Mental Health Resources

  • Saddleback Church (Mental Health Ministry) Purpose Statement: Our purpose is to reduce the stigma of mental illness and help those who are effected by the illness and their families. Studies show that 1 out of every 4 adults in America will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. The first place many go for help is to their priest or to their pastor. We provide many ways for you to get engaged with this signature issue including helping with our mental health events and conferences.
  • Mariners Church (Care and Recovery Groups) Workshops and Groups are offered for a variety of issues people face. Such as, abortion recovery, ADD support, after suicide support, anger support, anxiety & depression, grief support, trauma & forgiveness etc.
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Section for patients and families to learn about common mental disorders, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Ask an Expert, suicide prevention etc.
  • HelpGuide.org A non-profit guide to mental health and well-being with over 200 science-based articles and other resources for help with overcoming mental and emotional challenges, improve all relationships and much more.
  • National Institutes of Health provides useful information about mental illness, including discussion of the symptoms and treatment of specific conditions
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)  is a national advocacy group that provides support for patients and families affected by mental illness. Website includes a HelpLine with staff and volunteers to answer questions including local support groups, help finding jobs, and legal issues.
  • Psychology Today magazine has a Search Engine for finding therapists, psychiatrists, therapy groups and mental health facilities etc.
  • PsychCentral.com Psychology and Mental Health News, Resources and weekly Newsletter.
  • Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health, comprehensive peer-reviewed medical articles and news

Attention Deficit Disorder

Anxiety:

Bipolar Disorder:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:

Depression:

Eating Disorders:

Emotional Abuse:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

Personality Disorders:

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Suicide Prevention help line 1-800-273-8255; National Helpline to find treatment 1-800-662-4357; Disaster distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990, and includes a search engine for finding treatment facilities and programs in the U.S. and territories. A wide spectrum of programs from transitioning out of homelessness to training for behavioral health workers

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This resource list is not meant to treat mental challenges, but a place where you can start your search for information or connect with people to get the conversation going.