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Resources

Online Mental Health Resources
If you would like to learn more about mental health, visit the websites listed below.  These sites will help you learn ways to help yourself and when to seek our help from a counselor.  This information can be useful in understanding friends and family who are struggling with psychological issues and illnesses, as well as in research for your coursework.


Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
Live operators available 8:30 AM – 5 PM EST to refer you to public mental health clinics near you.  1-800-789-2647 or 1-877-495-0009.  www.gken.org


American Psychological Association
Public Education Line.  Live operators available to help you 24/7 refer you to local APA board certified psychologists.   1-800-964-2000. www.apa.org


American Psychiatric Association Answer Center
Live operators available 24/7 to refer you to a local APA board certified psychiatrist.  1-800-35-PSHCY (1-800-357-7924).


1-800-THERAPIST
Live counselors 9 AM – 5 PM refer you to various mental health professionals near you. 1-800-843-7274.   www.1-800-therapist.com


National Hopeline Network
Live certified counselors available 24/7 to help those in immediate distress. 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433.  www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org


National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Counselors available 24/7 for referrals.  1-800-273-8255 (TALK)  www.suicidepreventionhotline.org


Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A free way to find the closest free mental health help in your area. www.pparx.org


The Jed Foundation
A nonprofit public charity committed to reducing the youth suicide rate and improving the mental health support provided to college students nationwide. www.jedfoundation.org


Campusblues.com
Providing information and support for college students to adjust to college and life issues. www.campushealthandsafety.org


Active Minds on Campus
A student-run mental health awareness, education and outreach source, to destigmatize mental illness and create a better life for all who suffer. www.activeminds.org


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Includes a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives – each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide through groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration programs and critical policy work.  Expanded assistance for people whose lives have been affected by suicide, offering support and opportunities to become involved in prevention. www.afsp.org


National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Educate the public about mental health issues and eradicate fear, shame, and stigma commonly associated with mental illness. www.sprc.org


National Mental Health Association’s Back to Campus
Includes fact sheets, resources, and activity and media outreach ideas to spread the work about mental health on college campuses. www.mentalhealthamerica.net


Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands created its Adolescent Mental Health Initiative to synthesize and disseminate scientific research on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents.


Screening for Mental Health, Inc – College Response
Nonprofit organization developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings. www.mentalhealthscreening.org


NMHA’s mpower: Musicians for Mental Health
Public awareness campaign that harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health and fight the stigma associated with it.


Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
Outreach program of the Light for Life Foundation International for awareness and prevention of suicide. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   www.yellowribbon.org


National Institute of Mental Health
The Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses. www.nimh.nih.gov


National Mental Health Association
Dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses. www.mentalhealthamerica.net


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Disorders and illnesses, medications, research, book reviews, conference/meetings, announcements and NAMI Help Line.  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in North Carolina. www.nami.org


Alcoholics Anonymous
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. NC Alcoholics Anonymous.  www.aa.org


Narcotics Anonymous
Information about the international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts, including events and local meeting search.  NC Narcotics Anonymous. www.na.org


Overeaters Anonymous
A 12-Step compulsive overeating recovery program, is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, and emotional aspects. www.oa.org


Alanon
Support for relatives and friends of people with alcohol issues, meeting lists and central office phone numbers. www.al-anon.org


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
Information about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs. Collaborative effect of organizations to prevent suicide. www.samhsa.gov


Bipolar Disorder Information
A comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. www.bipolartreatmentinfo.com