It’s important to get help if you need it. Don’t be too proud to ask and don’t put it off. Problems that go unresolved become bigger problems. And problems that go unresolved sometimes gather with other problems until it all becomes way too much for us to handle.
Right now we are going to list much of the information on one page here. After a while we will seperate it all on seperate pages. Here you go…
• Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The CDC page on the Coronavirus – Their website has about 10 steps for you to follow to stay safe and healthy here. If you feel like you are coming down with symptoms, please get tested ASAP.)
For more information, visit TheEasy.com (Share facts, not fear).
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service. Crisis centers are located in 130 locations across the United States. Callers are routed to the closest provider of mental health and suicide prevention services.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 730 North Franklin Street Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610-7224
Phone: 1-800-826-3632 includes a hotline for help with depression and bipolar disorder (312) 642-0049 Fax: (312) 642-7243 Web Address: www.dbsalliance.org
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance publishes brochures, books, and videotapes about the treatment of mood disorders, all available free of charge or for a nominal fee. It also has an information and referral line, and its Web site contains helpful information.
• Mental Health America 2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 1-800-969-NMHA (1-800-969-6642) referral service for help with depression (703) 684-7722 Fax: (703) 684-5968 TDD:
1-800-433-5959 Web Address: www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is a nonprofit agency devoted to helping people of all ages live mentally healthier lives. Its Web site has information about mental health conditions. It also addresses issues such as grief, stress, bullying, and more. It includes a confidential depression screening test for anyone who would like to take it. The short test may help you decide whether your symptoms are related to depression.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Boulevard Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression (703) 524-7600 Fax: (703) 524-9094 TDD: (703) 516-7227 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.nami.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national self-help and family advocacy organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of people who have severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. NAMI focuses on support, education, advocacy, and research. The mission of the organization is to “eradicate mental illness and improve the quality of life of those affected by these diseases.”
• National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 6001 Executive Boulevard Room 8184, MSC 9663 Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 1-866-615-6464 toll-free (301) 443-4513 Fax: (301) 443-4279 TDD: 1-866-415-8051 toll-free E-mail: email@example.com Web Address: www.nimh.nih.gov
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information to help people better understand mental health, mental disorders, and behavioral problems. NIMH does not provide referrals to mental health professionals or treatment for mental health problems.
• Places to Call for Help for HIV/AIDS
Contact CDC-INFO for answers to questions about HIV infection or AIDS, materials on sex and AIDS, or referrals to local organizations in your community. One of the referrals you should ask for is the telephone number of your local Red Cross chapter.
Call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en Español.
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) can provide copies of this brochure and other materials about HIV and AIDS. NPIN can also check computer records for organizations in your area dealing with AIDS or materials about HIV or AIDS from health departments, the American Red Cross, or other community-based organizations.
The telephone number is 1-800-458-5231. The international number is 1-404-679-3860. The fax number is 1-888-282-7681.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ AIDSinfo can answer questions about treatments for AIDS and diseases linked to AIDS.
The telephone number in the United States and Canada is 1-800-448-0440.
The international number is 1-301-519-0459. To send a fax, dial 1-301-519-6616. If you have a hearing problem and have a TTY machine, call 1-888-480-3739. AIDS info can also provide information about current trials of new drugs for AIDS or diseases linked to AIDS.
The National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) is an association of people who have HIV infection or AIDS.
To contact them, call 1-240-247-0880 or 1-866-846-9366.
Your local phone book should have listings for the local American Red Cross chapter, nursing homes, hospice organizations, the state and local health departments, local HIV or AIDS service organizations, and local medical organizations or referral agencies. Your local American Red Cross chapter may have special programs on HIV infection and AIDS for African-Americans, Hispanics, and managers and workers on the job. Some Red Cross chapters may offer other training or help with transportation. Both CDC NPIN and the American Red Cross can provide brochures and other materials about HIV and AIDS intended for women, young people, parents, teachers, and those at high risk for or infected with HIV.