Mental Health Resources

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
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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

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:

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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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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