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Mental Health Guide

Books:

Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges: A Guide to Life with Emotionally Complex Kids - Deborah Vlock

Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health - Melanie Siebert

Are You OK? A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health - Kati Morton

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness - Anne Harrington.

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs – Lloyd I. Sederer

 

Camden County Library Electronic Resources:

Health Reference Center 

Provides articles from books and journals on many mental health topics. (If you land on the Infobase Products page, choose the "Health Reference Center" tile). Click “Browse” or expand the “Diseases and Disorders” menu. From there, choose “Mental Health and Suicide” or “Substance Abuse and Addiction”.

Salem Health Database

Allows access to books and articles published by Salem Press. Choose “View Subject Index” and choose “Mental Health”, “Mental Illness”, or “Drug Abuse” for lists of online books to view onscreen.

 

Community Resources:

Camden County Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Provides a list of services and resources for residents with mental health or substance use concerns. See the flyer on Mental Health Resources / See the flyer on Covid-19, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Supports

Oaks Integrated Care at 856-428-4357(HELP) is Camden County’s mental health crisis center.

Acute Care Family Support

Assists and educates families with an adult member experiencing a crisis and being assessed in a screening center or affiliated emergency service. Call (856) 522-0639, Ext. 201.

Directory of Mental Health Services 

Provided by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services of the NJ Department of Human Services.

 

Websites and Organizations:

Psychology Today

Offers a way to search for therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, and treatment centers by zipcode.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Advocates, educates and supports people affected by mental illness. Helpline: 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org. 24/7 crisis support via text message at 741741.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Provides education and resources for those affected by suicide and how to help prevent it. Call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ​

Offers free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information services for mental health and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP(4357).

MedlinePlus

A part of the National Institutes of Health, this resource offers relevant information on many health related topics. Choose “Help Topics”. Under “Disorders and Conditions”, choose “Mental Health and Behavior” and “Substance Abuse Problems”.

 

Updated 6/2021