Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance dbsalliance.org
An organization that provides support groups for patients and their friends and families and education and advocacy.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255 Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress. Their website has more resources, education and support for those struggling with suicidal issues.
National Alliance on Mental Illness nami.org
Provides education, research and support for people and their families impacted by mental illness.
The National Institute of Mental Health nimh.nih.gov
Part of NIH (National Institutes of Health) which is the primary agency of the United States Government responsible for biomedical and health related research. Their website is rich with educational information and resources for all types of mental illness.
International OCD Foundation iocdf.org
Provides support groups and education for sufferers of obsessive-compulsive disorder and their families.
National Eating Disorders Association nationaleatingdisorders.org
Organization that provides referral to eating disorder professionals, support groups, and education, research and advocacy for eating disorder treatment advancement.
Substance Abuse including Alcohol Abuse
The next three organizations have extensive information for individuals suffering from addictions and their families, be it alcohol or any other substance abuse problem. They offer direction on the next step to take and how to find the right treatment. Navigate to the “Patient Resources” section on the website.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration samhsa.gov
American Society of Addiction Medicine asam.org
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry aaap.org
Alcoholics Anonymous aa.org
Find out about AA and where the closest meeting is. In all likelihood, there is a meeting tonight just a few blocks away.
Narcotics Anonymous na.org
12 steps for those suffering from substance abuse other than alcohol.
As Dr. Bob and Bill W. discovered in 1935, it is much easier to stay sober with a little help from a friend, than it is to go it alone.
This guy’s walkin’ down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep that he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, “Hey you! Can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, “Father, I’m down in the hole; can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Mike, it’s me. Can ya help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. The guy says, “Are ya stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.”
West Wing, Season 2, Episode 10
Alzheimer’s Association alz.org
Advocacy for research, care and support, and prevention. Local chapters provide support groups and educational sessions.
422 Courtyard Drive, New Jersey 08844
At Route 206, North Bound side, 2 miles south of Somerville Circle