Until I was hospitalized, I did not know how many resources were available to help me understand my depression. I have used some of these and found their help immeasurable.
Not only have I attended SMART Recovery meetings, but I also took their certifications to conduct meetings. I have read all of their books and watched some of their online videos. I also flew to Chicago last October and attended their 25th International Conference. I have learned so much from SMART, I hope you will take a look.”
SMART Recovery is the world’s largest community of mutual support group meetings that use science and self-empowerment to help people overcome addiction problems with drugs, alcohol and harmful behavior such as gambling, over-eating, and excessive shopping and internet use. Meetings Proliferate to Help Individuals and Families Recover from Addiction Epidemic. Find Smart Recovery online at the link below.
“I found On Our Own after looking for mental health resources in my area. The first time I walked through the door, I felt at home. No judgment, no shame or guilt, just a place to share and to be heard. If you are struggling with depression or any addictive behavior, finding the right support is one of the keys to living a balanced life. On Our Own is that place for me.”
On Our Own
On Our Own Charlottesville offers a safe space for those who are struggling with life challenges due to trauma, mental illness, addiction, or any interruption to your best well-being. If you find yourself in need of support, a place to lay your worries, a place to be understood, or just a place to sit with other folks in safety and comfort during this difficult time, we invite you to come in. Our services are always free and our hearts are always open.
You will not find a more welcoming and caring community of people than at On Our Own. I have been a part of their embrace for months and feel that their open, non-judging approach to recovery is just what I need. I encourage each of you to find someplace you can call home as I have and to explore their depression resources and community.
SUICIDE HOTLINE INFO
If you or someone you know is suicidal please seek help or call the national suicide hotline
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well, and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health, and life issues. I have personally used this and wholly recommend exploring this depression resource today.
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General Mental Health Links:
- Community Resource Guide
- Please Live (a website with a master list of hotlines)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Mental Health America
- Mental Health America – Depression Screening
- Prescription Assistance Program
- Wellness Recovery Action Planning
- Suicide Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call the number below to expore the depression resources and help provided by this lifeline.
The Right Resources Can Help With Depression Recovery
Welcome to ADAA
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization (with more than 1,800 professional mental health members) and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders. More than 38 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually to find current treatment and research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.
Check out this mental health blog. Lots of great ideas about depression.
BOOKS ON MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
A great resource for books related to Mental Health. If you wait at checkout, you may get a coupon code. I saved 30% off my order, making the final price with shipping less than Amazon.
I bought “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety.”>You Can Fight Suicide
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STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION?
In 2016, only an estimated 6.9% of adults with mental illness and substance abuse disorder received the mental health and substance abuse care they needed.
Mental illness is common among people who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
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Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction
Also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid disorders, co-occurring disorders are underlying mental health issues that appear alongside substance use disorders. Addiction and mental health have a very close relationship. Mental health disorders make it more likely that an individual will develop a substance use disorder, especially if these disorders are left untreated. On the flip side, substance abuse, especially at the level addiction level, greatly worsens the severity and frequency of most mental health issues.
Because addiction and many mental health conditions have similar symptoms, proper diagnosis of either condition is often very difficult. Due to the difficulty in diagnosis, one disorder might be treated while the other is left undiagnosed, leaving the patient vulnerable to relapse or worsening mental health. Therefore, each diagnosis must be made and treated simultaneously.
Co-occurring disorders are tragically common. Approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014.
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If you have had experience with or know about any of these resources, please share your thoughts, and let’s come together to get great help for depression. Email me if you have an idea for resources I should include. (Go to the Contact Page)