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

Addiction Guide

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

A national organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
Telephone: 800-233-4050
Website: CHADD
Link: CHADD Resource Directory

Disabilities Law Program – Community Legal Aid Society

Providing advocacy services for Delaware residents with physical or mental disabilities.
Link: Disabilities Law Program – Delaware
Website: 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.

Mental Health.Gov

Providing one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
Website: MentalHealth.gov

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.
Website: NAMI
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.
Website: NIMH

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

Psych Central

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)

Leading the public health efforts to advance behavioral health, and to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America.
Website: SAMHSA
Link: SAMHSA Topics Resources

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

Understanding Addiction

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

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