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Carroll Anti-Stigma Resilience Effort (C.A.R.E.)

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Inc. 295 Stoner Avenue, Suite 306, Westminster, MD 21157. Phone: 410-871-7645

https://healthycarroll.org/c-a-r-e/

The goal of C.A.R.E. is to improve the lives of those struggling with a mental health or substance abuse concern by increasing knowledge, reducing discrimination, and removing barriers to treatment and recovery. Greater awareness and understanding will let those who need help obtain it within a more supportive community, and ultimately to achieve greater health and well- being.

Offers connections to mental health and substance abuse concerns resources and support.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll County

http://namiccmd.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll Co. educates, advocates, listens, and leads mental health programs in the county.

Visit their website for info on services, resources, online support groups, events, and volunteer opportunities.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – MD Chapter

https://afsp.org/chapter/maryland

Educates communities about mental health & suicide prevention, advocates for public policy, and offers support for suicide loss survivors.

See their page for more info about their programs (like Seize the Awkward & #RealConvo) & upcoming events in our area.

AFSP – Have a #RealConvo About Mental Health! Look up Quick Tips & #RealConvo Guides on how to start (and continue) conversations on mental health, reach out for help, and more!

https://afsp.org/realconvo#realconvo-guides https://youtu.be/lGOaN0jLFXA

Pro Bono Counseling Project & the WARMLine

https://probonocounseling.org/

If you are a Marylander experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, a life transition, relationship issues, or any other issue that can be addressed through talk therapy, but you are facing difficulties affording counseling, reach out to the Pro Bono Counseling Project at (410) 825-1001.

The WARMLine is available weekdays from 10:00AM – 6:00PM.

If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just need someone to talk to, call 211 and ask for the WARMLine OR call (443) 608-9182 directly today for help. A mental health professional is standing by to listen to your concerns and refer you to any additional resources you may need.

Mental Wellness Care Group Crossroads Community Church

895 Leidy Road, Westminster MD 21157 https://www.myccc.church/mental-health-support/

This group for adults offers a safe place for those who struggle with a range of emotions such as depression, loneliness, fear, anxiety, compulsions, and obsessive thoughts.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/index.htm

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://www.nami.org/home

Mental Health America (MHA)

https://www.mhanational.org/

MentalHealth.gov

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/

The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

https://adaa.org/

The Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (LGBTQIA+ Mental Health support)

Veteran Mental Health

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

More resources for Veterans can be found on the Veteran Resources Page

Helpguide’s Coronavirus Mental Health Toolkit

https://www.helpguide.org/coronavirus-mental-health-toolkit.htm

National Mental Health Association 800-969-NMHA (6642)

2000 N. Beauregard St., 6th floor, Alexandria, VA 22311

Starfish

If you or someone else needs help with mental, emotional, and/or human services, or anything else related to your well-being, please raise your hand in Starfish (Links to an external site.) and complete a Student Concern Report.

Alternatively, you can complete a webform by clicking on the Student Concern Report Icon on a College desktop computer. The Director of Student Care and Integrity, Dr. DaVida Anderson, will work with a team to reach out or follow up with you and provide support and/or resources.

https://www.carrollcc.edu/Student-Services/Student-Resources/Student-Care- And-Integrity/

BHS Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Feeling stressed or depressed? Need to talk to someone? Carroll students have FREE, 24/7 access to confidential counseling & other services to support your well-being. Call 800-327-2251 | Download the BHS App, or visit: portal.BHSonline.com | Username: CARROLLCC

Carroll Community College, Self-Care Reflection Infographic

Active Minds

To access their Self-Care & Mental Health page with examples, strategies, recommendations, and other free resources, click this link (https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/self-care/)

CCC has its own Active Minds student organization! To learn more and get involved, click this link (https://carrollcc.instructure.com/courses/3126). Blog post: “Managing Wellness During Exam Season”

https://www.activeminds.org/blog/managing-wellness-during-exam-season/

Blog post: “Stress Less Week: 12 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Finals”

https://www.activeminds.org/blog/stress-less-week-12-ways-to-practice-self- care-during-finals/

Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA)

Visit their page on “How to Create Your Own Self-Care Plan” by clicking this link (https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/07/how-to-create-your-own-self- care-plan/)

VeryWellMind

Learn how to do a “Body Scan Meditation” by clicking this link (https://www.verywellmind.com/body-scan-meditation-why-and-how)

Learn how to do “Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety” by clicking this link (https://www.verywellmind.com/abdominal-breathing)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential emotional support service to people in suicidal or emotional distress. The Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

SPEAK

speakforthem.org

SPEAK promotes the prevention of youth suicide and works to dispel the social stigma surrounding suicide and depression through a campaign of education and awareness at the community level.

Maryland TraumaNet

https://www.maryland-traumanet.com/mental-health/online-support- communities-you-are-not-alone/

Maryland TraumaNet offers a comprehensive list of online support groups and communities for different mental health conditions.

PTSD Alliance

http://www.ptsdalliance.org/help/

Provides list of resources/support links, including directories and tools to find PTSD support groups in your area.

Trauma Survivors Network – Peer Support Groups

https://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/peer-support-groups

Contains information about how to join a peer support group and locate one in your area. Also has an online community forum of their own to (as written on website) “link up with other survivors and their families for information, support, and ”

CPTD Foundation – Safe Virtual Community

https://cptsdfoundation.org/safe-support-groups/

Has a virtual “Safe Support Group” that exists as a private Facebook group for

adults living with Complex PTSD, moderated by CPTD Foundation Staff.

Bridges to Recovery – Finding Support Groups/Networks

https://www.bridgestorecovery.com/blog/staying-ahead-of-ptsd-finding- support-groups-or-networks/

To view the recommended online groups/communities/online forums, scroll

down to “A Variety of Available Forums”

Everyday Health, PTSD-Guide-Resources

https://www.everydayhealth.com/ptsd/guide/resources/

To view their list of support groups, scroll down to “Best Advocacy and Support Groups for PTSD”. Some of these groups are for military veterans, but not all— there are also other resources/info offered on this site.

PTSD United

https://ptsdunited.org/

A health & wellness website with articles, reviews, and information about topics related to PTSD and other health issues—has a free, anonymous online social/support community.

Hope Recovery

https://www.hope4-recovery.org/group.html

Registration site for their Support Groups & Workshops.

From their Home page: “Hope Recovery’s support program offers survivors of abuse and sexual trauma a variety of support groups, workshops, newsletters, and publications to assist, educate and support the journey of healing. Related issues that survivors may experience include PTSD, dissociation, eating disorders, and relapse prevention for addictions.”

Gift From Within

https://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/groups.html

Contains information about PTSD support groups (online & offline) by state/country and other resources about PTSD and trauma.

Mental Health America

https://www.mhanational.org/find-support-groups “Find Support Groups” Tool/Database

Contains information about national and local specialized support group options (including PTSD), as well as other resources. More of a general resource.

VeryWellMind

https://www.verywellmind.com/best-online-anxiety-support-groups-4692353

List of “Best Online Anxiety Support Groups”

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp

While this is a resource from the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, it does have resources about PTSD awareness, services, and getting help for all who need support

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information

http://www.ptsdinfo.org/

Website containing links to other sites/organizations that provide PTSD support/advocacy (National Center for PTSD, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Gift from Within, The National Center for Victims of Crime)

The Dart Center

“Resources on Self-Care & Peer Support” (https://dartcenter.org/topic/self- care-peer-support)

“PTSD & Mental Health” (https://dartcenter.org/topic/ptsd-mental-health) Contains information in the form of articles, tips, videos, and other tools through their site about coping with traumatic stress, PTSD, and managing mental health

Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress education & Advocacy

https://www.sidran.org/for-survivors-and-loved-ones/

Contains helpful resources for survivors and loved ones, among other trauma resources such as articles/fact sheets, info about treatment options, and special topics.