RESOURCES

Please see the following links for helpful mental health-related resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the free and confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). This line is staffed by a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
Maryland Early Intervention Program
The Strive for Wellness Clinic is part of the Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP). The EIP is a collaborative effort among several centers focused on specialized programming  in the early identification, evaluation, and comprehensive psychiatric treatment of adolescents and young adults at risk for, or in the early stages of, a mental illness with psychosis.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. Resources are available for teens, young adults, and families. Local events can be found at: http://namibaltimore.org/
Stigma
Strive for Wellness statement on stigma:
Stigma is defined as a "mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person." 

Sadly, many individuals experiencing mental illness are impacted by sigma. These stereotypes or prejudices lead of labeling and incorrect assumptions about those with mental illnesses. This can sometimes lead people having these experiences to internalize the negative stereotype and potentially transform their own identity.

 

When this happens, it leads to negative impacts on the potential for recovery. 

Discrimination against those with mental illnesses is an example of stigma in action. It can limit a person's freedoms, and/or coerce or socially exclude them.

For many, experiences of stigma prevent individuals from seeking out potentially life-improving treatment and intervention.

 

OUR GOALS ARE TO REDUCE STIGMA

  • Provide person-centered services in a non- judgmental treatment environment

  • Actively protest negative myths about those with mental illness

  • Provide outreach and education to community and provider groups to educate others on mental illness and impacts of stigma