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Treatment Options: AHRQ.gov
Treatment Options: AHRQ.gov

The Treatment Options initiative from the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides short, unbiased treatment summaries for common health conditions. Get the facts you need to compare your treatment options, understand the benefits and risks, and prepare for your next medical appointment.

To order free materials, use this form and call 1-800-358-9295, and reference code C-01.
 

MentalHealth.gov
MentalHealth.gov

A new, consumer-friendly website with clear and concise tools to help with the basics of mental health, the signs of mental illness, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help. The website also includes a series of videos featuring celebrities and ordinary Americans whose lives have been touched by mental illness.

filed under Secular, Guides/Toolkits     tags Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization as well as state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country.

Through the dedicated efforts of grassroots leaders, NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: Support, Education and Advocacy.
filed under Secular, Español     tags Mental Health
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has as its mission "to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders." There are on-line screening tools for mood disorders, and there is help for beginning support groups. Brochures are available free of charge and cover topics such as "Psychotherapy: How it Works and How It Helps," "Finding a Mental Health Professional: A Personal Guide" and "Psychiatric Hospitalization: A Guide for Families."
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National Health Observances
National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

Mental Health America
Mental Health America

MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. With nearly a century of experience, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions. MHA’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery from mental illness. Our 240 affiliates in 41 states represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.

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National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

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Mental Health Ministries
Mental Health Ministries

This site has lots of resources for congregations and clergy to help them address mental health needs. There are a number of resources that can be downloaded as well as materials to purchase. The coordinator is a United Methodist minister, but the resources work well with most denominations. There is an electronic newsletter.

filed under Interfaith, Guides/Toolkits     tags Mental Health
Dark Christmas/Advent Service
Dark Christmas/Advent Service
During a season of the year when people are expected to be joyous and happy, grief, loss, and depression are often greater than the joy expected during the holidays. This service helps to acknowledge sadness and concerns and offer them to God in a worship setting.
Opening The Door Wider: Who Is Missing From Your Pews?
Opening The Door Wider: Who Is Missing From Your Pews?

This brochure touches on three groups of individuals missing from many places of worship: Aging, Those with Temporary Disabilities, and those who are Disabled. It gives insight to external reasons why these groups are not participating and then looks at internal, or things we are doing that are not warm and welcoming. This resource is a gift from the Diocese of Oklahoma.