Doctor Brock Chisholm the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) famously stated “without mental health, there can be no true physical health”
Since then the WHO has issued a broader definition of mental health “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
In the United States, we have access to many different organizations we can access to educate ourselves and utilize many forms of mental health services. If needed, it is important to take advantage of the resources we have available for our own and our children’s health.
Below is a list of national, local, and online resources.
National, Local, and Online Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina — is the nations largest mental health organization with a wide range of resources online. You can also search for the branch closest to you on their website or click here.
Mental Health USA is a non-profit organization providing resources and information for those coping with mental health symptoms.
Immediate help for those in crisis
North Carolina Suicide & Crisis Hotlines
Veterans Crisis Line — call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to talk to someone.
Crisis Text Line is a texting service you can use to reach out for support
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or those who have hearing loss — this organization has online chat, video relay service (800-273-8255) TTY and Voice/Caption Phone (800-273-8255)
Hopeline NC — Hopeline is a crisis center you can call if you feel you need to talk to someone. Hopeline has volunteers who are trained listeners, not professional counselors.
Help for Autism — children, and adults
IGNITE — Davidson North Carolina based Autism support program for adults with high functioning autism.
Autism Society of North Carolina — Autism Resource Directory
Autism Charlotte — Runs various programs helping children with autism achieve their full potential.
Autism Learning Partners — serving the greater-triangle area NC region.
Resources for Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous North Carolina
Alcohol.org — Provides a list of AA Alternatives
Do not struggle alone, reach out for help
Dr. Gerald Brown is a therapist practicing in Statesville and Cornelius, North Carolina. He is within a short travel distance from Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, and North Charlotte.
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