Resources
I hope these are helpful to you as they have been to me in my life and work. I am, of course, not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites. You can also check out my "Need Help Now?" page for immediate assistance and online support groups.

OREGON RESOURCES

NAMI Oregon ~ National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

EASA ~ Early Assessment and Support Alliance

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance is a network of programs and individuals across Oregon who are focused on providing rapid identification, support, assessment and treatment for teenagers and young adults who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis. EASA is designed as a transitional program, with the goal of providing the education and resources the person needs to be successful in the long-term. Most individuals participate in EASA for about two years, although that time frame varies.

Autism Society of Oregon

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Oregon – and the world. If you haven’t already, you will meet someone with autism. The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.

Portland Aspergers Network (PAN)

Portland Aspergers Network is a parent support organization in Portland, Oregon. PAN assists families and people living with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism (HFA), PDD-NOS and an umbrella of high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.

Adult Asperger & Autism Portland Support Group

Adult Asperger & Autism Portland Support Group is a collaborative, peer-facilitated support group run by and for late-diagnosed mature autistic (ASD) adults who live in or who have recently moved to the Portland, Oregon metro area. The group addresses concerns related to housing, access to community resource providers and agencies, employment and adult relationships. 

Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)

OFSN is a statewide non-profit organization that supports families who are raising a child with significant mental health challenges.

OFSN provides education, support and advocacy for individual families and support systems. 

Oregon Department of Human Services: Children and Youth

DHS works hard to help children be healthy and safe, but the public also plays a key role in helping children in danger. 

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Oregon

Drug Rehabilitation facilities listings in Oregon.

Loving Care Senior Referral Service

Over 20 years of experience helping seniors and families at no cost, helping families locate Assisted Living, Residential Care, Retirement Living, Adult Foster Care, Skilled Nursing and Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Communities. Upon request, they will be your tour guide through the community of your choice. They gather information from you regarding care needs along with personal and family preferences in order to recommend the appropriate type of community. Next they match your requirements such as care, services, medication management, meals, activities, location, cost, room availability, etc.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

US Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

National Resource Directory (NRD)

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The Directory provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.

Strong 365
Getting help in the first stages of psychosis offers the best chance for full recovery. It is also a time when risks to health and well-being are highest. The goal of getting into specialized support early is to set off on a smoother path to wellness, allowing you to get back to the life you want to live sooner. Learn more about early psychosis treatment and find the center nearest you.

Directory of of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs In the USA

The purpose of this directory is to create a database and directory of early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. Additional goals include helping people find resources in their communities and facilitating a communicated network among these programs. This information is up-to-date as of May 15th, 2016, but its relevance may change as programs do.

Core Competencies What Every Teacher and School Professional Needs to Know About Psychosis and Young People

This booklet is designed to introduce school professionals to the core competencies of detection, referral, and support of students experiencing the early signs of psychosis. It aims to assist school professionals in: Recognizing the early symptoms of psychosis; understanding the causes of psychosis; utilizing a Learning Support Toolkit of easy-to-use student support strategies; and facilitating referrals to mental health resources.

Mental Health.gov

MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professional, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder and provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Pat Deagan

Pat Deagan is another person with schizophrenia who has written lots of self-help materials and has a lot to teach.

Fred Frese

Dr. Fred Frese is a psychologist who has specialized in the area of schizophrenia for over forty years. Diagnosed with the condition when he was 25, he has worked tirelessly as a practitioner and advocate for consumers and their families. His website his a wealth of information. 

Schizophrenia.com

An excellent collection of stories from people who have experienced schizophrenia, new research, and resources. 

Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland's site has a number of excellent articles on recovery. Her booklet, "Wellness Recovery Action Plan" is recommended. She also great resources for fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.

National Empowerment Center

Lots of resources for people in recovery.

Dealing with cognitive dysfunction associated with psychiatric disabilities manual

A handbook for families and friends of individuals with psychiatric disorders.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy

We help people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation.

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