Where to turn
According to the National Institute of Mental Health one in every four Americans suffer from some type of mental illness, ranging from panic disorders to depression. Nearly 14 million live with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and severe depression.
People often don’t know where to turn when dealing with a loved one who has a serious mental illness. Below are resources that can help you to link to services and supports.
Legacy Treatment Services
Legacy Treatment Services, a 501c3 nonprofit, was created as a merger between The Drenk Center and The Children’s Home in addition to an affiliation with Community Treatment Solutions. Independently, each organization was an expert and preferred provider in the programs and services they delivered. Each agency was known for innovation, responsiveness to the community it served and willingness to do whatever it took to provide top-tier care. There programs provide a complement of services for most ages and needs. This continuum of care provides children, adults and families with consistency in care management and aftercare. Together, these organizations formed Legacy Treatment Services, a vibrant agency utilizing cutting-edge technology and evidence-based practice in treatment and clinical care. Legacy is committed and positioned to be responsive and meet the increasingly complex needs of vulnerable children, adults and families. We are dedicated to seeking new innovative solutions that help us provide needed services more efficiently while maintaining stable, sustainable growth.
NJ Connect for Recovery.org
the only call line in New Jersey dedicated to providing counseling specifically to individuals and families who are coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers.
The National alliance on Mental Illness
provides a program geared toward healthy living strategies and skill-building resources for adults. The course is free, confidential and led by trained individuals in recovery from mental illness. The organization also facilitates a discussion group called Teen Consumers, which provides a healthy environment for teenagers to discuss their diagnoses and treatments. The National Alliance on Mental Illness also offers support groups for parents of teens with mental illness. The nonprofit’s website provides a state-by-state directory of local support groups. It has a hotline for general information, referrals and support: 800-950-6264. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ETD weekdays.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people and communities to “understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes.” Those in crisis can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to talk to a counselor.