Mental Health & Addiction
ADHD Awareness Month – Resources and Facts About ADHD
The mission is to educate the public about ADHD by disseminating reliable information, including the articles, 7 Facts You Need to Know about ADHD and ADHD Symptoms and Diagnosis
Website: ADHD Awareness Month
Link: ADHD Symptoms and Diagnosis
Link: 7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD
Helping family and friends with addiction. Providing resources on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances.
Website: Addiction Guide
Alcoholism and Addiction Intervention
Drug and alcohol recover programs from Discovery Place.
Link: Alcoholism and Addiction Intervention
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
Disabilities Law Program – Community Legal Aid Society
Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS)
Providing statewide preventative services, early intervention services, and mental health and substance abuse treatment programs for children and youth in Delaware.
Website: Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Service
Link: Prevention & Early Intervention Service – Information for Families
Link: State of Delaware Mental Health Agencies – Advocacy Resources
Drug Rehab Guides for Teens & Families
Equipping patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.
Website: Drug Rehab
Link: Teen Drug Abuse
Link: A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
Help Is Here Delaware
Delaware DHSS’ website and 24/7 Crisis Helpline to help those struggling with addiction. Find information about prevention, and treatment sources for detox and long-term recovery.
Website: Help Is Here Delaware
Hey, You! App for Families
Hey, You! is designed to help families calm at-home chaos. Through the app, learn how to make daily routines infectious fun for the whole family. The app gives parents the tools they need to decrease family chaos by remediating difficulties with task completion.
Link: Hey, You! App downloads for Apple and Android devices.
Providing one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
Mental Health Association in Delaware
Promoting improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support and advocacy.
Telephone: 302-654-6833 or 800-287-6423 (Kent and Sussex)
Website: Mental Health Association in Delaware
National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI)
Dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Advocating for better access to services, treatment, supports and research. Raising awareness and hope for those in need.
Local Contact: NAMI Delaware
Information Hotline: 800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH)
A family-run organization whose focus is on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs, and the families who care for them.
Website: National Federation of Families
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
To transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicide crisis or emotional distress.
Telephone: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Not My Kid
Empowering and educating youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior. Educating families about current trends, warning signs, and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors.
Website: Not My Kid
Office of Adolescent Health – Mental Health
Helping adolescents and their families find the mental health care and programs they need.
Website: Office of Adolescent Health – Mental Health
Link: Access to Mental Health Care
Link: Mental Health Disorders
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – Medicine Abuse Project
Providing comprehensive resources to help end medicine abuse. Find information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse, and how to safeguard the medicine in your home.
Website: Medicine Abuse Project
A mental health social network run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers.
Website: Psych Central
Student Mental Health Resources
Expert advice and school resources for understanding mental health disorders and getting help.
Link: Student Mental Health Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Prevention Coalition
Providing an accessible drug use and abuse prevention resource for teens, parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults. Find educational resources to better understand the effects of drugs and alcohol.
Website: The Prevention Coalition
Learn how addiction can hijack one’s brain.
Link: Understanding Addiction – How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Young Adult / College Student Resources – BestCollege
A collection of Mental Health and Disability guides for college students and young adults considering college. Scroll down page to find topics on:
Mental Health – Eating Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Challenges
Disability – College and Career Guides for Students with Disabilities