When a friend or family member has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it is a traumatic event that impacts the entire family. It is normal to feel scared, confused, or angry. If you are finding it difficult to determine whether or not your family member is at risk of suicide, seek help, and don’t wait. Families and friends play a key role in suicide prevention. This guide will help you understand how to respond to your loved ones who are in emotional distress and struggling with thoughts of suicide, as well as how to help get them the necessary support and treatment.
Compassion fatigue and its kin, such as secondary traumatic stress, PTSD, empathic distress and vicarious trauma, create issues in our lives. Providing authentic, sustainable self-care daily can help manage and lessen the disruptive issues associated with compassion fatigue.
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.
Advocates for youth rights in mental health, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and the other systems that serve young people, while empowering them to be equal partners in the process of change.
Provides an overview of psychosis among youth and young adults. It offers guidance on how to provide support, and recommendations for treatment.
Fact sheet offers young adults information on living with psychosis. It discusses causes of psychosis, and approaches to treatment,
London-based project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other unusual sensory experiences or beliefs. They also offer support for parents/families, and training for youth workers, social workers, mental health professionals and other supporters.
Provides the training and networks all individuals, families, and communities need to recover and maximize their full potential.
Science-based, secular alternative to Al-Anon and Johnson Intervention. Our method is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training).
National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Call 1-800-273-8255 Text MT to the number 741-741 and a Crisis Counselor will respond immediately to provide assistance.
Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) and depression affect millions of people. Their family members and friends are affected too. If someone you love has a mood disorder, you may be feeling helpless, overwhelmed, confused, and hopelessor you may feel hurt, angry, frustrated, and resentful. You may also have feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation, or feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and fear. All of these feelings are normal. This brochure will tell you a little about what your family member or friend is going through, and how you can help your loved one and yourself.
The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities. This year we have included some specific information about resources to assist youth with transition to a successful adulthood.
The Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nations largest grassroots organization for people with mental illnesses and their families.
Includes toolkits, data, guides, and strategies for preventing suicide.
A Resource for Individuals and Communities in the Development of Comprehensive Mental Health Services in Montana.
Nonprofit organization that unites sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. The I Got Better campaign aims to challenge the dominant narrative of hopelessness in mental health care by making stories of hope and mental wellness widely available through a variety of media. They also have a video series at MindFreedom International Media Voices for Choice.
One of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences.
Aims to support the International Hearing Voices Movement by connecting people, sharing ideas, distributing information, highlighting innovative initiatives, encouraging high quality respectful research and promoting its values across the world.
explores madness from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, featuring survivors, authors, advocates, professionals, and artists.
Online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.