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If you recognize that someone in your life is suffering, now what?

You connect, you reach out, you inspire hope, and you offer help. Show compassion and caring and a willingness to find a solution when the person may not have the will or drive to help him- or herself. There are many resources in our communities. It may take more than one offer, and you may need to reach out to others who share your concern about the person who is suffering.  If everyone is more open and honest about mental health, we can prevent pain and suffering, and those in need will get the help they deserve

The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. Learn more





Suicide Prevention

SAVE logo picSAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.

JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. We're partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We're equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowlege to help themselves and each other. We're encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health - click here to learn more.



Anxiety Disorders Association of America is a nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders.

Panic Survivor is a support group offering information about panic attacks and other anxiety-related disorders.



Depressed Anonymous: A support group that attempts to aid in the prevention of depression relapse or recurrence by promoting information and resources helpful for those suffering from depression.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: A nonprofit, patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses - depression and bipolar disorder. This site offers information about depressive conditions as well  as links to mental health professionals and resources.


Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous: A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

American Dietetic Association: Nutrition resources will get you to information about eating disorders, including an extensive nutrition reading list.


Gambling Addiction


Gamblers Anonymous: A support group for compulsive gamblers.

National Council on Problem Gambling: This council aims to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problems gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and 

Gambling Addiction: Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Effects
Currently, Gambling addiction is a serious brain disease. It can affect how a person develops a fetish for various forms of gambling. In some cases, it is inseparable and often dangerous. Unfortunately, the addicts put gambling activities at the top of their priority list. They think about it all the time and fantzsize what the next move will bring for them.


Marital & Relationship Issues

Feeling Good About Each Other (PDF)
Getting Married (PDF)
Living with Divore (PDF)
Divorce and the Family (PDF)


Mental Health


National Institute of Mental Health: Information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets and other educational materials.

Mental Help Net is a comprehensive source of online mental health information, news and resources. This site has won numerous awards for design and content, featuring behavioral health and wellness articles drawn from wire feeds and newspapers.


Smoking Cessation 
Local Tobacco Prevention and Cessation 

 Are you or a loved one trying to quit using tobacco? Consider the following local tobacco resources. For more resources, please visit our website - Tobacco-Free York County. 

Hanover Hospital Tobacco Cessation Department 717-316-7894
Memorial Community Health and Wellness 717-849-5463
WellSpan Community Health and Wellness 717-851-5857

Quit Net: Provides research-based methods via the web to support smokers trying to break the habit.

Tobacco Information and Prevention Source: Web site on tobacco, which is sponsored b the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Mind Your Stress(48 kb PDF) resource sheet


Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

PA Get Help Now, is a new toll-free hotline,1-800-662-HELP (4357), available 24/7 throughout the state of Pennsylvania Commonwealth to help those suffering from addiction to find immediate help. When an individual calls the hotline requesting help, he or she will talk to a person who can provide assistance, including a screening  for emergent care, and a direct "warm transfer" to a treatment provider. The hotline is staffed 24/7 by First Choice Health System, Inc.


Wellspan Health LogoOpioid Abuse & Addiction 

Opioid Abuse and heroin use have affected and eneded numerous lives throughout the U.S. To combat the opioid crisis in south central Pennsylvania, WellSpan is working to do its part to reduce drug addiciton and overdoses in the communities we serve. Click here to learn more. 


Opioid Aware Log Pic Serious addiction can start with a simple prescription. South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition: A united front in the war against opioid and heroin abuse.



AlcoholScreening.org is a free service of Join Together, a project of Boston University School of Public Health. AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm.

Al-Anon/Alateen: Web site for the families and friends of alcoholics.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: A 12-step program of man and women who come from an alcoholic or other drug-affected home seeking solutions to their problems.

Narcotics Anonymous: The official listing for Narcotics Anonymous International, a community-based association of recovering addicts.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and costs to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.

American Council for Drug Education: DrugHelp is a public, non-profit service that provides drug-prevention, alcohol-prevention and educational materials and programs.



American Association of Suicidology offers information and statistical data on suicide, suicide prevention materials and self-help groups for survivors.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives general information on suicide and lists state-by-state directories of survivor support groups for families and friends of a suicide.


Teen Issues

Teen Central - Teen Central is a teen resource website created by KidsPeace.Teen Central


The good news is that nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage help-sseking, we can change and save lives. Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. 

Employer Related Mental Health Toolkit

Educating Your Employees About WellSpan EAP (60 kb PDF)
Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace (53 kb PDF)
Intervention Strategies for Supervisors (53 kb PDF)
Fast Facts About Mental Health (51 kb PDF)

Society for Human Resource Management: is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.

U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-free Workplace: Specializing in workplace related alcohol and drug use information on creating partnerships and research databases.


Staying Healthy

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Visit Healthy York County Coalition. It's loaded with helpful interesting information, including:

  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Current initiative
  • Resources for individuals and organizations
  • Calendar for future events
  • Community partner websites
  • National Resources
  • And more...


Dining in the Dorm Room: Tips and Recipes to Help You Stay Healthy in College

When first starting college, eating well isn't always a top priority. For many students, college is their first time feeding themselves every day, which can make dining halls and eating out extra tempting. To make matters worse, dorms aren't always equipped for elaborate cooking. However, staying healthy in college is important, and it isn't as hard as it seems. Click here to read more and to get easy healthy eating and dorm cooking tips along with cheap, nutritious recipes that keep students focused and mourished term after term. 

Want to be happy? Be grateful

 The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk andinterfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.


The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? in this fast moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, happiness inspires us to be more productive.


Nature's beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindle-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.


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