We have no problem thinking that Brain Cancer = Hospitalization. And, we can agree that Mental Illness = A Cancer* of the Brain. *Definition of Cancer: 2.any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Cancer) So why do we have an issue with Mental Illness = Hospitalization?
Don't be afraid to save a friend or son/daughter. We can't provide specific doctor or hospital recommendations but we can give you information to help you make a decision on how to get help.
There is a lot of useful information and resources to help you --- someone suffering from depression or a friend/family member. Here is a list of organizations and information that we found useful.
https://www.detox.com/Detox.com is a network of addiction treatment facilities that provide drug and alcohol detox, support, and comprehensive substance abuse treatment services to the individuals and families struggling with addiction.
https://americanaddictioncenters.org/American Addition Centers mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to those struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. They develop and support chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses. The organization works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as a liason between students and the mental health community.
Leading national non-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.
AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.
The Adolescent Self Injury Foundation (ASIF) is dedicated to raising awareness and helping teens and their families deal with this debilitating 'coping mechanism', whereby cutting and other forms of self injury (burns, etc) are used by teens and others to help 'deal with' all the stresses and emotional pains they are feeling. Teens who cut are also considered more likely to commit suicide.
The Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing suicide through public education and awareness, community action and federal, state and local grassroots advocacy.
Substance Abuse Guide for Parents https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents - A wealth of information for parents about drug abuse, how to recognize symptoms, and how to provide help should their child become addicted.
Morningside Drug Rehab Centers, dedicated to achieving lasting alcohol & drug addiction recovery and mental health rehabilitation, provide drug dependency treatment facilities in Southern California for women and men who need a rehab centerfor drug addiction; who are currently evaluating all choices and best options for treatment centers for dual-addictions disorders; or who immediately require treatment, rehabilitation and recovery from alcohol addiction; or therapy for mental illness. The list of resources on their website is a significant additional resource list!
The mission of Rehab Info is to edcuate visitors through research-based, expert written content. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. Our website is an excellent supplement to include with the SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator (http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/). The Facility Locator is the most comprehensive database of treatment providers available but does not provide answers for many of the practical questions that individuals and families have during this critical process.
Hospice Caring, Inc. in Maryland (www.hospicecaring.org) To provide caring, compassionate, practical and high quality non-medical support services, without charge, to every Montgomery County adult or child who is facing a life-threatening illness or is grieving the death of a family member or loved one. Hospice Caring community outreach is provided by a network of trained and screened volunteers and staff who respond to the needs of families facing a terminal illness or grieving the death of a family member or loved one. Hospice Caring provides personal, compassionate and practical non-medical support to any adult or child during this time of crisis. Hospice Caring services are provided to all patients and family members free of charge.
1-800-273-TALK Each month, the Lifeline Network serves over 45,000 callers who are in emotional distress. You can reach the Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-8255. Although suicide prevention is the primary mission, people call the Lifeline for many reasons:
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