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Resources: Identify someone in mental health crisis; get help

7:27 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  If you suspected somone was in a mental health crisis, would you know what to do or who to call?

Sadly, many of us don't but there are resources available to help you become better educated about mental illness.

Recovery Resources offers Mental Health First Aid -- a two-day course that is a national public education program, similar to CPR and First Aid, that helps members of the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

Click HERE to learn more.

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County offers Mental Health 101 videos for free on their website. They provide accurate information about mental illness, the signs and symptoms of various disorders, treatments, medications and available community resources.

This workshop explores various screening tools, communication and crisis de-escalation techniques and referral services.

Click HERE to get started.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 216.623.6888 for help.

Family and friends can call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to get support at 216.875.7776.

And 2-1-1 is a number you can call to connect with the United Way. United Way's 2-1-1, serves Cuyahoga, Ashland, Geauga, Medina, Portage, Wayne, and Holmes Counties.

It is a free, community service you can use to get information about social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day.  Or Click HERE.

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