911 – Mental Health Resource List

The following list of resources is hardly complete, but it might just hold the one link you or someone you love needs.

Scroll down and find links and phone numbers for:

  1. ‘Teach Your Children Well’ (CNN)
  2. Northwest Arkansas Center for Spiritual Living
  3. Depression
  4. Suicide – SEE A STATE-BY-STATE LINK TO FIND SOMEONE NEAR YOU.
  5. Veterans Issues
  6. Youth and Run-Away
  7. Bullying (Lady Gaga’s Foundation)
  8. The Trevor Hotline

May 22, 2012 — Below is a CNN interview about a new movie that is getting rave reviews across the world,” Teach your Children Well.”  It speaks to the epidemic of ‘bullycide’.  I trust this may help you or someone you love.

Share this important message with your friends and of course watch for a screening in your area and donate to show your support. Narrated by #Lilly Tomlin

http://vimeo.com/user673463/tycwcnninterview

Northwest Arkansas Center for Spiritual Living™ provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.

509 W. Spring Street Suite 105 (Iceberg CoWorking Facility)
Fayetteville, AR, Zip 72764
Office Hours Phone Only 479-439-0149  http://nwarkansas.csl.org/

Northwest Arkansas Center for Spiritual Living is a spiritual community that honors all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place – we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world.

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DEPRESSION RESOURCE CUT-OUT

Suitable for taping up next to your bed or under a magnet on your refrigerator.

Jeanie Lerche Davis, a really good medical writer captures much of the blue print I followed in my own restoration process.  She outlines seven general points.  You can read her yourself (links below), but let me summarize in my own words:

Open your heart: 

Give yourself permission to hang out someone that means something to you. Go have coffee; take in a movie or just sit around the kitchen table and be with them.  Just as importantly,  they are there with you. You’ve got no less right than anyone else to come back to being yourself.

Accept the sadness:

I know it doesn’t make sense, but if you accept your blues, you’ve already taken the first step towards showing them the door.

Let go of Perfectionism:

As much as part of me wants to, my memories of Christmas Past can never be recreated.  To try and do so is an impossible target.  So why set yourself up.  Go with the flow.  In rolling with things that aren’t what you had in mind, you may just find something new and cool.

Transform old traditions:

Flex your imagination and identify exactly what was special about your special holiday ritual.  Figure out a new way to touch on the core value you ID’d.  If you loved winter sports as a kid in Manitoba and now you live in San Antonio?  Why not find an ice rink and go skating for an hour or so.  Could be fun…You get the idea.

Say “No” if you need to:

Healing at your own pace is important.  If everything in years’ past was huge, cut yourself some slack and start a little smaller.  Think of it as learning to walk again…baby steps.  Point is, they are your steps so exert authority over them.  If you need to say ‘no’, don’t worry about it ’cause the sun will come up tomorrow and you’ll be there to see it.

Honor your Loved One:

For me, it was having the potato salad again.  If you’ve lost someone, figure out a simple way to honor the life they lived.  The minute I learned the idea of letting the loved one come back into the holiday by telling stories about when they did this or, “Do you remember the time when…”.  Your mom may not be in the room with you any more, but this is better. Now, they are in your heart.  Human Spirit 2: Loneliness and Depression 0.

Discover small joys:

It doesn’t have to be anything other than something that makes you laugh.  It can be as simple as tasting potato salad for the first time in years.  Savor the little stuff.  My hunch is it ain’t all that little and it’s probably really good.  You are worth it.

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Other Resources are:

Depression Hotlines for Support

Take a minute to look over the following phone numbers for crisis support. All of them are toll free numbers. This means you don’t have to pay for the call, and it will not show up on your phone bill.

Suicide

  • Suicide Hotline – Plus — > See below for expanded links on a State-By-State basis.

1-800-SUICIDE

  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline

1-800-273-TALK

  • National Adolescent Suicide Hotline

1-800-621-4000

Depression

  • Postpartum Depression

1-800-PPD-MOMS

  • Veterans

1-877-VET2VET

All Types of Crisis

  • United Way Helpline

1-800-233-HELP

1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

  • Covenant House Nine-Line (Teens)

1-800-999-9999

  • The Trevor Helpline (For homosexuality questions or problems)

1-800-850-8078 If you are looking for an e-mail depression hotline or local support numbers to call, go to the Befrienders Worldwide website.

http://www.webmd.com/depression/holidays07/grief-during-holidays

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/MH00030

http://www.webmd.com/depression/holidays07/default.htm

Photo Credit: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/patterns-snow-ice/#/dendrite-snowflake_9425_600x450.jpg

— RELATED TOPICS —

SUICIDE:

http://suicidehotlines.com/national.html: This link leads to a comprehensive list of resources that can help

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/pages/get-help/ : It really does get better.  If you are having real problems believing it for yourself, maybe this link will prove pivotal to you and your future.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ : The Trevor Project, a partner of It Gets Better, is a great place for LGBT teens going through difficult times to find help. The Trevor Project has a website full of helpful resources, and a staff that is ready to you find the support you need.  If you think you need help, there are always people here to support you.

Or try these links:

Suicide Hotlines in the United States

Please click on your state below:

Alabama Suicide Hotlines

Alaska Suicide Hotlines

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Arkansas Suicide Hotlines

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Connecticut Suicide Hotlines

Delaware Suicide Hotlines

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Michigan Suicide Hotlines

Minnesota Suicide Hotlines

Mississippi Suicide Hotlines

Missouri Suicide Hotlines

Montana Suicide Hotlines

Nebraska Suicide Hotlines

Nevada Suicide Hotlines

New Hampshire Suicide Hotlines

New Jersey Suicide Hotlines

New Mexico Suicide Hotlines

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Ohio Suicide Hotlines

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Oregon Suicide Hotlines

Pennsylvania Suicide Hotlines

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South Carolina Suicide Hotlines

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Tennessee Suicide Hotlines

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Utah Suicide Hotlines

Vermont Suicide Hotlines

Virginia Suicide Hotlines

Washington Suicide Hotlines

Washington D.C. Suicide Hotlines

West Virginia Suicide Hotlines

Wisconsin Suicide Hotlines

Wyoming Suicide Hotlines

(SOURCE: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html)

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2 Responses to 911 – Mental Health Resource List

  1. Wow – thanks for sharing this part of your process. It’s good to know how many more resources are out there. I will be sharing this info around. Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Avis Strout says:

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