Features a help center along with news of events, publications, and resources for professionals and the public.
|Mental Health America The country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.|
|National Institute of Mental Health
Information on research grants, and a registry for studies seeking volunteers. Includes consumer education pamphlets.
|Stress on the Job
Information, education, management resolution, on-line consultation, fast facts about job stress.
|Mental Health Net
Directory of articles and editorials covering mental health issues. Includes self help resources indexed by symptoms.
|Dr. Irene’s Verbal Abuse Site
Find out how to recognize verbal abuse, how it affects relationships, and what can be done about it from this relationship resource.
Helping you find a therapist or clinic, specializing in Attention Deficit Disorders.
The Latest in the treatment of eating disorders.
|Internet Mental Health
Illnesses to learn more on include anorexia nervosa, alcohol dependence, autistic disorders and avoidant personality.
|Help For Depression This site provides a very comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
Screening for depression website: http://www.depressionscreen.org/
Visit the virtual pharmacy, get health news, ask the doctor a questions, join a chat room or forum, or find out information about health topics.Cancer – a few additional supportive resources for those who are dealing with cancer, which offer insight surrounding some of the most traumatic aspects of the illness:‘Coming out’ with cancer
Bad attitude raises blood pressure risk.
|Mayo Clinic-Health Oasis
Go to the online library or use the search facility to find fitness and exercise advice.
Consult the editors and physician writers of MedicineNet who will research your questions and publish answers.
|DRUG & ALCOHOL INFORMATION|
Founded in 1935, this fellowship has assisted more than two million people with alcohol problems. With contact and meeting information.
Alcohol Addiction Center – alcoholaddictioncenter.org
Find Dual-Diagnosis Rehab Centers Near You – https://www.alltreatment.com/dual-diagnosis-addiction-treatment/
|Al-Anon & Al-Ateen
Offers help and support for the families and friends of alcoholics. Includes special resources for teens.
|National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
Browse through a directory of treatment links provided by the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information.TEST Country – The glossary goes to each individual drug page, which covers stats, history, and facts about the genetic makeup of each drug!https://testcountry.com/pages/all-you-need-to-know-about-by-drug
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Sponsors mental health services and substance abuse treatment programs. Browse statistics, publications, and news releases.
|National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
NIAAA is dedicated to providing alcohol and alcoholism information. Includes a related database and links.
|National Institute on Drug Abuse
Information on NIDA research programs, history, accomplishments, committees, publications and grants.
|Information on Chemical Dependency
Nonprofit organization inCenterCity helps people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction.
Beat addiction by becoming a member and following the 12-step program to a drug-free lifestyle.
Narcotics Anonymous World Services Smoking Cessation Resources1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
This national toll-free number will direct you to a quit hot line in your state or to the National Cancer Institute’s quit line if your state does not offer a quit-smoking hotline.American Cancer Society
This Web site offers information on quitting tobacco, including an online guide.Nicotine Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous uses the 12-step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous to help smokers give up nicotine. QuitNet This online community for smokers and ex-smokers contains news, articles, and a national directory of smoking-cessation programs. The Web site operates in association with the Boston University School of Public Health.How to Quit Smoking Smoke-Free Families
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports this national program to help women stop smoking during and after pregnancy.Smokefree.gov
This Web site provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
United States Department of Health & Human Services
This Web site offers the latest news and information to help people stop smoking.
This website is an easily accessible guide to preventable cancer which includes a short video on what you can do decrease your chances of getting this disease.
Mesothelioma.net is the web’s most comprehensive informational resource on mesothelioma, a rare cancer most commonly developing in the lining of the lungs, and caused by asbestos. Not only is Mesothelioma.net one of the most helpful portals on the web for mesothelioma and related cancers, but it also sponsors The American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation and more.
|Mountain Area Information Network
First Call – the source for community information. Matching service programs for support groups: Parenting, Gay Fathers, Grandparents Raising Children, Mother Love Mentoring Program, Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD, Single Parent,WNC Families CAN.
|401K Help Center|
2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour community number for access to community services and volunteer opportunities. On Track Financial Western North Carolina’s trusted non-profit source for financial education and counseling for over 30 years. We help people achieve their money and housing goals through financial education, counseling, and support so that they can overcome crises, afford their basic needs, improve their money-management skills, and make financial choices rooted in their values.Smart Start of Buncombe County Smart Start of Buncombe County is a non-profit organization and part of North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Smart Start coordinates, plans and funds programs for children aged birth through five and their families, and contracts with local organizations to implement these programs.
International group provides support and recovery tools to compulsive gamblers.
Chicago-based volunteer group provides caregiver resources, chapter locations nationwide, treatment and research information.
Provides information and referral services, employment and volunteer opportunities, day care center programs, and transportation.
|Council on Aging – Jackson County
Jackson County Council on Aging, PO Box 596, Sylva NC, 28779, (828) 586-8562
|Council on Aging – Buncombe County
Keeping the Vital Flame Council on Aging Community Service Center, 50 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville NC, 28801 (828) 258-8027 & 8028 TDD (828) 252-4085
|Council on Aging – Transylvania County
Listing of senior services by county.
|Council on Aging – Henderson County
Listing of senior services by county.
|Council on Aging – Swain County
Listing of senior services by county.
|Council on Aging – Madison County
Listing of senior services by county.
|Family Caregiver Alliance
Advice and support for caregivers can be found on this website. Answers to commonly asked questions by caregivers are answered. The Family Care Navigator helps users navigate the long-term care system by locating local government, nonprofit, and private programs of interest to caregivers and the recipients of long-term care.Seniors
Find articles, links to sites of interest, events diary, health advice, and shopping sites, at this extensive resource for seniors.Isolation and Depression in Aging AdultAbout IsolationThis site offers an overview of the issue, as well as the most prevalent causes and solutions. The site also offers an assessment to help determine whether you or a loved one are at risk for isolation and a service that will text you reminders to check in on your loved ones.
This page features similar information as the above resource, but in an infographic perfect for visual learners.
This guide outlines how you can help keep the aging adults in your life engaged and social, offering a wide range of solutions that can be implemented from near or far.
This article talks specifically about lack of access to transportation as one of the main concerns (and easiest fixes) related to senior isolation and depression.
Transitions, particularly the loss of a loved one and the adjustment to living alone, are major risk factors for depression in the elderly population.
This article discusses how technology can be used to combat social isolation and why it shouldn’t be considered a total solution.
This is an interesting look at poor health as a cause and result of isolation. It also discusses the Roseto effect, and how a close-knit community can positively impact heart health.
Federal Government offers a health information search by topic and age group. With health news and details of support groups and publications.
Q & A with Dr. Weil. Also find archived FAQs, links to self-help topics and recipes.
Health and nutrition resources from the John Hopkins Health Center contains daily news, health features, interactive quizzes, and FAQs.ConsumerSafety.org is a comprehensive resource offering safety guides for infants, families, patients and seniors, as well as publishing important health news, recalls and safety alerts.https://www.consumersafety.org/https://www.consumersafety.org/drugs/ Tuck Sleep Our guides cover everything from in-depth information about the six major types of anxiety and how they affect sleep to help for children and adults suffering from trauma to expert advice as to how to maintain good sleep health throughout life. Check them out here and at https://www.tuck.com: https://www.tuck.com/anxiety-guide-sleep/https://www.tuck.com/trauma-and-sleep/ https://www.tuck.com/mental-illness-and-sleep/Purple.com – help with sleep – https://purple.com/blog/sleep-guide-for-anxiety
Magazine style updates on the range of health issues successful guys are thinking about.
|American Diabetes Guidelines
FAQs, listings of dietary practice groups, information on professional meetings, and nutritional resources.
|American Heart Association
Comprehensive heart disease resource includes risk factors and prevention information, A-Z guide to heart and stroke, and scientific and technical data.
Mental Health and Wellbeing for College Students
With more students taking on more rigorous academic loads, now, more than ever, the need for student access to mental health resources is imperative. We’ve recently updated our series of guidebooks that include information and actionable advice that students can utilize to maintain mental well-being in college. You can find a list of our guides here:
Key elements of our resources include:
– A comprehensive look at the some issues that college students may experience during their academic career
– Tips for how to identify and cope with warning signs of mental health issues with peers
– A list of top mental health organizations and resources students can utilize
– Advice from a number of experts who have excelled in assisting college students with mental health issues
Helpful Information For Student Mental Health
Fighting Suicide and Depression In College
Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Substance Abuse
How To Navigate Stressors, Get Help On Campus and Use Expert Advice
College Student Depression: How to Spot the Signs Early & Get Help
Research organization that promotes women’s health research in an otherwise biased research industry. Read about the programs and membership. The Breast Site
All you need to know for breast health. Plainsense
Plainsense helps with everyday health questions that individuals may have by clarifying general definitions and helps to alert one if medical attention is necessary.
Peace at Work is dedicated to stopping violence before it begins.
|Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Association helps members become and stay certified and also provides them with press releases and a bimonthly magazine.
|Society for Human Resource Management
Industry bulletin with links to related areas.
North Carolina Employee Assistance Professionals Association
NC EAPA provides members with the resources they need to enhance performance and ensure continued growth and success. NC EAPA is the recognized voice of the employee assistance field