2018-19 Focus: A students' brain health and development
a. Substance Abuse & Addiction
i. Chemical Awareness Resources & Education “CARE” , a community resource free for individuals and families who have a concern, question or need a confidential place to look for help with substance abuse issues. CARE also provides chemical awareness education.
ii. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
iii. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track. Alateens come together to: share experiences, strength, and hope with each other.
iv. Family’s Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.
b. Eating Disorders
i. The Elisa Project is dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy, The Elisa Project strives to be the premier knowledge resource on eating disorders and a proactive agent of change.
c. Mental Health
i. Suicide or Self-Harm
1. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) a free confidential 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call for yourself or someone you care about, and get connected to help in your area.
2. The Trevor Project offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Call 1-866-488-7386.
3. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has an information and referral line to help you find resources like support groups, psychologists, and psychiatric hospitals. Call 1-800-950-6264, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm est.
ii. Depression, Suicide and Mental Health Resources
1. The Grant Halliburton Foundation has a number of programs aimed at teaching people how to recognize the signs of distress or suicidal crisis in a young person and how to lead them to help.
2. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
3. National Institute of Mental Health
4. National Alliance on Mental Illness
5. Mental Health America
iii. Depression Screening
iv. Half of Us resource for college youth