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October 1st to 7th is Mental Illness Awareness Week!
Visit the many resources below to help you become an advocate for all battling mental illnesses! October 3rd is also A Day of Prayer and Understanding for the Mentally Ill, visit www.mentalhealthministries.net to learn more, print prayers and sermons, and share!
It's also National Depression Education Month!
October 5th is National Depression Screening Day!
***September was also Recovery Month! visit:
www.recoverymonth.gov and www.samhsa.gov
**It was also Preparedness Month but we are at risk all year around so keep those
emergency plans and kits, updated and stocked!!
Visit : www.ready.gov
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Prevention Community Resources!
***Mental Health Screening :Visit Mental Health America (MHA) at:
***Depression and Mental Health Screening : http://helpyourselfhelpothers.org
***National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) : https://ncadd.org
***Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) : http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
***Al Anon Teen : http://www.al-anon-alateen.org
***Alcohol Awareness : www.AlcoholAwareness.org
***American Society Addiction Medicine (ASAM) : www.asam.org
***National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) : http://www.nida.nih.gov
***Mental Health Ministries, Inc.: Visit:
***Recovery Month Toolkit : http://www.recoverymonth.gov/toolkit
***Get your toolkit to fight Opioid Addictions at : https://www.hhs.gov/opioid-practical-toolkit
***September is Suicide Prevention Month! Visit the American Foundation for Suicide at :
***National Alliance for the Mentally Ill : www.nami.org/stigmafree
1-800-950-NAMI or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
***Addiction Policy Forum : www.addictionpolicy.org
***SAMHSA: www.samhsa.gov 1-800-662-HELP (4357) TTY : 1-800-487-4889
***Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov
***Disaster Distress Helpline : 1-800-985-5990 or Text "Talk With Us" to 66746
***SAMHSA has great resources on dealing with substance abuse addictions, mental illnesses
and trauma related mental health issues, like victims of crime, violence, natural &
man-made disasters, domestic/sexual violence and child abuse & neglect.
***CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America : www.cadca.org
***NAATPN : www.naatpn.org Get your toolkit for No Menthol Sunday to help others
quit smoking! No Menthol Sunday was May 28th, 2017!
***Also call 1-800-QUIT NOW for personal counseling to help you quit smoking!
***Learn How To Become : A Resource about careers in mental health !
***The World Health Organization (WHO) has their own campaign about Depression called #Let's Talk! and invite you to work with them to help fight this disease of the mind. Visit :
www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/ to learn how you can help increase awareness and reduce stigma
Healthy foods and exercise are good for your brain's health!
www.pcrm.org www.foodsafety.gov www.foodallergy.org
***Many with mental illness also battle many chronic diseases, like digestive problems, heart disease, cancer, stroke, skin disorders and many more .Your mental health provider must work closely with your primary doctor, to keep your care holistic, addressing your mind, body and spirit!