Mental Health Resources

If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call or text 988.

National Mental Illness Organizations

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources

  • AddictionResource.net – If you or a loved are struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, get the help you need today. We will find a top-rated treatment program.
  • Addiction Guide – Guiding You From Addiction to Recovery, Addiction Guide is your trusted educational guide to addiction and recovery, founded by recovering addicts and board-certified addiction specialists. Whether you are struggling with addiction yourself or concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse, our mission is to lead you to a healthier, happier life.
  • Addicted.org – Addicted.org has comprehensive information on Fentanyl, Detox and Treatment that offer excellent help for fentanyl use/abuse.

Treatment and Recovery Centers

  • Sunshine Behavioral Health – Mental health issues facing the black community.
  • Ridgefield Recovery Center – Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse.
  • Spring Hill Recovery – An organization that knows everyone is unique and deserves personalized, evidence-based treatments for addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.
  • Recovery Team – The Recovery Team is a private residential drug and alcohol treatment center, located in sunny South Florida.
  • Rehab Spot – An organization that provides reliable information regarding substance use and treatment.
  • SoCal Mental Health – certified by the Department of Health Care Services Mental Health Division and licensed by the Department of Social Services to provide crisis stabilization treatment. We serve families in crisis as well as individuals experiencing issues related to severe symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Ohio Recovery Center – Drug and Alcohol rehab facility located in Van Wert, Ohio. Detox & Inpatient Treatment with a Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Granite Recovery Centers – For over 10 years, Granite Recovery Centers has been transforming the lives of alcohol and drug dependent adults from New England and well beyond.
  • Moment of Clarity – An accredited outpatient mental health treatment facility in Orange County, California.
  • First Light Recovery – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment in Orange County, California.
  • Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center – If you or a loved need to safely detox from drugs or alcohol, contact Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center Today.

If you would like your organization listed here, please reach me using my contact form. Please be patient as I thoroughly investigate all requests to ensure all resources align with what I advocate for.

Helpful Articles

OCD Is Not an Adjective— Here’s Why Using It as One Is Harmful

by Renee Rodriguez, POP SUGAR, June 3, 2022

Sometimes it feels like everywhere I turn, I hear different variations of the same statement over and over: “I’m so OCD,” “He’s a little bit OCD,” “I need to clean my kitchen, my boyfriend is totally OCD.” In a virtual work meeting just last week, a makeup artist approvingly said that some of her clients are “so OCD” that she never has to worry about their makeup being less than perfect. I was scrolling TikTok a few nights ago when I saw a girl stating she only lets her boyfriend buy certain types of shoes because she’s “OCD.” I’ve heard it from celebrities; even from friends.

As someone clinically diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, it’s exhausting listening to people trivialize a mental illness that makes me miserable every single day. If you’re guilty of what I’m talking about, please, understand: OCD is not an adjective. It’s a noun, and it describes an exhausting, debilitating, often terrifying condition….

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A Crisis Guide for Caregivers of Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

By Molli Grossman, PhDCaring.com

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have physical and psychological effects that can make it difficult for seniors to maintain their independence. If you have a loved one with one of these diseases, it’s important to understand the changes that can occur.

Having dementia puts older adults at risk of several types of crises, including wandering, increased aggression, hallucinations and depression. This guide covers the most common crisis situations and offers tips for preventing them. It also explains what to do if one of these crises occurs and provides some resources to help you navigate the complexities of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

https://cms.caring.com/caregivers/crisis-guide-for-alzheimers-dementia-caregivers/

In this article you will discover:

  • Wandering in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Agitation and Aggression in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Abusive Behavior in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Depression and Emotional Changes in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Resources to Help During Crisis Situations
  • … and more

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College Planning Guide for Students With Mental Health Disorders

Intelligent.com Higher Education Team

Enrolling in college as a student with a mental health disorder doesn’t need to be overwhelming or intimidating. Students who know their rights and learn how to ask for assistance can go on to complete their degree and have a positive educational experience in the process.

To help students find the assistance they need, we created this guide to explain the resources and accommodations most schools provide, and offer tips on how to access these mental health services.

https://www.intelligent.com/online-college-guide-for-students-with-mental-health-disorders/

In this article you will discover:

  • The State of Mental Health on College Campuses
  • Common mental health disorders among college students
  • How Colleges Accommodate Students With Mental Health Disorders
  • Advice From an Expert
  • Know Your Rights
  • Assistive Apps for Students With Mental Health Disorders
  • Scholarships and Financial Resources for Students With Mental Health Disorders
  • … and more

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Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

SoCal Mental Health

Did you know that approximately 9.2 million Americans have a co-occurring disorder involving mental illness and substance abuse? Individuals with existing substance abuse disorders are at a greater risk of developing one or more chronic diseases. One chronic disease that is commonly found in those who abuse substances is mental illness.

https://socalmentalhealth.com/disorders-treated/co-occurring-disorders/

In this article you will discover:

  • What are Co-Occurring Disorders?
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Causes of Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders
  • Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
  • … and more

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PTSD and Car Accidents

NST Attorneys at Law

Many are not aware of the connection between PTSD and car accidents, so it is something we wanted to shed some more light on. Not surprisingly, a car accident can be traumatizing for any person involved. It can make getting back behind the wheel seem impossible. That’s why we wanted to make a comprehensive guide about PTSD after car accidents.

https://www.nstlaw.com/guides/ptsd-and-car-accidents/

In this article you will discover:

  • Symptoms of PTSD After a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Signs of PTSD in Children After a Car Crash
  • Statistics and prevalence of PTSD After a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Risk Factors of Developing PTSD After a Car Accident
  • Protective Factors that are associated with a reduced risk for developing PTSD
  • Treatment for PTSD from Car Accidents
  • … and more

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Mental Health Effects of Vision Issues

NVISION Eye Centers

Vision issues can negatively impact your mental health. Struggling to see clearly is frustrating, and can make everyday life harder. In turn, this can sometimes lead to depression, anxiety, and social withdrawal.

We recently published a guide on various mental health challenges that come with having vision impairment including causes, treatment, and resource for those struggling to find help:

https://www.nvisioncenters.com/education/mental-health-guide/

In this article you will discover:

  • How common Eye Issues actually are
  • How Vision Issues can have an impact on your Mental Health
  • Treatment for Eye Issues
  • … and more

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How Long Does it Take to Detox from Different Drugs?

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUNRISE RECOVERY CENTERS

Drug and alcohol addiction is a severe problem in the United States and worldwide.1 Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 21.4 percent—59.3 million people—had used illicit drugs within the past year. And more than 20 million Americans aged 12 and over suffer from a substance use disorder—alcohol or drug addiction. The first step in recovering from addiction, and reversing its damaging physical and psychological effects, is to undergo a detox process. For individuals who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction—and their loved ones—this page provides essential information about drug and alcohol detox.

https://socalsunrise.com/detox-from-different-drugs/

In this article you will discover:

  • How long does detox take?
  • What are the withdrawal symptoms of common substances?
  • How does a person know that they need drug or alcohol detox?
  • What steps need to be taken to complete a detox?
  • … and more

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Mental Health & Substance Abuse – The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body

New Method Wellness

Regular drinking—particularly if it is excessive—is very likely to damage a person’s body, regardless of whether they become fully addicted to alcohol. Even moderate drinking can have a negative impact.

https://www.newmethodwellness.com/long-term-effects-of-alcohol/

In this article you will discover:

  • The Effects of Alcohol
  • Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Use
  • How Alcohol Affects the Brain
  • How Alcohol Affects the Heart
  • How Alcohol Affects the Liver & Pancreas
  • How Alcohol Affects the Kidneys
  • How Alcohol Affects the Digestive System
  • How Alcohol Affects the Endocrine System
  • How Alcohol Affects the Immune System
  • Long-Term Alcohol Use & Cancer
  • The Effects of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
  • … and more

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Opioid Addiction & Abuse

Green Mountain Treatment Center

Opioids are a synthetic form of the oldest drug in the world. Over the years, the opium plant has been cultivated for both medicinal and recreational use. Today, these drugs are considered acceptable for some medical purposes, such as treating severe pain. However, opioids are extremely addictive, and they can cause unwanted physical and psychological effects.

Opioid addiction is a problem throughout the United States. In 2018, there were 47,000 deaths from opioids. If you have an addiction to opioids, you develop a strong physical and psychological dependence on the drug. Even a less severe opioid use disorder can have a devastating effect on your loved ones and you. If you are struggling with addiction, reach out to an opioid treatment program for help.

https://www.greenmountaintreatmentcenter.com/opioid-addiction/

In this article you will discover:

  • What Are Opioids?
  • The Difference Between Opioids and Opiates
  • The Use of Opioids
  • The Signs of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Overcoming Opioid Addiction
  • … and more

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Managing Mental Health in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Abuse Justice

Nursing home residents can suffer from serious mental health problems like depression, anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Thankfully, residents and their loved ones can take steps to care for their mental health while in a nursing home. Learn how to manage mental health in the full article:

https://www.nursinghomeabuse.org/resources/nursing-home-mental-health/

In this article you will discover:

  • Why Is Managing Mental Health in a Nursing Home Important?
  • Mental Health Resources & Advocates for Nursing Home Patients
  • What Causes Mental Health Problems Among Nursing Home Residents?
  • Common Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Staying Mentally Healthy in Nursing Homes
  • FAQs on Managing Mental Health in Nursing Homes
  • … and more

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Medicare Resources For Mental Health Care

MedicarePlans.com – Patient Resource Center

Learn how to use your Medicare mental health benefits.

More seniors now are increasingly willing to seek mental health care, but new research shows that more than 60% do not know for certain that Medicare provides mental health care coverage.

As a Medicare patient resource center (Note: we do not sell or provide healthcare plans), a part of our mission is to help our senior citizens who are suffering from mental health issues learn about the benefits and coverage that are readily available to them through their Medicare plan. As I’m sure you already know, Medicare can be very confusing, making it challenging to know what is covered vs. what is not.

Our new comprehensive guide aims to help Medicare recipients identify the different types of outpatient and inpatient services that are covered, eligibility, and most importantly how to get help paying for services and medications.

https://www.medicareplans.com/mental-health-care-outpatient-for-medicare/

In this article you will discover:

  • Medicare Eligibility, Benefits, and Coverage for Mental Health Care
  • What Outpatient Mental Health Care and Professional Services Does Medicare Cover?
  • What Inpatient Mental Health Care Does Medicare Cover?
  • Does Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Include Mental Health Prescription Drugs?
  • How Can You Get Help with Mental Health Care Coverage if You Can’t Afford it?
  • Medicare Resources for Mental Health
  • State Mental Health Resources
  • … and more

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Barriers to Mental Health Services for Middle Eastern Women

Recovery Team

According to recent global studies, Middle Eastern women suffer from some of the highest rates of depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and suicide. Furthermore, there is a lack of awareness about mental health services, and stigmatization which worsens the situation. Researchers discovered that cultural differences may be the largest contributor to this increase. We have published an article written by a notable Arab American journalist who did considerable research in order to bring attention to this ongoing issue.

https://recoveryteam.org/mental-health-barriers-middle-eastern-women/

In this article you will discover:

  • Barriers to Mental Health in the Minority and Middle Eastern Experience
  • The reputation of the family, outweighs the wellbeing of its members
  • Mental Health vs. Mental Illness
  • Generational Change
  • … and more

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Throughout the piece, Nada incorporates personal experiences with research to highlight the challenges for Middle Eastern women seeking mental health services.

The information provided on this page should not be used in place of information provided by a doctor or specialist.

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