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Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR)

Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) is a Canadian charity founded by parents of children who have struggled with addiction from their teens. Our goal is long term recovery for those with addiction and their families. FAR offers free and confidential parent-to-parent support for families struggling with addiction in Canada. We are a voice for families to influence government policy. We educate law enforcement, the medical profession and community groups about addiction, health laws and drug policies.  (Read More...)
Missouri Eating Disorders Council

The Missouri Eating Disorders Council, in collaboration with appropriate organizations and stakeholders, in addition to the Departments of Mental Health, Health and Senior Services, Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education, will lead the development of eating disorders education, awareness and research initiatives throughout the state, and promote increased access to treatments supported by clinical practice guidelines (i.e., considering the relevant scientific literature, as well as the potential harms and benefits of treatment for each case).1-3 The Council will focus on children, adolescents, and adults with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), atypical AN, sub threshold BN, sub threshold BED, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). These are the major diagnostic categories included in DSM-5.4 It will include the sub threshold diagnoses (atypical AN, sub threshold BN, sub threshold BED) because patients with these disorders demonstrate levels of distress and/or impairment similar to full-syndrome AN, BN, and BED.5 Eating disorder awareness, detection, prevention, treatment and recovery is of paramount importance and must start early. Early intervention is linked to better treatment outcomes, but requires enhanced awareness and screening.6 The Council will focus on helping professionals to recognize individuals with eating disorders and individuals at high risk for developing an eating disorder (e.g., those with high weight/shape concerns or low levels of compensatory behaviors).7-8 The Council will advocate for increased access to care for this population, as well as promote early intervention and prevention programs and recovery supports. The absence of adequate coverage for treatment is a critical barrier to access to care for the patient.9 The high costs of medical complications, disability, and loss of life are significant health concerns.10-12 The Council will advocate for third party reimbursement for eating disorders, including coverage through private and public insurance plans. The Council will work with identified partners, including state departments, to develop an eating disorders awareness program that targets patients with eating disorders as well as non-patient community members. This program will be designed to communicate that eating disorders are serious illnesses that require complete treatment, and to foster recognition of eating disorder symptoms and support for seeking treatment. The objectives of the awareness program are to educate Missouri citizens on the true and serious nature of the disease, dispel myths on who is affected, drive early intervention and encourage appropriate treatment for those suffering or those at risk.  (Read More...)
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is the coalition of Kentucky's 13 Sexual Assault Programs. The representatives of each of the 13 Sexual Assault Programs make up KASAP's Board of Directors. Since it was established in 1990, KASAP has served as a central point of contact on sexual violence issues in Kentucky. KASAP does not provide crisis services. If you or someone you know is in danger, please seek safety. For advocacy, counseling and referrals, find your local sexual assault program or contact the national RAINN hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. These options will put you in touch with an advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you. All conversations are strictly confidential. KASAP provides technical assistance to member programs and other professionals, advocates for improvements in public policy, fosters coalition building among members and those with common concerns, and promotes prevention and public awareness regarding sexual violence and related issues.  (Read More...)
Facing Disability

Facing Disability is a web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.  (Read More...)
NICU Helping Hands

NICU Helping Hands provides support and education to families before, during and after a NICU admission or the loss of a baby. Our commitment is to walk alongside your family during these difficult and often times traumatic experiences. Our peer support program and educational resources are available to you at no charge. We are here to equip you with the tools and resources you need before, during or after a NICU hospitalization or in the event of an infant loss. You are not alone.  (Read More...)
National Widowers' Organization

The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner. We do this by promoting the development of support groups for men to manage their grief and adjust to a new life and by advocating for research into mens unique needs to deal with grief and spousal loss. Our vision is to make appropriate groups available nationwide to all widowers that seek support.  (Read More...)
This Is My Brave

This Is My Brave, Inc. is a national 501c3 organization that provides a platform for individuals to share their true, personal stories of living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, original music and comedy on stage in front of a live audience to end the stigma. We also share stories submitted to us via our blog, and all our shows are professionally videotaped and uploaded to our YouTube channel. Through the sharing of stories and experiences of those in recovery, we provide a sense of community and hope; and encourage others to share their stories. We believe that each time one of us shares our story, there’s another crack helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. We believe in the power of community. There’s strength found in people coming together to propel a movement forward which is why we created our organization. One day we hope to live in a world where we won't have to call it brave for talking openly about mental illness; we'll simply call it talking.  (Read More...)
Kids 0 Art Foundation

Kids & Art Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cancer care by focusing on the whole child in treatment by including healing through arts in their protocol. We seek to improve wellbeing during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. Together we use art to heal, empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences. Kids & Art supports the psychosocial and emotional well-being of the patient and their family as they face their cancer journey. We collaborate with professional artists to provide weekly art workshops in the pediatric oncology waiting rooms at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Hospital at no cost to the participants. Until COVID-19 we offered monthly one-of-a-kind two-hour art experiences at unique venues for children with cancer and their care circles. We have redesigned our programs to offer live online weekly Virtual Art Workshops through Zoom enabling us to extend our reach to families in these uncertain times.  (Read More...)
BroglieBox

BroglieBox is mental wellness, delivered to your doorstep. Every season, a new box arrives filled with full sized items and resources for mental health and stress relief. Also included in each box is a quarterly issue of our own 'Piece of Mind' Magazine, which features timely and useful articles, self-help guides, and visual tools from a variety of published psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health experts. BroglieBox is an all-encompassing resource kit in a fun, warm and heartfelt way! Many BroglieBoxes are sent as "gifts" with the option to send the box anonymously or include a personalized note.  (Read More...)
SAY

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young is a national non-profit organization that empowers, educates, and supports young people who stutter and the world that surrounds them.  (Read More...)

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