Hello Recovery Friends and New Visitors,
IN HONOR of *National Suicide Prevention Month* I wanted to have a helpful website as a *Guest Spotlight* this week, and so I picked my good friends at http://WhatWorks4U.org
There a Great organization who help young people who may have Mental & Emotional problems, illness and disorders. I’m NOT only *Spotlighting them here on my Recovery
Blog, but they are also my *WEEKLY GUEST BLOG* on my Writer/Book Blog as well at:
http://www.simplesite.com/CatherineLyonAddictedToDimes Here is more of what they do to help others!
WhatWorks4U.org aims to improve treatment for young people with mental health problems by gathering information about what works in the real world.
If you have experience of mental health problems, you can help us build knowledge about symptoms and treatments by reporting:
- what treatments have worked (or are working) for you
- which health professionals you have found (or are finding) helpful
- some of the side effects from the treatments you have tried
How does WhatWorks4U.org work?
- The information you give will be combined with information from other young people and reported on whatworks4u.org.
- Your information directly helps to build knowledge on what works for young people with mental health problems.
- You give information anonymously. Whatworks4u.org does not ask for your name, address or any other information that could be used to identify you.
Who is behind WhatWorks4U.org
WhatWorks4U.org is run by researchers in the Population Mental Health Group at The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), Australia. The MSPGH is a leading health research centre in Australia, with its current research programs looking at the factors affecting mental and physical health in the community, and on improving health and well-being.
- Most mental health problems start in teenagers and young adults. In fact, as many as one in four people younger than 24 have a mental health problem. The most common ones are depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse.
- We don’t know enough about treatments for people in this age group. The most common treatments are psychotherapies (talk therapies) and drug treatments but there haven’t been enough good studies on a wide enough range of mental health problems.
- The studies that have been done don’t tend to last long enough to get good information about what works in the long-term and they don’t tend to consider what happens in the ‘real world’.
- Most of the studies on treatments for mental health problems have been done in adults Some psychotherapies and drug treatments work differently in young people so just because a treatment works in adults, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily work in younger people.
- We need to find out more about what works for young people in the real world.
**They also have a Great Resource Page as well on how to get some Information**
- General Links
- Links by Disorder
- Links by Country
If you want to find out more information about mental health problems, treatments and where to get help, please check out the following websites:
Information, help, support, and advice for young people to manage mental health difficulties such as stress, anxiety, bullying, depression and more
Mental health and wellbeing information for young people on a range of topics, including advice on how to get help
Fact sheets about a variety of mental disorders especially for young people, including advice on how to get help for a friend
Use online screening tools to check out your mental health, plus learn about a range of disorders and where to find support
Lots of mental health tips and advice, plus listen to some FREE ‘feel good’ tunes
Information on how to recognize mental health problems, advice on how to deal with them and how to seek treatment
Or if you want more specific information, select a disorder below:
Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Fact sheets and info specifically for young people about depression and anxiety
FREE online self-assessment and online help program plus stacks of depression info including causes, treatment and prevention tips
Online mental health service offering information, assessment, online diagnosis and treatment programs (“e-therapy”) for anxiety disorders
Specialist mental health organization providing support, recovery and information to people and families living with anxiety disorders
FREE online mental health check-up, plus learn more about mood disorders and find resources to help yourself or friends
Find out more about Bipolar and learn how others live with this disorder
Learn more about the many different types of treatments out there for Depression
Find out everything about psychosis, from causes, early intervention and associated problems to advice for helping a friend
Learn all about schizophrenia: what it is, its causes, treatment and recovery
Info about Psychosis, including symptoms, treatment and prevention, with an emphasis on the importance of getting help early
Here you will find info about eating disorders, how to get help and how to help someone you know with an eating disorder
A website all about eating disorders: what are they, how to get help for yourself or someone else
A unique reference point on eating disorders, with info on diagnosis, signs, causes, risks and treatments
Clear, up-to-date information about a wide range of eating disorders, their treatment and recovering, with access to online support groups
FREE confidential advice and information for young people about drugs, sex, mental health, body image and relationships
Not just your boring substance information site, be sure to check out Frank’s basement and other interactive games!
Information for young people about drug use and the harms involved with using drugs
Find out about the different types of personality disorders, how they’re treated, and how to help a friend that might have a personality disorder
Information about behavior disorders including signs, treatment and when to seek help
Relationship advice and stories to help you work out where your relationship is at