Help for Those in Need: Links and Resources


Needing Help and Having Somewhere to Turn

By Duane Hewitt – with the help of many!

At various times in our lives, there comes a point when we all need help. Sometimes we carry burdens that are simply too much to bear. Suicide, fear, pain, anxiety, depression, job loss, homelessness, loneliness, addiction, unwanted pregnancy, age, death, disease, marital problems and relationship breakup, feeling like you have nothing to live for … the many things that can assail us can seem endless. In a world that so often feels like it’s spinning out of control, where does one turn?

But there are those who are available to help; people who have the knowledge, the resources, and the desire to help. And one helping hand, one kind heart, can always lead to another.

Below are a collection of links and resources, primarily for the U.S. and Canada, of people and associations who are available to help you. And keep in mind that any one of these might well be your connection to others who will help.


Stress and anxiety 101: What’s the difference between the two mental-health issues?

8 Signs Your Depression Is Getting Worse, Because It’s Important To Know What To Look For

Signs of PTSD in Military Service Members

The Veteran’s Guide to Creating a Peaceful At-Home Atmosphere After Returning Home

Depression during pregnancy

Eating Disorders Symptoms

Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs

How to Overcome the Debilitating Panic of Agoraphobia

Important Links:

Mental Health Effects of Mesothelioma

Vision Center: Your One-Stop-Shop for All Things Vision (U.S.) – an excellent resource for eye conditions, eyeglasses, and much more!

Types of Eyeglasses

Color Blindness

Recovery Local – Connecting you to addiction resources you can trust. (U.S.)

Detox Local: The Authority on Drug Detox and Withdrawal (U.S.) – with Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Directory.

Brain Center TMS – Am I Depressed? Take a Depression Test

Drug Rehab “Changing lives through addiction care & education.”

Drug Rehab – Substance Abuse and Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing Risk

Drug Rehab – Alcohol Addiction

COVID-19 and Our Mental Health

Alcohol Rehab Help – Find the Best Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center Near You. (U.S.)

Free Grants for Felons “Grants and financial assistance that help ex-felons with housing, rent, utility bills, medical bills, college, and medications.”

Grandfolk “Grandfolk is focused on improving the lives of seniors through guidance during key senior transitions related to lifestyle, products, and services.”

The Recovery Village (U.S.) “Mental health disorders are common conditions, affecting an estimated 54 million Americans each year. Mental health conditions can cause frequent stress and can be both emotionally and physically trying. If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health concerns, know that you are not alone and help is available.”

Rehab Spot “Addiction takes so much away from you: friends, family, career, and even your personality. Luckily, you can take it back. Contact one of our treatment partners to find a rehab program that works for you. Please note that you can get treatment help during COVID-19. With just 30 days at a professional rehab center, you can get clean and sober, start therapy, join a support group, and learn ways to manage your cravings.”

Opioid Drug Rehab “The Opioid epidemic has spread to every group of people in the United States. The Opioid addiction crisis claims 115 American lives daily. Get Treatment help today!”

Financial Help for Single Mothers (U.S.) “An excellent resource for single mothers needing grants and financial assistance, and even rental assistance.”

Addiction Group (U.S.) “Addiction Resources for American Communities. Addiction is a complex and serious issue that affects all types of communities in the United States. While anyone can develop a substance use disorder (SUD), there are specific communities that are more susceptible than others. Certain cases require specialized care and treatment.”

Explaining and Understanding PTSD

Correlation Between Loneliness, Self-Isolation, and Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Suicide

Crisis Services Canada: Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Whoever you are and whatever assails you, please, don’t give up – hang in there.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank (1928 – 1945)

Copyright 2020 Duane Hewitt

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