988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please be aware that trained counselors are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by dialing 988. You can also choose to chat with a counselor via online chat
Veterans / Service Members
The Veterans Crisis Line has trained responders that are available by phone at 1-800-273-8255, online chat or text (838255). Additional resources are available at the MentalHealth.gov site.
Reading Rockets Book Finder
This wonderful resource helps you find nonfiction or fiction books using a number of criteria, such as author, genre, format and topic.
National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH provides detailed, up-to-date information about mental health issues and learning disorders experienced by children, adolescents, and adults.
American Psychological Association – Help Center
The APA website offers individuals valuable information regarding a wide range of mental health issues (emotional, physical, and behavioral disorders).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Similar to the NIMH, current research regarding various mental health disorders, such as ADHD, is offered by the CDC.
This is an excellent resource for individuals with learning difficulties, with links to professionals and materials, workshops, and tools (including audiobooks).
The International Dyslexia Association
This non-profit organization is focused on providing help to individuals with dyslexia and their families. Also, here is a wonderful, comprehensive handbook on dyslexia published by the IDA for parents titled “What Every Family Should Know.”
This online resource is invaluable for parents and educators interested in learning more about special education law and advocacy for students with disabilities.
U.S. Dept. of Education – Rights for Students with ADHD
Find the full document here.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
This organization provides articles, a referral database, and other resources for individuals dealing with ADHD. CHADD of Northern Virginia also runs Meetup groups for parents/caregivers of children with ADHD and for adults and teens dealing with ADHD.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
This site offers reliable information and resources for individuals managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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