XAS Consulting, LLC provides a list of important clinical mental health resources to clients and individuals looking for support, therapy, trauma relief, clinical counseling, etc. Please refer to the list below for your specific interests or needs.
Crisis Counseling via Phone or Text
The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the aftermath of the Texas flooding. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS—text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals who provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
Call 1-800-985-5990 | Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH
This page contains most all disaster-related links and materials available at this site. Here, you’ll find mental health handouts as well as links to external disaster web sites, disaster mental health guides, and other informative materials useful in assisting disaster victims. The focus of this page is less on the most recent specific disaster, and more on generally useful information and links that may be useful in a variety of disasters. http://www.trauma-pages.com/disaster.php
American Counseling Association (ACA) Fact Sheets – A Base Platform For Learning About the Skills for Dealing With Disaster Mental Health – See more at: http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/trauma-disaster#sthash.np1bUwH3.dpuf
CRISIS AND TRAUMA
SEXUAL AND GEDER MINORITIES (LGBQQTI)
Freedom Rings: The LGBTQ Addiction Recovery Blog
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care
The Fenway Institute The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues.Â Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.We do this by conducting innovative research and developing education and advocacy programs grounded in the LGBT community. We act as a catalyst for change in the larger community by applying our knowledge broadly. We are motivated by the belief that everyone, everywhere deserves access to high-quality, culturally-competent health care.
This is a list of links to sites that deal with various LGBT issues. Some of the sites are chosen specifically because their content or presentation might appeal to psychologists.
Revitalized LGBT Mental Health Community
We’ve relaunched the LGBT Mental Health Community on the HealthyPlace website. You’ll find over 100 new articles and videos dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender mental health and related issues that are important to the LGBT community. Not only do we discuss gay mental health in detail, but there’s also plenty of information on where to find gay support, gay support groups and organizations. Other topics include gay bullying, gay suicide, and things you should consider before coming out at work. Plus we have articles that address parents of gay children and some of the issues they face. We invite you to take a look.
Welcome to The Friends & Family Plan. Having a conversation with someone who is conflicted about supporting LGBT equality because of their Christian convictions is difficult. We want to support you. Here, you will find the best research, strategies, messages, and resources to help you prepare.
Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families
Edited by Sari H. Dworkin and Mark Pope
This captivating book contains 31 case studies that focus on what is said and done in actual counseling sessions with LGBTQQI clients, including diagnosis; interventions, treatment goals, and outcomes; transference and countertransference issues; other multicultural considerations; and recommendations for further counseling or training.
Experts in the field address topics across the areas of individual development, relationship concerns, contextual matters, and wellness. The cases presented include coming out; counseling intersex, bisexual, and transsexual clients; couples, marriage, and family counseling; parenting issues; aging; working with rural clients and African American, Native American, Latino/a, Asian, and multiracial individuals; sexual minority youth; HIV; sexual and drug addictions; binational couples; work and career; domestic violence; spirituality and religion; sexual issues; and women’s health.
2012 | 395 pages
List Price: $54.95
ACA Member Price: $39.95
GLBT National Hotline
Rainbow Youth Hotline
LGBT Suicide Prevention Hotline
www.TheTrevorProject.org or 1-800-850-8078
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
American Psychological Association
Rainbow Heights Club
In response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include tip sheets on:
- The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
- Tips for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
- Talking to Children about the Recent Shooting
- After the Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children after Disasters
- Parent Tips for Helping School-Aged Children after Disasters
- Guiding Adults in Talking to Children About Death and Attending Services
Another School Violence Resource Available
You may want to view Response and Recovery after School Violence, presented by Marleen Wong and Melissa Brymer. Originally aired in 2009, this 90-minute discussion with accompanying slides explores threat assessment and management, including what makes an effective Threat Assessment Team, the behavior traits and communication warning signs exhibited by perpetrators, questions to ask when assessing a threat, collecting data on and interviewing a student/adult who is a potential threat, red flag concerns, and post-event recovery responses, including Psychological First Aid for Schools.
SAMHSA SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Every 15 minutes someone in the U.S. takes his or her own life. And for every one suicide, there are 25 attempts. This public health issue affects everyone: families, healthcare providers, school personnel, faith communities, friends, government, and others. It’s important that everyone know suicides warning signs and how to help a person contemplating suicide. This is particularly true for healthcare providers, especially those who work in integrated health settings, which are primed to make a great difference in the lives of people at-risk of suicide.