In order to help you make an informed decision on how to proceed, we’ve put together a list of helpful web links and resources about mental health and substance abuse issues:
Al-Anon: members are people just like you and me–people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. They are parents, children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters, other family members, friends, employers, employees, and coworkers of alcoholics. No matter what our specific experience has been we share a common bond: we feel our lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous: is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: AFSP is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.
The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation: The purpose of this Arkansas-based foundation is to educate and be a resource for those in need of help. Whether it be you personally, a family member, a friend or an acquaintance, we are here to help. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or contemplating suicide, please seek immediate help.
Narcotics Anonymous: A global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is a national non-profit organization founded in 2005 by two fathers who lost their two teenage children to suicide. With a mission to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development of educational training programs, SPTS has achieved a national reputation as a leader in the suicide prevention field. SPTS was instrumental in getting its home state of New Jersey to pass the first law in the country requiring professional development in suicide prevention for educators and offers FREE online, best-practice training to meet this mandate; there are now a total of 18 states with similar requirements.
The Wolfe Street Foundation: The purpose of the Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc. is to provide a meeting place for those seeking to recover from their addiction to alcohol and for loved ones and others affected by their addiction. Today, there are more than 40 meetings a week in Arkansas and a variety of special events for those who are participating in these 12-step programs of recovery.
We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site or through mobile services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.