Families Anonymous is a 12-step group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one’s use of mind-altering substances or related behavioral problems.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, advocates for access to services, treatment, support resources and research.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a no-cost, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the closest crisis center.
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide among college and university students.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24, educates young people and adults on detecting and responding to suicide risk among LGBTQ youth and advocates for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a nonprofit organization that funds suicide and suicide prevention research. It also offers educational programs and resources for professionals, survivors of suicide loss and the public. AFSP chapters organize awareness events and build connections among local resources.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors several prevention campaigns.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of individuals who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with nearly 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries worldwide.
Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by a family member or friend’s addiction.
Al-Anon and Alateen host face-to-face meetings where members share their insights and experiences regarding how alcohol addiction of a loved one has impacted them.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects military veterans in crisis,their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text message.
MedicineNet provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website. It is a great reference for specific medication education material.