Links to Related Sites
Teen Challenge New England (Residential drug recovery program for teens)
Human Rights Links:
Leah Ida Harris - A mother, a survivor, storyteller, and a crusader for social justice, human rights, and disability rights.
Mad in America - Providing news, resources, blogs, forums, and a community for people interested in critically re-thinking mental health care in the US and abroad.
Recovering from Psychiatry - “I spent fourteen years lost in the mental health system. Today, I live free from psychiatric labels and psychotropic drugs.” Laura Delano, a psychiatric liberation activist, writer, and community organizer…"What does it mean to recover from Psychiatry? For me, it's meant healing from the physical, emotional, cognitive, and existential trauma of psychiatric labels and psychotropic drugs, which has taken time, patience, acceptance, and unyielding determination." Laura's website hosts many of the resources she found helpful throughout her process of awakening and liberation from Psychiatry. She believes that self-education -- and challenging the narratives of those in positions of social, political, and financial power -- is critical if one is to make truly informed choices.
Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) - We believe that we are a part of a civil and human rights movement and that real change does not happen on a sustainable level unless everyone is involved in the process and issues like discrimination, poverty, imbalances of power and acceptance of natural diversity are addressed.
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health.
SAMHSA has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome.
To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified 10 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on people and emerging opportunities. See SAMHSA's 10 Strategic Initiatives.
SAMHSA - Co-Occurring Disorders - This is the section of SAMHSA's website dedicated to news, features, and resources for Co-Occurring Disorders.
SAMHSA - Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (The ADS Center) - SAMHSA's ADS Center helps people design, implement and operate programs that reduce discrimination and stigma associated with mental illnesses. With the most up-to-date research and information, the Center helps individuals, organizations and governments counter such discrimination and stigma in the community, in the workplace, and in the media.
Previously called the Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma, SAMHSA has changed the name of the ADS Center. Reducing stigma will continue to be part of the ADS Center's work.
SAMHSA - Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to provide this on-line resource for locating treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
SAMHSA - What a Difference a Friend Makes - SAMHSA launched the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. The prevalence of serious mental health conditions in this age group is almost double that of the general population, yet young people have the lowest rate of help-seeking behaviors. This group has a high potential to minimize future disability if social acceptance is broadened and they receive the right support and services early on.
Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) - The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) creates conditions that support healing and growth for individuals and the community as a whole through learning opportunities, advocacy, peer-to-peer support and the development of regional and national networks. We also believe that we are a part of a civil and human rights movement and that real change does not happen on a sustainable level unless everyone is involved in the process and issues like discrimination, poverty, imbalances of power and acceptance of natural diversity are addressed.
9Muses Art Center - 9Muses Art Center is a drop-in center in Lauderhill, FL, for those with mental and behavioral health issues. The center provides advocacy, education, empowerment and prevention and offers a fine arts curriculum to promote recovery. Contact 9Muses for additional information.
I'm Not Ashamed - Spreading the message that mental heath conditions are nothing to be ashamed of! They are not a choice, character flaw, or a weakness. We are helping end the harmful stigma associated with mental heath conditions and advocating for better and more accessible healthcare. Tweet @teamnotashamed.
South Dakota United For Hope and Recovery - SDUnited is a statewide peer-run non-profit organization. We are managed and directed by people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and/or extreme/altered states. We are growing potential as we pursue improved advocacy, education, and support by and with our peers:
- South Dakota United for Hope and Recovery is a peer-run statewide education, advocacy, and support organization dedicated to sharing experience and knowledge of mental health recovery and wellness principles with the people of our state.
- We envision a world where people acknowledge that everyone goes through mental distress and trauma; a world where people treat one another with mutual respect and have equal rights and responsibilities, including the right to choose their own path to recovery and healing.
…return to Previous Page