Then I Am Strong: Moving From My Mother's Daughter to God's Child was written with the intention of helping the reader see how the author moved past the pain and confusion of a mentally unstable lifestyle into one of growth, serenity and purpose.  These resources are recommended by the author to assist the reader seeking a healthy, balanced approach to her/his life.  These are national websites and hotlines; many have links for local services as well.  Another good place to start is with your family physician. No information, quotes, or materials provided are intended to constitute psychological or counseling advice.

Chemical Dependency

http://www.aa.org

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

               http://www.adultchildren.org/

               http://www.alcoholaddiction.org

               http://www.nicd.us/

              Addiction Treatment Hotline 1-800-993-3869

 

Chronic Pain

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/understanding-pain-management-chronic-pain

               http://www.arthritis.org/

 

 

Depression and Suicide

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

              http://www.save.org/

              http://www.depressionscreening.org/depression_screen.cfm

              http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

              National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

         Domestic Violence

            http://www.ndvh.org/

            http://www.theduluthmodel.org/wheelgallery.php

            http://www.rehabcenter.net/domestic-violence-and-substance-abuse/

            National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

 

         Sexual Assault    

 http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/sexual-assault.cfm

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE   (4673)          

 

Veterans’ Services
http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

               Military OneSource 1-800-342-9647