National Mental Health Awareness Month Resources
If you are struggling, you are not alone. 970 million people worldwide have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. (Our World in Data, 2018) Studies show that among youth with severe depression, only 27.3% received consistent treatment. This number has not declined since 2011 and is increasing due to the isolation and stress from COVID-19.
Here are some resources that offer support to volunteers and families.
NAMI NH provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness and suicide. It is comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers.
The Doorway is a new program that helps people with an opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD). There are nine Doorway locations for people seeking help for substance use, whether they need treatment, support, or resources for prevention and awareness. The regional Doorways ensure that help is always less than an hour away.
Mental Health America promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. They advocate for prevention services, early identification and intervention, integrated services, care and treatment, with recovery as the goal.
The Crisis Text Line is there for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime.
The Partnership to End Addiction provides personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction.
NIDA is a trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.
211 is New Hampshire's first statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service. New Hampshire residents can dial 211 to be connected with trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide them with the health and human service information they need to get help, give help or discover options.
Start Your Recovery brings together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this resource, students can hear stories from people with similar experiences and learn how to recognize and deal with substance misuse.