Help Organizations

 
Mental Health Resources
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_landing&gclid=CJWOseWhx7wCFeRi7Aodi3EAPg
Mental Health America (MHA) http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) http://www.nami.org/
Alzheimer’s Association, Maintain Your Brain www.alz.org/maintainyourbrain/overview.asp
AARP Games and Puzzles www.aarp.org/fun/puzzles
Memory Fitness Institute www.memoryfitnessinstitute.org/default.asp
Brain Injury Association of America, Preventing Brain Injury Among Seniors www.biausa.org/Pages/prevention_matters.html#seniors

 

 
Victims of Violence, Abuse, Crisis and Crime Resources
Safe Horizon – Moving victims of violence from crisis to confidence http://www.safehorizon.org/?gclid=CNemnMyjx7wCFTRo7AodIxQAcA
Oprah’s Where to Get Help for Domestic Violence http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Domestic-Violence-Organizations-Where-to-Get-Help
Nova – National Organization for Victim Assistance – Crime/Crisis http://www.trynova.org/
Partners in Prevention – “End Intimate Partner Abuse in Your Relationship” http://www.enddomesticabuse.org/domestic_violence_trt.php?gclid=CNm5qeKmx7wCFVQV7AodJ2kALA
Joyful Heart Foundation – Joyful Heart works to heal, educate and empower the abused and assaulted http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/?gclid=CM-Uytukx7wCFWxp7Aod1w8AnQ

 

 
Drug – Alcohol – Substance Abuse Resources
The Treatment Center – Alcohol and Drug Abuse http://www.thetreatmentcenter.com/lp/drug-abuse-lp/?mm_campaign=8dce91bb9eaf191799b730525ae912e9&keyword=drug%20and%20alcohol%20abuse&search&&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=DrugAbuseSearch&ad_type=p&creative=26017843869&position=1t2&gclid=CODW–anx7wCFY1r7Aod51sAtA
National Institutes of Health – Drug Abuse Organization http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NIDA.htm
List of addiction and substance abuse organizations – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_addiction_and_substance_abuse_organizations
As You Age – A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration asyouage.samhsa.gov

 

 
Family, Children and Marriage Resources
AAMFT American Association for Marriage and Family Theropy http://www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/
iAMFC International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors http://www.iamfconline.org/
National Children’s Alliance http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=100
Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?subjID=41&rate_chno=11-11136

 

 
Trying to quit smoking? There are free sites with great information, methods and alternatives
Smokefree – Get Help to Stop Smoking http://smokefree.gov/
Be Tobacco Free http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
American Lung Association www.lungusa.org
National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) www.cdc.gov/tobacco/how2quit.htm

 

 
Exercise Resources
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Senior Health, Exercise for Older Adults nihseniorhealth.gov/exercise/toc.html
Weightlifting: 20 Benefits for Mind and Body http://muscles.zone/weightlifting-20-benefits-for-mind-and-body
AARP Physical Activity Resource Webpage www.aarp.org/health/fitness

 

 
Health Resources – Blood PSI, Cholesterol, Weight and Nutrition
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp
American Heart Association, High Blood Pressure www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2114
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s National Cholesterol Education Campaign www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd
American Heart Association, Cholesterol www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1516
MyPyramid.gov (Dietary Guidelines) from the United States Department of Agriculture www.mypyramid.gov
Modified Food Pyramid for Older Adults from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy nutrition.tufts.edu/consumer/pyramid.html
American Dietetic Association www.eatright.org/Public
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements ods.od.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Weight-control Information Network, “Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults” win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/young_heart.htm#tipsolder
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, How to Lose and Manage Weight www.fda.gov/loseweight
American Heart Association, Overweight www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=497

 

 
Oral Health Care Resources
American Dental Association www.ada.org
American Academy of Periodontology, “How to Keep a Healthy Smile for Life” www.perio.org/consumer/smileforlife.htm

 

 
Stress Reduction Resources
Discovery Health Channel, Stress Management Center health.discovery.com/centers/stress/stress.html
AARP, Managing Stress www.aarp.org/health/staying_healthy/stress
American Heart Association, Managing Stress www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=360
American Federation for Aging Research, Infoaging.org www.infoaging.org/l-stress-home.html

 

 
Safety Resources

State Child Passenger Safety Laws

www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute www.bhsi.org

 

 
General Resources
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation www.GMHFonline.org 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 654-7850
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry www.AAGPonline.org 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 654-7850
Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (800) 272-3900
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center www.alzheimers.org PO Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250 (800) 438-4380
American Psychiatric Association www.psych.org 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825, Arlington, VA 22209-3901 (703) 907-7300
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance www.dbsalliance.org 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610-7224 (800) 826-3632
Families for Depression Awareness www.familyaware.org 300 Fifth Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 890-0220
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy Aging www.cdc.gov/aging/health_issues.htm
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org Colonial Place Three, 2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3042 (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
National Institute on Aging (NIA) www.nih.gov/nia Building 31, Room 5C27, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892 (301) 496-1752
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) www.nimh.nih.gov Public Information and Communications Branch, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 (866) 615-6464
National Mental Health Association www.nmha.org 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311 (703) 684-7722
NIH SeniorHealth.gov nihseniorhealth.gov
Philadelphia Mental Health and Aging Resource Guide www.mhaging.org/guide Mental Health/Aging Advocacy Project, Mental Health Association of SE PA, 1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 751-1800, ext. 266
Real Men Real Depression menanddepression.nimh.nih.gov National Institute of Mental Health, Public Information and Communications Branch, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 (866) 615-6464