The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends

Year after year for nearly four decades, The Compassionate Friends has spread hope to more and more bereaved families. TCF has been widely recognized as a unique lifeline for those who are dealing with the tremendous grief that follows the death of a child. The organization has built this reputation in spite of struggling with the financial ups and downs that plague nearly all nonprofits.

From these financial struggles emerged the idea that a foundation might be created with the sole purpose of guaranteeing enough financial stability for The Compassionate Friends to always “be there” to provide emotional support to those who may see no hope. In 2000, thanks to the dedication and commitment of many members and friends of TCF, that dream came true with the creation of TCF Foundation.

While TCF Foundation has come a long way since its inception, there is still a long way to go before its mission can truly be reached. As a member of TCF or simply as a caring individual, you can support TCF Foundation through donations that can take many different forms.

Military Pathways Mental Health Screening

military pathwaysBeing in the military alone can be severely stressful.  Adding a family, or a war, or threat of war to the equation definitely makes it much more stressful.  This website is tied in with the United States Department of Defense and the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health, who are trying to find via assessments if a military man or woman is experiencing traumatic events.

For instance, these assessments will help a person find out whether or not they might have some common mental health issues including, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, alcohol problems and more. Of course, just as with Psych Central, the screening will not provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see your own professional.   It will help point you towards a direction, tell you what you might have and where best you can seek assistance.

Best of all, your screening can be anonymous.  No one will come up and show your results and say this is Dr. Clyde’s results.  This will definitely help you if you feel you need the help.  Don’t wait any longer!

Make the Connection: Veterans Stories & Support

make the connectionIf 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.  With connections through Facebook and through Youtube, not to mention videos onsite and self-assessments; this site is a very good place to visit when needing help that you earned.

There is also a free Veterans Crisis Line to call, a resource locator, and a very awesome site customizer.  You served our country, and served it selflessly.  Don’t let this site pass you by!

GirlsHealth.Gov

Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.

Our tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” It focuses on the idea that being yourself — finding what makes you smile and how to live well — is what makes you “you.” And that is beautiful!

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The New Face of Divorce: First Wives World

First Wives World is a private, secure environment for women going through separation, relationship challenges or divorce, providing support through social networking, forums, discussions, groups, resources and relevant news. Our core goal is to build a community of support to help women on their journey to recovery, and provide them the best resources, experts, mentors, tools and communities (both online and offline) required to move their lives forward with smarts, friendship and insight from a community who understands.

First Wives World is dedicated to supporting its members through the numerous life stages and challenges before them, as well as providing educated ways to set up a new life-plan moving forward. Through new tools, more organized resources and the first social network uniquely designed for divorced and divorcing women, we hope to create new ways for women to discuss divorce more openly with others going through exactly what they’re going through in a safe, private environment, with anonymity, and protected from the search engines.

American Association for Emergency Psychiatry

American Association for Emergency Psychiatry or AAEP is a multidisciplinary organization that serves as the voice of emergency mental health. The membership includes directors of psychiatric emergency services, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, educators and other professionals involved in emergency psychiatry.

The AAEP sponsors educational programs and provides a network of experts to address clinical, educational, administrative, research and legal problems

Safer Society

Safer Society Foundation is dedicated to ending sexual abuse so that we all can enjoy safer communities, healthier families and happier lives. Our work focuses on providing information and resources to help create safer communities through prevention and effective public policy, to provide victims with healing and restitution, and to provide offenders with the tools to be accountable for their actions and to work towards rehabilitation. We address sexual offending as a public health issue whose solution can only be found in an integrated, system-wide approach. We seek collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders and support efforts to find and implement evidence-based best practices for prevention, treatment, supervision and public policy.

MinCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse

We are an online resource community only.  Our services are limited to electronic information delivery. We do not provide direct or emergency assistance for persons experiencing violence; therefore, we do not provide counseling services, financial assistance, or legal advice. Please contact your local service providers if you are seeking such assistance.

The Minnesota Center against Violence and Abuse (MinCAVA) has information on these subjects:  child abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, trafficking, workplace violence, youth violence and more.  Most information is in PDF form, but some are in regular text or web pages.