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Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Mental Health (free download!)

Inspiring and Entertaining Videos

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. In Shawn’s TEDxBloomington presentation, he says that most modern research focuses on the average, but that “if we focus on the average, we will remain merely average.” He wants to study the positive outliers, and learn how not only to bring people up to the average, but to move the entire average up.

SMART Recovery

How to Get Self- Control

Who Controls You

Englightened Self

The Trouble With Self-esteem

Unconditional Self-Acceptance

Stages of Change

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous
Chemically Dependent Anonymous
Clutterers Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA)
Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
Families Anonymous
Emotions Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous
Methadone Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous
On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
Recovering Couples Anonymous
Secular Organization for Sobriety (Save Our Selves/SOS)
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
The Other Bar (a 12 Step organization for California lawyers and judges)
Women for Sobriety

Co-occurring Disorders Mental and substance use conditions often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use conditions often have a mental health condition at the same time and vica versa. Visit our site to learn more.

Co-occurring Disorders & Homelessness: a vision of systems of care for persons experiencing co-occurring disorders and persons who are homeless.

Consumer / Survivor Mental Health Information – SAMHSA sponsors a variety of consumer affairs activities such as to attend national conferences, meetings to address the needs of consumers/survivors, regional consumer meetings, programs to address discrimination and stigma and other issues related to mental illness, the development and dissemination of educational materials, and much more.

Homeless Resource Center: an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels.

Projects for Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness: a state formula grant for people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion – enhances acceptance and social inclusion by ensuring that people with mental health problems can live full, productive lives within communities without fear of prejudice and discrimination.

Recovery Month – An annual observance that highlights the societal benefits of , lauds the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible.

Partners for Recovery – seeks to improve services, systems of care and supports; and provides technical resources to those who deliver services to prevent & treat substance use and mental health conditions.

10×10 Wellness Campaign – promoting the importance of addressing all parts of a person’s life in hopes of increasing life expectancy for persons with mental health problems by 10 years over the next 10 years.

Services in Supportive Housing: a to provide intensive services to prevent or reduce chronic homelessness.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access and Recovery for People who are Homeless

Voice Awards – recognizing entertainment industry professionals and who have given a voice to people with mental health problems.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Recovery Resources

A variety of resources provide additional information on Recovery Month and mental, substance use, and co-occurring disorders, as well as prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. The toll-free numbers and websites below are available for people to share their experiences, learn from others, and seek help from professionals. Through these resources, individuals can interact with others and find support on an as-needed, confidential basis.

SAMHSA Website ( – Leads efforts to reduce the impact of mental and/or substance use disorders on communities nationwide.

SAMHSA’s national Helpline, 1-800-662-HeLp (4357) – or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD) – Provides

24-hour, free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

SAMHSA’s “Find and Mental Health Treatment” Website ( – Contains information about treatment options and special services located in your area.

SAMHSA’s “Co-occurring Disorders” Website ( – Contains information on co-occurring disorders, treatment, issues, and facts.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

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