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Helpful Resources

The BridgeWay has compiled some resources and other information for children, adolescents, and adults that you might find helpful.

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.

Arkansas Fitness Network: Arkansas has a tremendous network of fitness and health & wellness resources along with many world-class professionals, retail shops, events, and state of the art facilities. The Arkansas Fitness Network is a single platform uniting Arkansas’ best in class.

Caring.com: A leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

The Confess Project serves black boys and men will continue to push through obstacles and rise above all doubt.

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.

Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has partnered with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to bring the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families to states and communities across the Nation.

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 Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. The Action Alliance works with more than 250 national partners to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Current priority areas include: transforming health systems, transforming communities, and changing the conversation.

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.

National Association for Behavioral Healthcare: NABH advocates for behavioral healthcare and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders.

Rehab Spot: Rehab Spot helps those struggling with addiction and their families find the information, support, and resources needed to get help.

Retire Guide: RetireGuide.com is a health and wealth website dedicated to providing accurate information and research on a variety of retirement topics. We do this through a stringent editorial process that involves fact-checking, attribution to reputable sources, insight from financial experts and original reporting from a team of experienced journalists.

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.

Soul-Shop: Soul Shop™ is an interactive workshop that equips faith community leaders and other people of faith to train their congregations to minister to those impacted by suicide.

Start Your Recovery: Our goal is to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery.

Stay Positive Arkansas: The mission of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has always been to improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence, and promoting better health. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has only strengthened our commitment to this mission and is why we’ve partnered with FEMA, SAMHSA and community behavioral health providers to create the Promoting Positive Emotions program, or PPE.

The Venture Center VC Health: In 2021, The BridgeWay and Chenal Family Therapy co-sponsored VCHealth, brought to you by The Venture Center. VCHealth new monthly program bringing mental health and wellness experts and entrepreneurs together to learn, grow, and build a community to help offset stress amid trying times. VCHealth is for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Arkansas and around the world. From tech company founders to foodie startups, a focus on mental health is critical for every entrepreneur.

  • In September, we talked about suicide prevention resources for entrepreneurs. – Learn More
  • In January, we launched VCHealth with a discussion about the mental health issues faced by Americans. – Learn More
  • In February, we provided employers with tools to assist employees with mental health issues. – Learn More
  • In March, we provided tips to entrepreneurs to recognize and respond to mental health Situations with significant others. – Learn More
  • In March, we presented supporting health care provider mental health & wellness during COVID-19 – Learn More
  • In April, we discussed mental health, entrepreneurship, and children. – Learn More
  • In May, we discussed how faith leaders can proactively cultivate community protective factors – Learn More
  • On June 4, we discussed how to deal with failure. – Learn More
  • On June 25, we discussed managing social media and mental health for entrepreneurs. – Learn More
  • In July, we discussed stress, self-care, and the American Vacation. – Learn More

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.

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