Resources

There is a stigma attached to Mental Health, and there really shouldn’t be. Mental health and mental illnesses have been around for a very, very long time, and a vast majority of us have a mental illness or two, or even three. My very strong opinion is that everyone on this planet has it in one form or another; the problem is most people either refuse to accept it, and educate themselves, or sweep it under the rug and deal with it in their own way. In fact, not too many years ago, many people with various mental illnesses would find themselves being tossed into an asylum for the mentally insane and left there hidden away from society.

So it’s not surprising that people refuse to accept it themselves, or judge others for what they were born with, or what society molded them into. The fear of discovery is real. Luckily, however, with the advent of technology and the means to communicate freely across social media sites, the understanding and acceptance of mental health has increased rapidly. But there still remains a lot of work because trying to understand what makes our brains work is an inexact science at best.

Putting names to our various mental ailments is a double edged sword. While it helps to know what we are dealing with, it also puts a label on it and that’s never good. The key to understanding how to fix or cure a disease of the mind is that there is no cure. I am no doctor and I’m sure there are ways to treat the more serious mental health issues, but in regards to the more common ailments such as anxiety and depression, the best cure is understanding it. Accepting it. Living with it. And the will to wanting to get better.

By using my blog, I hope to at least help my readers understand what I mean by understanding. Accepting. Living with it. And I’ve also gathered together some resources for you all to look over. I sincerely hope you find what you are looking for, and get the help and support you need.


General

Government

Populations (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)

Military/Veterans

Minority

Seniors

Women

Youth, Teens, School and College Students

Disorders

Diagnostic

Getting Help

Support

Hotlines

Many thanks to the website, Social Work License Map, for use of their resources. They have much more information then I can put here, so you can find them here at :