Part of the reason why many people don’t seek mental health treatment is because they don’t know where to find it. Many times people don’t know where to start looking. As a mental health blogger, its so important to me that everyone who visits my blog gets what they need out of it. If you are looking for treatment options, here some ideas and resources for you:
1.Emergencies- Call 911
I’ve seen far too many situations in my short time being a college student (so far) in which people hesitate to contact they police because they don’t think its an emergency or they aren’t sure or they don’t want to call the cops and make a big deal out of it for no reason. That used to be me too, but the truth is, you don’t know when a situation that seems like a non-emergency can turn into one. If you ever aren’t sure about a situation you are in, call the cops. The worst that’s going to happen is that its not going to be as big of a deal as you think. But its better than not seeking help at all.
2. Government Mental Health Hotlines (click the link to see other hotlines not listed)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline-
Are you or a loved one having trouble with substance abuse? The SAMHSA is a government branch in charge of making treatment on this front more available
3.Crisis Clinic (click the link for more information)
The Crisis Clinic works with individuals to provide immediate help for anxiety, family or relationship issues, health concerns, alcohol or drug abuse issues, and thoughts of suicide. This is a service that I’ve personally used in my freshmen year of college, when I was having anxiety that I did not know how to deal with. Your information remains anonymous and it can be really helpful sometimes just to talk to someone- even if they don’t personally know you.
There are local numbers as well, but the national number is
Know of other resources that I haven’t listed on here? Fill out the contact form below and let me know!
Alcohol is probably one of the most lightly-taken drugs in our country; it’s not even spoken about as a drug, and is abused often and openly by many. Because of this, alcohol is one of (if not the most) dangerous drug that is available to people. Don’t believe me? Here are some facts you might like to know about it:
1. Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day (Source)
2. 29 people a day are killed due to car accidents in which at least one person was alcohol impaired (Source)