MHA in Montgomery helps Americans of all ages better understand prevention, early identification and intervention through a variety of information, online resources, and events.
Social Work License Map has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for anyone seeking information about and/or help for a range of mental health issues. This list spans diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and phone hotlines devoted to addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders such as autism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse, to the specific needs of diverse populations, including LGBTQ youth, minorities, women, and veterans.
Mental health struggles are nothing new, but in recent years, there has been a decided increase in the number of people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
As a result, more people are starting to pay attention to how important it is to take care of mental health, but when “self-care” campaigns from certain brands focus on face masks and lighting a few candles, it can be hard to know how exactly to take care of your mental health. There are so many different ways the things we do impact our mental health, so we’ve put together this ultimate guide to taking care of your mental health so that by the end of it, you’ll know why it’s so important, what to do, and what to avoid to benefit your mental health.
In today’s day and age, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself. However, this can be difficult when it’s precisely because of the busy schedules of our modern lives that we need to take the time to focus on self-care in the first place. It feels selfish to take time out to focus on yourself and on things that make you happy - but it’s not. To help you understand the full importance of self-care, and to tell you about some of the benefits of incorporating some self-care practices into your routine as well as how to go about them, I’ve put together this comprehensive and complete guide to self-care.
Mental Health America National helps Americans of all ages better understand prevention, early identification, and interventon through a vareity of information, online tools, and events. Check out their Education and Outreach page to get free mental health screenings, download free mental health toolkits, and even sign up for their free webinars and conferences.
The Summit Wellness Group offers a comprehensive list of 61 resources for BIPOC seeking information about and/or help for a range of addiction and mental health issues. It is no secret that the mental health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) is disproportionately affected compared to that of their white counterparts. According to Mental Health America, 17% of Black people and 23% of Native Americans live with a mental illness. People who identify as two or more races are more likely to report mental illness than any other racial or ethnic group. This is because, along with the internal struggles and trauma that many people face, BIPOC must also withstand racial injustices that intersect every facet of their lives. These hardships that fall on entire communities have detrimental effects on mental health and contribute to increased anxiety, depression, and stress.
Do you know that July is BIPOC Mental Health Month? Formally recognized in June 2008 (and currently designated as), Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US. Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities. To continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell, each year Mental Health America (MHA) develops a free downloable toolkit dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
Parenting is a stressful thing, and there are countless things to think about when you’re approaching the subject. You simply have to find the parenting style that works for you and your family without worrying about what others have to say. Through a psychological perspective, Mominformed has explored the different types of parenting styles, the impact each parenting style has on children, and other factors that might affect how children will grow up emotionally and mentally. If you are interested in learning how your parenting can affect your children's mental health, check out the article below!
Have you ever heard of art therapy? Art therapy is considered a proven method of improving your mental and emotional health. For example, the act of making art can help uncover certain thoughts, feelings, and experiences that may be very difficult to process alone or through another means. In turn, this helps individuals be able to better address and process them with the guidance of a credentialed art therapist. In this featured article from Online Counseling Programs, learn more about art therapy, what to expect in an art therapy session, how it works, the benefits, and questions to consider before seeking treatment.
The number of people seeking and needing help has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic, and having resources available to find that help and prevent a crisis is crucial to anyone looking to enter into recovery. For those seeking for help with alcohol and substance use, check out a detox program or treatment before starting a 12 step work program.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is a national faith-based non-profit that provides hope through education and support to parents of adults dealing with substance use disorder. Parents are often collateral damage in the war on drugs/alcohol, sacrificing their health, their finances, and their relationships to “save” their addicted loved one. PAL provides the evidence-based education parents need to encourage their loved one’s recovery; and the peer-to-peer support they want to face the challenges of their addicted loved one in a group that understands and does not judge. Weekly meetings are held at no charge across the country.
Medically reviewed articles on every aspect of the drug & alcohol withdrawal process, as well as a directory of licensed detox centers throughout Alabama.
This 24/7 Helpline is available to residents of Alabama and is funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH).
Comprehensive overdose prevention guide focusing on signs, symptoms, and treatment of an opioid overdose.
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