Health and Wellness Links

If you feel that someone you know or yourself is in immediate danger call Mobile Mental Health at (888) 750-2266.


Dealing with COVID

Coping with COVID-19

 NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.   
Helpline: (844) 863-9314 8AM-10PM Seven days a week


Alcohol and Drug Issues

 

 

Al-ANON

Al-Anon hosts substance abuse meetings. The website shows locations in Orange County, as well as information on how to help those who have addictions. 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Narcotics Anonymous
https://www.narcotics.com/
 
National Institute on Drug Abuse
American Addiction Centers (AAC)
Talk2Prevent Parent Toolkit

 

Dealing with Substance Abuse

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids assists with substance abuse problems by identifying and helping those who may have substance abuse problems.

Start Your Recovery provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues- and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances.  Their goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources- presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand.  

Local Resources

The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports

Available School Support

Universal Drug educationwithin the mental health curriculum. 
Vape educate-Online educational program for indicated populations.
Teen Intervene-Evidence-based program offered to students within the school environment.  This is an SBIRT model, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, that is short-term, effective, and goal-directed.
One-on-one support from a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-T) within the school setting.
Outside referral to a therapeutic program that supports students’ education while addressing early stages of concerning use and other addiction-related issues

Dealing with Opioid Addiction

Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with any substance including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol.


The Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Line

This is a toll-free confidential helpline to support people in need of mental health counseling. When people call or text 988, they will be connected to trained counselors within the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. 
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be: Thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Anyone can call or text 988 or start a chat at 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Make Your Home Suicide Safer is a guide that helps reduce the risk in your home with suggestions of changes to consider. 

Depression

Lessons4Living helps people dealing with depression to understand depression.

Bereavement

Complicated Grief is a website that  provides information and help in dealing with many forms of grief and loss. Your guidance counselor can also help provide you with local counselors and therapists.

Help Guide  provides many resources for dealing with grief. 


National Institute of Mental Health 

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
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.


Health Issues

Diabetes

Sweet Talk Support Group of Adolescents and Families with Diabetes- This support group is for parents of children with diabetes. Children are welcome to attend. 


Eating Disorders

Link for identifying and helping those who may have eating disorders such as anorexia/bulimia.


Epi-Pen Savings

Mylan offers saving programs for EpiPen® Auto-Injector and its authorized generic.


 

Head Lice

The American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the National Association of School Nurses both, advise against excluding a child with lice from school.  Attendance at school is critical to a child’s academic success. Excluding a child from school because of a head lice infestation is futile as far as preventing the transmission of lice to other children.  

Parents may read information on identification and treatment of head lice to learn how to identify head lice. Parents may also read about lice on the Center for Disease Control’s website.


MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a cause of staph infection that is difficult to treat because of resistance to some antibiotics.

Staph infections—including those caused by MRSA—can spread in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and in the community where you live, work, and go to school.

You can help prevent infections and stop the spread of MRSA.


Teen’s Health – Parents, Kids, Teens, Educators

Teen’s Health offers a variety of resources  for teens and parents about various topics dealing with health and wellness. Topics include drugs, alcohol, sexual health, diseases, nutrition, and staying safe.