Be aware of mental-health chat-rooms. They can be long on sympathy and short on knowledge. Online health sites, a worldwide worry!
These web sites offer information on psychological and health issues:
Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection, prepared by the University of Chicago Student Counseling and Resource Service, is an interesting self-help guide online.
www.NAMI.org, the website of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, is one of several good online source of information.
http://www.campusblues.com dedicated to helping students finding a sense of well-being.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help can be found at these organizations:
Suicide Prevention NIMH: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depsuicidemenu.cfm
The National Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: www.save.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Adult ADHD: http://amenclinic.com/ac/tests/add_test1.php
Bipolar disorder: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolarmenu.cfm
About boundaries within a relationship
Sexual abuse: Rape/date, rape
Recognizing Mental Illness in Young adults:
Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals
Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA)
APRA promotes access to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services. DC Residents in need of substance abuse treatment can access services free of charge. HU students need a DC license or a letter from Howard stating that one is a resident.
To access services, complete an assessment at: Assessment and Referral Center (ARC)
70 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 727-8473 - Fax: (202) 727-8411
No scheduling is needed. Walk-in hours are: 7 am - 6 pm.
After the ARC conducts a complete assessment, the client may choose a treatment provider from a list of 30 treatment program of the Drug Treatment Choice Program (DTCP). Typically, a client will begin treatment within one day. There is no waiting list for treatment in the District of Columbia.
1411 K Street, N.W., Suite 703
Washington, DC 20005
Silver Spring, MD
Admissions: (301) 589-0255
Some of the insurance plans and managed care companies that cover treatment at Kolmac:
Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield (FEP, HMO, PPO)
National Capital PPO (NCPPO)
United Behavioral Health
Seton House – Behavioral Health Services
1053 Buchanan Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
The Calvin Rolark Center
1949 4th Street, N.E.
Washington, D. C. 20002
Telephone: (202) 462-7500
Clean and Sober Streets
425 2nd St., NW
Washington DC 20001
Accepts walk-ins, please call (202) 783-7343
Payment: there is no payment for treatment.
Arlington County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
1725 N. George Mason Drive Arlington, VA 22205
Telephone: (703) 228-4900
Payment: use a sliding fee based on income.
Fairfax County Drug & Alcohol Referral Services
Telephone: (703) 383-8470
Useful links for Drug/Alcohol
Screening for College Mental Health Concerns http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/