Helpful links

Grief

Griefnet.org 
An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. 

The Compassionate Friends
A national, nonprofit, self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child of any age. 

Depression

National Institute of Mental Health - Depression
A detailed booklet on depression published by the National Insitute on Mental Health. 

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) 
An organization dedicated to researching causes of depression and supporting those dealing with depression. 

PsychEducation
This website is about  “depression plus”:  more than plain depression. Weirder or more “up and down” — but not manic.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information on alcoholics anonymous including how to find a local meeting. 

Al-Anon/Alateen
Information for adults and teens affected by someone's drinking including how to find a meeting. 

Addiction Guide
A reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances.

WINGS Foundation, Inc. 
A resource for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 

General Resources

Maryland Psychological Association
Articles and resources for mental health infomation. 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. 

American Psychological Association
Information and articles on topics having to do with psychology. 

AtHealth.com
General information on various mental health topics. 

American Psychiatric Association 
General information and resources on psychiatry. 

The National Mental Health Association
General information on various mental health topics. 

Anxiety

Anxieties.com
A self-help website for individuals suffering from various anxiety disorders.

Eating Disorders

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
Information on eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and compulsive overeating. 

Sleep

Tuck.com
A community for advancing better sleep.

Military

 

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users.

Asbestos and Our Veterans

Through the mid-1970's the U.S. military used asbestos-containing materials to build ships, tanks, aircraft and more, putting service men and women at risk of mesothelioma, a dangerous lung cancer caused by asbestos.