Support Resources
-- Updated November 28, 2010 --

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    Welcome! The mission of this page is to get you linked to a large selection of reliable and useful information and resources for support and for learning about mental health and substance abuse issues. Although we do our best to keep these links current and to review them, occasionaly you will find a "broken" link. Please feel free to e-mail us to let us know about any links that are not operating correctly.

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    • Please call 911 if you think you need emergency medical attention.
      Do not hesitate.
    • Another source for mental health crisis assistance in Seattle, Washington, is the Crisis Hotline at 206-461-3222. The Seattle Crisis Clinic also has a Crisis Clinic Web page.
    • If you are having serious suicidal or homicidal thoughts, you need help immediately. Get off the computer and get on the phone.
    • You can call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) from anywhere in the United States for help.

Adult ADHD Support Resources.

    Dr. Sterling's website for comprehensive information and links about Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is AdultADDFacts.com. Dr. Sterling is well-known for his thorough evaluations and comprehensive assistance with the challenges of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.

Washington State Support Resources.

    Click a link to go to the listed Web page resource. Links will open in a separate window. For resources related to elder care and senior mental health, please go to SeniorMentalHealth.org's Resources Web Page.

      Several Washington State NAMI affiliates have their own Web sites listed below. To view a list of other Washington State NAMI affiliates and find contact phone numbers, please check the NAMI Affiliates Search Page.

    • The NAMI Greater Seattle Chapter (formerly WAMI - Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill) Web site offers information and resources for mental health consumers. WAMI was formed in 1978 as a non-profit statewide organization by eight strangers who reached out in response to the needs of one family with a mentally ill member. In the following year, it co-founded the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). NAMI Greater Seattle's mission is to address the unmet needs of individuals with mental illness through self-help support groups, 24-hour-a-day person-to-person crisis intervention, information and referral, outreach, advocacy, and public education.

      • The latest NAMI Greater Seattle Chapter support group calendar is a small Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. Download the NAMI Greater Seattle Self-Help Support Group Calendar which is a small .pdf Adobe file to view a list of support groups that meet throughout the State of Washington. The list contains meetings and support groups related to self-esteem, spirituality, adult and child attention deficit disorder (ADD and ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and bipolar disorders (MDD, BD), and schizophrenia, among others. This is one of the most comprehensive lists of in-person support groups in Washington State.

    • NAMI Greater Seattle Chapter publishes an excellent bi-monthly newsletter called Spotlight. Past and current issues of Spotlight are available online as Adobe Acrobat .pdf files. Spotlight is a great resource for information and contains updates about meetings and educational forums.

    • Resource Data Base. This is a very comprehensive search site for Washington State resources.

    • The Northwest Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Web site has information and links to many ADHD support groups throughout Washington.

    • Attention Deficit Disorder Resources of Washington is non-profit organization, based in Tacoma, Washington, whose focus is adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but whose purpose is to help all ADHD people achieve their full potential. Their site contains links to excellent articles about ADHD.

    • South King County CHADD Chapter is the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder support group in South King County which works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

    • The Alcoholics Anonymous Washington Page at the SoberPlace.com offers an updated list of all AA Web sites in Washington State.

    • Depression After Delivery Washington is a non-profit organization established to meet a critical need in Washington -- to support and educate women with postpartum mood disorders and their families.

    • Gender Identity Support at Ingersoll Center offers a full range of services to gender dysphoric clients such as referrals to therapists, support and peer counseling pertaining to issues of daily living, changes in lifestyle, preparation for surgery, and post-operative care. They offer support groups in a friendly, low-stress setting where cross dressing is encouraged, but never required.

    • The Learning Disabilities Association of Washington promotes and provides services and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by learning and attentional disabilities.

    • Narcotics Anonymous in Seattle is a fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean and build a new way of life. If you have a problem with drugs of any kind, please call their phone line or go to one of their meetings.

    • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. The mission of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. As an agency, they wish to eliminate sexual assault and to insure the freedom to live without fear.

    • Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS). Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS) is a private, non-profit organization that has been protecting the rights of people with disabilities in the state of Washington since 1972.

Washington State Counseling and Mental Health Care Provider Associations.

Other Online Support Groups.

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            -- Best wishes, Dr. Sterling


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