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Silver Linings Foundation

Calgary Silver Linings Foundation (CSLF) is a registered charity that was founded by parents of loved ones who developed eating disorders, mental health specialists and community leaders. Currently, we offer 8-week professionally-facilitated support groups throughout the year, for individuals with eating disorders (18 years and older) and a separate group for parents and loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. CSLF's primary mission is to establish the province's first residential eating disorder treatment centre. Having experienced firsthand the devastation of eating disorders, we are committed to seeing that Albertans navigating these grave mental illnesses are able to access the specialized care that they urgently need right here, at home. To learn more about CSLF, please visit our website, www.silverliningsfoundation.ca  (Read More...)
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

Description/Mission: The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country. Training Services: Achieving Whole Health – The Achieving Whole Health training provides a creative, interactive and culturally relevant way of improving both health and mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander communities. It fills a critical need by drawing on the strengths of paraprofessional staff and community members to train them to become Wellness Coaches. They learn how to take an active role in improving their own health as well as learning ways to help others. This model can be easily replicated and used with all ages. https://www.naapimha.org/achieving-whole-health Friends DO Make a Difference – Friends DO Make a Difference is a mental health training program designed for college students and young professionals. The purpose is to help students to develop and facilitate communication skills so they are able to talk about mental health issues on campus and in their workplace. We offer workshops that help students manage stress and depression; improve listening skills to further assist friends that are going through challenges. https://www.naapimha.org/friends-do-make-a-difference-1 Contact Info: (719)377-3140 coffeewithjrkuo@gmail.com  (Read More...)
Turner Syndrome Foundation

Babies affected with Turner Syndrome require a lifetime of specialized care beyond the pediatric setting. Obstacles often impede an early diagnosis for girls to receive critical health screenings and timely, life-altering, interventions. The Foundation’s advocacy efforts identify these gaps and give voice to leaders who can make a difference. The vision to improve the understanding of TS and to render support for women and children living with TS is made possible by advancing communications and inspiring relevant interest in this women’s health issue. Legislative advocacy, education, and research are cornerstone to improved outcomes. For more information about Turner Syndrome, please visit https://turnersyndromefoundation.org/welcome/ or call 1-800-594-4585.  (Read More...)
Sidran Institute

Sidran Institute provides useful, practical information for child and adult survivors of any type of trauma, for families/friends, and for the clinical and frontline service providers who assist in their recovery.  (Read More...)
Brain Rehabilitation And Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.)

Brain Rehabilitation And Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the highest level of research, recovery and residual care for adults who suffer from a brain injury, and to providing their families with resources and support. B.R.A.I.N. offers various therapies, classes, support groups, social activities, resources and referrals to brain injury survivors and their loved-ones. This multi-faceted and unique organization provides a place of understanding and hope to many. B.R.A.I.N.’s ultimate vision is to build a premier adult community that specializes in offering therapeutic solutions for brain injury survivors. Because each brain injury is unique, the center will be created to address individual needs. With over 1 million brain injuries occurring each year in America, it is time to give a voice to this unrecognized issue. EIN#: 943455820  (Read More...)
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation exists to deliver unwavering support for patients and families fighting pancreatic cancer. NPCF aims to increase awareness for pancreatic cancer and transform the experience of pancreatic cancer by delivering immediate unwavering support to all who seek it. Our primary programs include education, awareness, and financial assistance. Since it's inception in May of 2009, NPCF has helped over 237 families affected by pancreatic cancer with basic living expenses.  (Read More...)
Nechi Institute Centre of Indigenous Learning

Nechi Institute has been a leader in addictions treatment, research, and training for over 40 years. Indigenous people have been diversely affected by colonization which is observable through the abuse and trauma that affects our Indigenous communities. Our courses were developed by and for Indigenous people in response to an overwhelming need to provide culturally appropriate addictions training for treatment.  (Read More...)
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey

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  (Read More...)
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support organization that provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us. TCF has over 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, that offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened. To find a local chapter: www.compassionatefriends.org/find-support/chapters/chapter-locator/  (Read More...)
Teen Cancer America

Teen Cancer America is a change agent improving the lives of young people with cancer. We create youth-centered ecosystems supporting young people with cancer, their families, and the hospitals and healthcare professionals who care for them. We partner with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. We build teen friendly environments, enhancing the hospital experience. We develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists and enable dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival for our young people.  (Read More...)

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