (AU) offers comprehensive recovery and advocacy education for people with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues.
youth and young adult resources
Student Guide to Reaching and Staying in the Zen Zone – Balancing School and Wellness: Fitting yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into your schedule.
Student Mental Health – Promoting mental health understanding and care.
Balancing Student Stress Guide – How to navigate stressors, get help on campus and turn expert advise into tangible results
Suicide Prevention for Students – A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students
Mental Health Guide for Freshmen – How to Combat Homesickness, Loneliness & Anxiety During Your First Year
Substance Abuse in College – Recognizing, Understanding and Combatting Alcohol & Drug Abuse on Campus
Substance Abuse in College Students – Learn key facts, physiological effects of drug abuse, and tips for getting help
Bullying Awareness Guidebook – Students Staying Safe In School
How to be an Ally to Students in Recovery – by Counseling@Northwestern, Northwestern University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling program
Mental Health in College – A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups – Support groups for all types of addictions allow people to join together with others who share similar experiences, backgrounds, and struggles. There are hundreds of support groups listed on this site, full of compassionate members around the United States for you to consider, including online groups.
RehabSpot – Since 2018, Rehab Spot has served as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions.
Alcohol Rehab Guide – Alcohol Rehab Guide is an online resource created to help people struggling with an alcohol addiction find treatment when they need it most. The team at ARG is made up of recovering addicts and industry professionals who are dedicated to helping everyone find hope in recovery.
Addiction Center – Addiction Center has information on dual-diagnosis and other types of addiction issues. They also have the resources to help you or a loved one get back on their feet.
DrugRehab.com – DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.
Rehabcenter.net – RehabCenter.net is committed to helping people recover from addiction by ﬁnding treatment that works. Our free, national helpline provides conﬁdential referrals to respected rehabilitation centers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rehabcenter.net also provides a comprehensive resource library on substance use disorders.
Addiction Resource – Founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.
AlcoRehab – The AlcoRehab team is a group of professionals who are passionate about helping those struggling with alcoholism by providing free support and resources for people who are fighting an alcohol addiction and for their loved ones.
How Healthcare Administrators Are Tackling the Binge Drinking Epidemic – While it may not seem as serious, or even recognizable, as more conventional forms of alcoholism, binge drinking is associated with many alcohol-related health risks.
Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room – Let this be your guide to designing the perfect meditation room in your own home, and reap the most benefits from your meditation time.
15-Minute Yoga Flow for Stress Relief – Several studies suggest that yoga can reduce the impact of chronic and exaggerated stress and that it can also be helpful to relieve anxiety and depression.
7 diet changes that can help depression – Eat your way to a happier you.
Depression and Dental Health – Exploring the Connection, and How to Get Back on a Healthy Track
10 Ways Pets Support Mental Health – The bonds between humans and animals are powerful. And the positive correlation between pets and mental health is undeniable.
The Complete Guide to Looking After Your Mental Health While Travelling – Knowing the potential sources of stress, how best to cope with new challenges and where to go in an emergency should all be part of your travel planning – whether you’ve previously struggled with mental health issues or not.
123 Proven Ways to Reduce Stress and Relax – This site provides a variety of ways to reduce stress based on scientifically backed evidence.
Sleep Guide for Anxiety – This guide covers how anxiety and sleep are interrelated, change with age, and what you can do to improve both.
guides and additional resources
HelpGuide.org – Created in 1999, HelpGuide is an online experience that empowers people to help themselves create better mental health. We stay on top of developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences, both through our own research and via our collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally acclaimed resource serving over 80 million people annually.
Alltreatment.com – Alltreatment.com is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. The resource is free to the public. The Find Dual-Diagnosis Rehab Centers Near You technology uses your location to generate a local listing of all the dual-diagnosis rehab centers in and around your community.
about mental health
Mental health and wellness are integral to whole health. However, it is not uncommon for people to experience times in their lives or in the lives of their loved ones when optimal mental health is unattainable. In fact, one in four people will experience a mental illness sometime during their life.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is committed to educating people about mental health and wellness through community forums, workshops, materials and events. MHC believes our communities will attain whole health through information, tools and skill-building that promote understanding and acceptance.