Mental Health Information

Finding quality information on mental health, substance use disorder and wellness topics can be a challenge.  We want to take the guesswork out of finding what you need. 

At Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health, we offer Mental Health First Aid Training.  Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Visit our page for more information on upcoming courses or contact Trisha at (989) 895-2381 for more information. 

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, visit the National Council on Behavioral Health http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/about/

Here are some great links to some of the experts on mental health, substance use disorders, wellness and recovery to get you started:

Additional Websites provide specific information:

Mental Health & Wellness
MentalHealth.gov

Autism Speaks
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org

Mental Health Association in Michigan
www.mha-mi.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org

SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.org

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
www.adaa.org

Recovery Michigan
www.recovery-michigan.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
www.sprc.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Stop A Suicide
www.StopASuicide.org

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
www.chadd.org

Parents with a Mental Illness
www.parentingwell.org

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance
www.DBSAlliance.org

Bipolar Children
www.bpchildren.com

National Schizophrenia Foundation
www.nsfoundation.org

Peer 360 Recovery Alliance
https://www.facebook.com/PEER-360-Recovery-Alliance-257505014367238/

Prevent Child Abuse America
www.preventchildabuse.org

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
www.postpartum.net

Michigan Assistive Technology Resource (MATR)
www.cenmi.org/matr/

Michigan Assistive Technology Exchange
www.atxchange.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
www.nichcy.org

Recovery Michigan
www.recovery-michigan.org

Grief & Loss
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/grief-and-loss