Useful Links

Mood Disorders

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.

General Information

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.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

International OCD Foundation    iocdf.org

Provides support groups and education for sufferers of obsessive-compulsive disorder and their families.

Eating Disorders

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

Dementia

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

908-725-5595