On April 7, 1998, Kristin Brooks committed suicide. It was a horrible tragedy for those who knew and loved her. What could be done, wondered her husband Reese Butler, to help those who were still alive and hurting like Kristin was that horrible April day?
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If you are a veteran, or a family member or a friend of a veteran and searching for help, you are not alone. Through the US Department of Veterans Affairs, this website will offer you a plethora of help.
The Veterans Crisis Line through the Veterans Administration helps connect veterans with mental health treatment they need. There are confidential toll-free hotlines to call, online chatrooms, or text messages to help a Veteran in need of therapy and mental health treatment.
Helping those in Minnesota, the United States, Africa, Middle East and Worldwide, the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) a person can receive outpatient care, and have advocates willing and able to speak for them and with them.
The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NCDJJDP) has created a website to help stop school violence. Finding out positive ways to deal with youth development for ALL youths can help curb some of the horrible violence that happens now. Education is the best knowledge–the best way to help children understand that violence IS NOT the answer to issues in school.
The idea behind this website is that if every child can get a good, overall, balanced healthy school meal and school day while being treated fairly and responsibly, perhaps our days of school violence could be put behind us. Wishful thinking perhaps, but one less school violence issue is well worth it, psychologically-wise as well as socially-wise.
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
We envision a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable and accessible home. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. We take as our first principle of practice that people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness must be actively involved in all of our work. Our programs are centered around public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing, and are focused on the issues of housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.
Defeat Depression was started in July 2007 (by Hannah Dawnielle) for anyone suffering with mental illness. We’re always here to listen and lend a helping hand. You are NOT alone. Our hope is that you find DD to be a safe haven. Here you will NOT be judged. Feel free to speak your mind, just be kind when going about it.
UCI MIND seeks to conduct research to enhance the quality of life for the elderly by identifying factors and life-style approaches that promote successful brain aging.