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ACE 101: Parental Substance Abuse

Stop Abuse Campaign

There are a lot of complexities with parental substance abuse as one of the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in terms of policy and prevention, but first, we need to understand it from a child’s point of view. . Why is parental substance abuse a trauma? Substance abuse can complicate the parent-child attachment.

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Resources to Know During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

The Lifeline provides “free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.” By texting ‘TALK’ to 741741, you can have a confidential text conversation with someone.

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Helpful Resources During Suicide Prevention Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

The Lifeline provides “free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.” By texting ‘TALK’ to 741741, you can have a confidential text conversation with someone. Crisis Text Line. Trans Lifeline.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Society of Clinical Psychology

And here is the White House’s press release with information on the prevalence of these conditions and new ways to get some help, including: dialing 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline calling 1-800-662-HELP for support or resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration going to FindSupport.gov for (..)

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Member Voices: Be Wary of Mental Health ‘Experts’ on Social Media

Social Work Blog

Monteiro, LCSW The past two years were filled with fear and uncertainty, exacerbating a mental health crisis with an increase in anxiety, depression, suicide rates, and substance abuse. Dial 988 on your phone to get free and confidential support services. Monteiro, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Boston.

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ACE 101: Parental Mental Illness

Stop Abuse Campaign

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ’s national helpline offers free, confidential referral and information services at 1-800-662-4327 (“HELP”). Answer these ten confidential questions developed with the CDC and understand your warning signs. Additional Resources for Help. Take the ACE test here.

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Homelessness is a journey that starts in the family

Stop Abuse Campaign

Mental illness is common among homeless people, but the most common diagnoses include substance abuse and mood disorders. Brian seems to fall into this category; I have known him for years; he suffers from Substance Abuse Disorder, maybe mood disorders, too, but he isn’t psychotic. Do you know your score?