Online Resources

Women

Women’s Mental Health: What “I” Means to You: Offers tips to help women and girls protect their mental health. Addresses feelings of shame, mental health needs at different stages of life, signs of mental illness, teen suicide prevention, eating disorders, and sources of support for coping with mental illness.

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Woman’s Guide to Coping With the Effects of Childhood Abuse Issues: Designed to help women deal with child abuse issues that might arise during treatment for alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Defines child abuse, lists symptoms of abuse, and suggests how counselors can help with coping and healing.

Ayudando a sanarse a si misma: Una guía para mujeres en recuperacion para ayudarles a enfrentar los problemas asociados con el abuso infantil: Contiene una guía de recursos e información para mujeres en tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias que han sido víctimas de abuso infantil. Contiene definiciones y retos potenciales de la recuperación. Incluye consejos para encontrar un terapeuta y prevenir una recaída.

Men

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man’s Guide to Coping with the Effects of Childhood       Abuse: Designed to help men deal with child abuse issues that might arise during treatment for alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Defines child abuse, lists symptoms of abuse, and suggests how counselors can help with coping and healing.

Ayudando a Sanarse a Si Mismo: Una Guía para Hombres en Recuperacion para Ayudarles a Enfrentar los Problemas Asociados con el Abuso Infantil: Contiene una guía de recursos e información para hombres en tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias que han sido víctimas de abuso infantil. Contiene definiciones y retos potenciales de la recuperación. Incluye consejos para encontrar un consejero y prevenir una recaída.

Parents

Too Smart to Start: Ready, Set, Listen (Instructions) The Ready, Set, Listen! Game is designed to help parents and young people talk to each other about underage alcohol use, why alcohol abuse is not smart, and how to prevent it.

Too Smart To Start: Ready, Set, Listen (Game)

Homelessness

A Consumer Perspective on Parenting While Homeless: A consumer tells her story of family homelessness, obstacles to overcoming homelessness

Substance Abuse

What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families: Created for family members of people with addiction. Answers questions about addiction, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery. Addresses concerns of children of parents with addiction problems.

Qué es el tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias? Un folleto para las familias: Provee un resumen general de los programas de tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias, explicación de la evaluación, desintoxicación, planeación del tratamiento, consejería, tratamiento con medicamento, prevención del relapso, grupos de autoayuda, tratamiento de salud mental y consejería familiar. Guía de recursos.

Detox: The Next Step Toward a Better Life: Describes the stages of recovery from addiction and what to expect after leaving detoxification services. Offers guidance in adjusting to sobriety just after detox and through long-term recovery; discusses legal issues; and lists resources.

Mental Health

Depression: Describes depression symptoms, causes, treatments, and coping.

Real Men Real Depression: Facts about men and Depression

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope: Facts about women and Depression

Depresión: Un folleto detallado que describe los síntomas, causas, y los tratamientos para la depresión, con información sobre como conseguir ayuda y sobrellevar la enfermedad.

Depresión: Lo Que Toda Mujer Debe Saber: Un folleto que describe los síntomas de la depresión y las razones del por qué el riesgo de sufrir depresión es mayor en las mujeres que en los hombres.

People with depression discuss how they got help: Video from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of depression.

Bipolar Disorder: A detailed booklet that describes bipolar disorder symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

Schizophrenia: An easy-to-read booklet on Schizophrenia that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An easy-to-read booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático: Un folleto, el cuál es fácil de leer, que explica que es el trastorno de estrés postraumático, cuando comienza, cuánto tiempo dura, y cómo conseguir ayuda.

When Worry Gets Out of Control: Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An easy-to-read booklet on generalized anxiety disorder that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

Trastorno de Ansiedad Generalizada, Una Enfermedad Real: Un folleto, el cuál es fácil de leer, que explica que es el trastorno de ansiedad generalizada, cuando comienza, cuánto tiempo dura, y cómo conseguir ayuda — incluye una autoprueba

When Fear Overwhelms: Panic Disorder: A brochure on Panic Disorder that explains the signs and symptoms.

Treatment Options

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who suffer from a drinking problem. With groups available all over the world, AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, political affiliation, organization or institution. There are no requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. For other Intergroup phone numbers and websites (including Canada and international), visit http://anonpress.org/phone.

Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery support network to those who have suffered from a drug addiction. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. Membership is open to anyone interested in gaining support for their drug addiction. Find a meeting.

Cocaine Anonymous: Cocaine Anonymous is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, as well as other mind altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership. CA is adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and uses a Twelve Step recovery method.

Al-Anon: Addiction is a family disease. For over 50 years, Al-Anon and Alateen had been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people. Support and help is available to these folks through the Al-Anon and Alateen programs. Support for those who love an alcoholic/addict. To find a meeting, call 1.888.4AL.ANON (1.888.425.2666).

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: The NCADD provides prevention, education, and referral services regarding alcoholism and other drug addiction. All initial consultations are free of charge.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Locator: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) on-line resource for drug and alcohol abuse treatment lists licensed or certified private and public facilities. For additional advice, you may call the Referral Helpline operated by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: Helpline: 800.662.HELP (4357) English/Español; 800.487.4889 (TDD).

Pennsylvania Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Locator: The Locator is a service of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), SAMHSA. The on-line resource lists physicians authorized to prescribe Suboxone® and Subutex®.  The locator also lists treatment programs authorized to dispense (but not prescribe) Suboxone® and Subutex®.

Methadone Treatment by State: Methadone is a synthetic opioid that blocks the effects of heroin and other prescription drugs containing opiates. Used successfully for more than 40 years, methadone has been shown to eliminate withdrawal symptoms and relieve drug cravings from heroin and prescription opiate medications.

PRO-ACT: Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Achieving Community Together: PRO-ACT is  developing, educating and mobilizing a constituency of Ambassadors for Recovery – recovering persons, their family members and friends, professionals working in the field, and others with a special interest in and knowledge of recovery – who wish to support recovery.

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disABILITY Services: DBHIDS provides services through a network of agencies while collaborating with the Philadelphia School District, child welfare and judicial systems, and other stakeholders.

Office of Addiction Services: The Office of Addiction Services (OAS) plans, funds, and monitors substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services in Philadelphia.

Office of Mental Health (OMH): Office of Mental Health (OMH) provides mental health services for adults and children requiring medical, social, and educational services. The Office of Mental Health offers a comprehensive range of behavioral health services.

Philadelphia Network of Care and Supports for Behavioral Health & Intellectual disABILITY Services: is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health and mental retardation services.

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania: MHASP is a leader in transforming mental health services to become more responsive to the priorities of individuals and families with mental health challenges and are dedicated to innovating new service approaches, reducing discrimination, restoring hope and self-esteem, and creating the circumstances for individuals to improve their lives.

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Philadelphia: The NAMI Philadelphia Affiliates are part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

Institute for Recovery and Community Integration: The Institute for Recovery and Community works to introduce and advance communities’ understanding of recovery and community integration as the catalyst for transforming individual lives, communities, and all levels of behavioral health systems in a culturally competent manner.

Hotline Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233
Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!
1-888-PREVENT
Family Violence Prevention Center
1-800-313-1310
STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922
Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
1-800-4-A-CHILD (800 422 4453)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline
800-662-HELP
Suicide & Crisis Hotline
1-800-999-9999
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Suicide Prevention – The Trevor HelpLine
(Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention).
1-800-850-8078
Gay & Lesbian Trevor HelpLine Suicide Prevention
1-800-850-8078
Teen Helpline
1-800-400-0900
Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse)
1-800-477-4111
Victim Center
1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
Help Finding a Therapist
1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)
Youth Crisis Hotline
800-HIT-HOME
Incest Awareness Foundation
1-888 -547-3222
Self-Injury Hotline SAFE
(Self Abuse Finally Ends)
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Learning Disabilities – (National Center For)
1-888-575-7373
Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!
1-888-PREVENT
Self-Injury Hotline SAFE
(Self Abuse Finally Ends)
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922
Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK