NEVER BE AFRAID TO SEEK HELP

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A PART OF OUR VISION

Part of the vision at Superbands is to empower people to seek out treatment and sources of help. We want you to feel safe in opening up the conversation, regardless of what you may be facing. With so many options available, we want you to know that reaching out for help from a counselor, a support group, or even calling a helpline, is something you should be proud of, not ashamed of.

Though we aim to connect you with sources of help, we at Superbands are not trained mental health professionals. We strongly encourage you to seek out the appropriate resources should you be confronted with issues that are too difficult to face on your own. Remember, nothing is insignificant - everyone has to the right to seek out and receive help.

To request that a service or resource be added, please contact us and let us know. We will be updating these lists regularly and would love to hear of any programs or services offered in your area.

If this is an emergency, do not wait. Please contact your local authorities (911), talk to someone at one of the helplines provided, or seek a mental health professional.


TREATMENT AND COUNSELING

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

American Psychological Association, Counseling Services Locator

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Services Locator

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA), Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

American Association of Christian Counselors, Christian Counseling Service Locator

Alcohol Awareness Council, Alcohol-related resources, support groups and helplines. 


HELPLINES

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

National Hopeline Network, 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1.800.273.TALK (273-8255)

National Child Abuse Hotline, 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453)

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.799.SAFE (799-7233)

AUSTRALIA

Kids Helpline, 1800 551800

Lifeline, 13 11 14

NEW ZEALAND

Lifeline, 0800 543 354

CANADA

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1.800.273.TALK (273-8255)

Kids Help Phone, 1.800.668.6868

Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing, 1.705.476.3355

Suicide Action Montréal, 1.514.723.4000

National Eating Disorder Information Centre, 1.866.633.4220

UNITED KINGDOM

HOPELineUK, 0800 068 41 41


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. They provide a wide variety of education-based resources related to mental health, as well as global statistics, news, and publications.
 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides basic public health information on mental health, and aims to foster collaboration and advancement in the field of mental health in support of their public health mission.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a multifaceted organization made up of esteemed scientists, dedicated survivors of suicide loss, people with mental illnesses and their families, and an expansive network of business and community leaders. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

National Eating Disorders Association is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Services are also available in Canada.

Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and it is the second-largest 12-step organization. As of May 2010, it has been established in 131 countries.

To Write Love On Her Arms is an American non-profit organization which aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self injury, and thoughts of suicide while also investing directly into treatment and recovery.

 

CANADA

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and service.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. They combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across British Columbia.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre is a non-profit organization founded to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. The Mental Health Programs and Services division of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has mandated NEDIC to provide information about issues related to eating disorders, including up-to-date information on what treatment is available.

Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Their Opening Minds initiative is the largest systematic effort in Canadian history focused on reducing stigma related to mental illness.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society provides a reason to hope and the means to cope to families which include persons with a serious mental illness. They offer support and education across the province, while also creating research opportunities related to schziophrenia.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them.

Hope's Garden is a non-profit organization that provides supports and resources to those struggling with and affected by eating disorders. They offer a safe, supportive, and confidential environment where individuals can seek support.

 


A very special thanks to these great organizations for providing us with our resources.