For those looking for help, the following resources are available.


Mental Health

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation funds research in many different areas of mental health. I think most of us have been touched in some way by one or more of the following illnesses.  I have attached links if you would like to learn more about the breakthroughs the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is making in these areas.

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. Visit nami.org for more information.

Active Minds

Changing the conversation about mental health. Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. Visit activeminds.org for more information.

Bring Change to Mind

Bring Change to Mind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy. Bringchange2mind.org is a great public service announcement on how mental illness is all around us.  We need to be aware and put the stigma of mental illnesses behind us.

ADAM Inc.

ADAM Inc. is Central Minnesota’s attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) resource center, forging innovative and respectful links between individuals, organizations and professionals. Visit adaminc.org for more information.

CHADD

A national non-profit organization working to improve the lives people affected with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through education, advocacy and support. Visit chadd.org for more information.


Bullying

PACER

Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students. Visit pacer.org/bullying for more information.


Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Visit afsp.org for more information.

SAVE

The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. Visit save.org for more information.

TXT4Life

TXT4Life is a free, crisis-based suicide prevention texting program, providing crisis counseling 24/7, 365 days a year. Counselors help the texter get to a safe emotional and physical place and then direct them to community resources. This program is a private and confidential service where the texter can choose to stay anonymous. Visit txt4life.org for more information.

Project Semicolon

Within the belief that suicide is generally preventable, the mission of Project Semicolon is to help reduce the incidents of suicide in the world through connected community and greater access to information and resources. We believe that suicide prevention is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet. Visit projectsemicolon.com for more information.

Healing Hearts

The Healing Hearts of Suicide Survivors Support Group strives to provide a safe place for healing and support. When your loved one or someone you know has died by suicide, your life has been forever changed. With the help of our group, you can work through the complex emotions with the support and hope of other survivors who will walk alongside you “through” your grief journey.

St. Cloud
First Tuesday of the Month
7:00-8:30 PM
305 7th Avenue N, St. Cloud
(Pastoral Center)

Melrose
Third Tuesday of the Month
8:00-9:30 PM (NOTE: 7:00-8:30 Dec-March)
St. Mary’s Catholic Church basement
211 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose
NOTE: Will meet across the street in St. Mary’s School while the church is under repair

For more information contact Roxann at 320-248-1563.


Grief

The Compassionate Friends Non-Profit Organization for Grief

The Compassionate Friends non-profit organization exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Visit compassionatefriends.org for more information.

Option B

OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity — and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.