Resources For Mental Health Month

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ANIMAL COMPANIONSHIP – Information and research on the connection between people and animals. – Organization promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education, and providing education and credentials for therapy animal teams. Visit to learn more about therapy animals and inquire about setting up therapy animal visiting programs. – Organization that helps people receiving hospice or palliative care to care for their pets. – Provides training and certification for dogs to become registered therapy dogs and has teams that make visits in the community. 

WORK-LIFE BALANCE – Job Accomodation Network’s official website with resources for individuals, employers, and others surrounding workplace accomodations and disability employment issues. Also in Spanish. – Data from MHA’s Workplace Health Survey on work environments, workplace stress, employee engagement, and employee benefits. – National initiative in support of workplace flexibility. 

SOCIAL CONNECTION AND RECREATION – A website for individuals living with mental illnesses to find Clubhouses—safe environments with opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single setting. – Color Therapy is an app for every day people, from all walks of life, to de-stress and unwind through a social coloring experience. The in-app community benefits from friendly, unconditional support when voicing their worries, anxieties, or mental health battles, all while creating beautiful artworks to share with the world. – A social network for patients and caregivers to connect, share, and learn from each other about medical conditions, treatment, and support. – LoveKnitting is a global community for makers. We’re dedicated to creating a place where your projects are celebrated, advice is shared and it’s easy to buy supplies. – A safe, supportive online community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them. 

CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS & CAREGIVING – Education, peer support, and resources for family caregivers. – Support and information for people with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar Disorder and their caregivers, including resources for having conversations with treatment professionals. – Information and resources for men dealing with depression. – The American Lung Association provides information and resources around lung diseases, air quality, and tobacco cessation. – Stories and advice from people who either live with mental health issues or care for someone who does. – Information and support about heart disease designed especially for women.

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