While drug use among young people has declined in recent years, with the use of certain substances hitting its lowest level in since the start of the start of a national survey, substance use disorders remain a problem across the country and across all ages. Still, a lot of stigma exists around substance use disorders, which is why Jamie Tworkowski , founder of mental health advocacy organization To Write Love on Her Arms , is on a mission to talk about. If you or a friend has a substance use disorder, there is help out there, and there's nothing wrong with seeking it. This Mental Health Awareness Month , we talked to Jamie to get some insight on how to help yourself or a friend who's struggling.
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This means that they have personal experience in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse issue. This initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Human Resources, is designed to streamline the process of seeking help for behavioral health issues. The helpline staff offers confidential support and resource referrals, including self-help groups, out- patient counseling, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric care, emergency care, and residential treatment. The helpline provides assistance for those who need help themselves, and guidance for those seeking help for loved ones. It is also an ideal way for social workers, nurses, and others involved in discharge or care planning to access a comprehensive list of state resources.
When it comes to a loved one's drug or alcohol use families can sometimes feel lost or struggle to express themselves. Our forum gives you the opportunity to share and discuss your feelings in a safe environment. Please do not disclose any personal or contact information such as telephone numbers on this forum.