Resources

The challenges of mental illness are very real, but there is information and help available. Here are some resources that can assist you on your mental health journey.

Emergency

If you feel that you or a loved one is in immediate danger, don’t hesitate to call 911. Let the operator know that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention or psychiatric emergencies.

Crisis

    • Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741 – Provides 24/7 support
    • NAMI Helpline – 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – HelpLine staff and volunteers can help answer your questions about mental health issues. They can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.

Support

(Please note: Due to the enormous number of requests by various entities to be included on this resource page, I am very selective of the information I provide. Facility affiliated treatment referral services and individual treatment centers will not be provided on this page.)

  •  Beyond Blue– Whether you live in Australia or not, this site provides helpful information and mental health support. You can find information specifically tailored for young people, men, women, the LGBTI community and more. Click the name to link to page.
  •  DailyStrength– This site provides online support groups for a variety of mental and physical health challenges from anxiety, depression, PTSD and the like to self-harm, eating disorders, addiction and more. Click the name to link to page.
  • SAMHSA.gov– USA –  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers confidential and anonymous treatment referrals for mental health and substance abuse. The National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides 24/7 support for treatment referrals and information.

    Addiction and Substance Abuse

    • DrugRehabConnections.com– Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. This site is dedicated to information, reality and action to help those suffering from addiction find the support and resources they need to recover. (Not affiliated with a treatment center and do not refer to centers.) Click the name to link to page.

    • AlcoholRehabHelp.org– This site provides a guide to rehabilitation and treatment resources for alcoholics and their families, plus information on holistic treatment methods and the connection between mental health and substance abuse. (Not affiliated with a treatment center and do not refer to centers.) Click the name to link to page.
    • AddictionResource.net– This site provides up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based information related to addiction, substance abuse, mental health, and treatment. (This is a referral service but is not affiliated or paid by any treatment center. Recommended treatment centers are carefully vetted.) Click the name to link to page.

Alternative Treatments

(Note: As this site explores various alternative treatments, additional sources of information will be added to this list.)

Tapping/EFT

                The Tapping Solution – www.thetappingsolution.com – Provides a Tapping 101 page with simple instructions to help you get started, FAQ’s and a basic tapping sequence for anxiety.

Acupuncture

                American Academy of Medical Acupuncture – www.medicalacupuncture.org – Provides a medical acupuncture learning center and a database to find an acupuncturist near you. North America based.

Functional Medicine

               The Institute for Functional Medicine – www.ifm.org – Is working to increase the standard of care for all individuals through Education, Access, Economics, Collaboration and Development and Research. To find a Functional Medicine practitioner near you, visit https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/ 

Have helpful sites or organizations you would like to share? Email the information to info@anxiousartist.org and, if they fit the bill, they will be added to this resource page. Thanks!

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While the articles are written to inform, entertain and support those who visit the site, the Anxious Artist is not a licensed medical professional and the information on these pages is not intended to replace regular medical care. Research and testimonials may show promising results with alternative treatments for mental illness, but these should always be discussed with a qualified medical practitioner before being implemented.

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