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Why build this resource center? Did you know men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women, on average? Part of this is because men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures, and are more likely to engage in risky behaviors.
One of the goals of this site is to show men how health issues are interrelated. How being obese can effect your cardiovascular system. How successfully managing your diabetes can lead to a healthier life. How parenting and fatherhood can encourage you to live a more fulfilling lifestyle, not just for you, but for your family.
So, take an active approach to your health – it could save your life.
The Men’s Health Resource Center is managed by Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC, who’s mission is to reach men, boys and their families where they live, work, play and pray.
Rethink Mental Health Incorporated is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that promotes mental health advocacy, education, and creative expression in an effort to eliminate the stigmatization of mental health, especially among children and young adults. Through our many initiatives, we strive to improve the way society views and treats mental health. As a result, more individuals can speak openly about what they are experiencing and seek professional help without fear of judgement, discrimination or harassment.
Erin’s House provides grief support to children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death of a loved one. Our peer-support program nights offer grieving children and teens the opportunity to be surrounded by others also suffering the death of a loved one, helping them feel a sense of belonging and respect. The bi-monthly peer-support groups are available to ages 3-30, and are no cost to the individuals. Erin’s House is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information, call 260-423-2466 or visit www.ErinsHouse.org.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc (CSPNJ) is a statewide not-for profit peer-led behavioral healthcare agency that was incorporated in 1984. The agency is dedicated to providing community services for persons who experience mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, in addition to co-occurring physical health challenges and significant life stressors. Many of the people we serve are living in poverty and have encountered significant life trauma. Most live with co-occurring long-term medical conditions that impact the quality of their life and lifespan. We believe that the foundation for recovery is access to a safe, affordable place to live and community-based supports that enhance overall wellness. CSPNJ is a licensed Supportive Housing provider and is authorized for Medicaid billing for Community Support Services.
CSPNJ also has 3 peer-run Respite Houses. Respite is a safe alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. As a peer-run initiative, Respite staff provide 24/7 peer to peer support in working through a behavioral health crisis. The Respite House provides a comfortable setting in which guests can establish positive coping skills and become empowered to establish healthy habits and routines.
Our Wellness Respite service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by people who are trained and experienced in supporting others to transform a crisis into an opportunity for enhancing personal wellness. We aim to both inspire hope and assist guests in developing crisis self-management skills so that our guests can better manage the current and any future crisis situations. We focus on self-care in the areas of sleep and rest, relaxation, nutrition, physical activity, and management of co-occurring medical or substance use challenges.
To access wellness respite services in Passaic County, call: (862) 239-9896
To access wellness respite services in Middlesex County, call: (732) 354-4403
To access wellness respite services in Essex County, call: (862) 229-1401
No family is ever prepared to hear the four worst words: Your child has cancer. Friends of Karen, New York-based and serving families in the NY-TriState area since 1978, is a non-profit with a vision that every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Providing financial assistance, illness education and supportive counseling, among other services, our staff of experienced social workers, child life specialists and expressive arts therapists guide families from their child’s diagnosis through treatment, at no cost, so they have more time for what's most important: each other.
"The first and most important benefit of Inspire is instantaneous: realizing that you are not alone with your diagnosis. No matter how remote in the world you may feel or how isolating your diagnosis, Inspire is that corner café or pub where everyone pulls up a chair to meet over shared concerns and learn something new."
Inspire was created with the belief that patients and caregivers need a safe and secure place to support and connect with one another.
We strive to be ethical and transparent, and we never forget that our community is built upon the trust of our members. We place the utmost value on this trust, and maintaining it is our highest priority.
Wings-a Grief Education Ministry is a 501 c-3, non-profit, charitable organization founded by Nan & Gary Zastrow in 1993 with the express purpose of helping others understand the impact of loss/grief in one’s life. The organization supports and educates by listening, teaching, and sharing grief experiences that honor the past and rebuild the future. It offers workshops, seminars, support/education groups, and articles to heal the pain of loss. Current information is posted at their website.
Awe in Autism provides inspiration and encouragement to those impacted by autism, including those who care for children or adults with autism as well as adults on the spectrum. The AweinAutism.org website features a gallery of original works of art, music, literature, poetry, photography and video created or inspired by people with autism; in addition, Awe in Autism features such works through live arts exhibitions.
Kaity’s Way is a non profit organization on a mission to advocate for healthy relationships by providing education, skills and tools to youth and their allies. We are based in Arizona, but have been all over North America including Canada providing outreach and education. We table at community events and conferences, provide presentations and conference workshops for youth and the adults in their lives. In Maricopa County we provide two regularly scheduled monthly workshops for parents and teens and are looking to expand into other counties throughout Arizona. In addition we have developed an interactive curriculum and after school program as well as work with families in crisis to help them obtain the proper services and information to see their way through a very trying time in their lives. For more information or to request a presentation, please visit our website at www.kaitysway.org.
Grant Us Hope provides suicide prevention and mental health guidance, training and support to parents, teachers and school administrators. However, at the center of it all is our work with students – Hope Squads. We are Saving Young Lives, Together.
Youth are seven times more likely to talk to their friends when they are struggling than to an adult. Yet the majority of suicide prevention programming revolves around adult interventions. Hope Squad, instead focuses on empowering youth to learn how to more effectively identify their peers who are in trouble, communicate with them effectively, and get them to the help they need early – before it is too late. Hope Squad is one of the only peer-to-peer, evidenced-based programs in the country and has been effectively saving lives. The first eight schools that partnered with Grant Us Hope experienced a total of 12 suicides in the year prior. Since that time, they have had zero. In fact, there have been zero suicides among in-person learners in the 150 schools that Grant Us Hope now serves.